According to a new report, not only is the Apple Watch set to release on Valentine’s Day but it could cost as much as $5000 too.
While the iPhone 6 and the iPhone 6 Plus took centre stage at Apple’s big event in September, the Californian company also announced the ‘Apple Watch’. Tipped as a high quality wearable to take on the Samsung Galaxy Gear and others like it, the gadget didn’t quite get the reception that Apple was looking for.
This was mostly down to the Apple Watch’s apparent lack of a ‘killer’ feature. On stage, Apple explained that not only does it have a touchscreen interface but it also has a digital dial on the side of it to help users zoom in/out and scroll on the device without their hands obscuring the display. But, this wasn’t considered a particularly interesting selling point.
Other questions were also asked about the Apple Watch’s availability as the company was incredibly vague about its release plans. Thanks to a new report however, we have both a potential release date and pricing to hand.
Coming from iGen.fr, a French Apple site, is the information that the Apple Watch could launch on February 14th – Valentine’s Day. Their reports state that both manufacturers and resellers are preparing for a mid-February timeframe, seeming to point to the day of love as the release date. Apple themselves have pencilled in the device for ‘Spring 2015’ and this only seems to be in line with that.
Furthermore, the publication also states that the luxury version of the Apple Watch – the one with the body made out of gold – could retail as high as $5000. That’s a whopping great price tag especially considering that the aluminium ‘sport’ version of the Apple Watch will only cost $349 and the Retina iMac retails for less than $5000, so it will be interesting to see how Apple can justify that cost.
It’s also worth noting that iGen.fr has been spot on the money with Apple rumours before, most notably they correctly reported on the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus’ sizes. Apple has yet to make this official though, so we’ll keep you posted once they do.
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