Today Apple has finally unveiled all details regarding the fervently awaited Apple Watch and listed the wearable gadget at its official online store, giving its future users the opportunity to create their very own, exceptional model of the watch and check its potential price. Costing from $349 to the whooping $10,000 for the most luxurious gold version of the watch, the Apple Watch is scheduled to start shipping on April 24th.
Apple Watch – Pricing & Availability
One of the world’s most awaited smartwatches is now officially listed on Apple’s official website in the variety of style options. In order to clarify the available versions, the manufacturer divided all models into three collections: the Apple Watch Sport, the Apple Watch and the Apple Watch Edition. All variants come with the same rectangular case measuring optionally 38mm or 42 mm, a battery lasting up to 18 hours on a moderate usage, heart rate monitor, support for making calls directly via the watch, and variety of customization features. Despite all the same features, the watch varies when it comes to applied materials, finishes and band options.
Starting from the most affordable option, the Apple Watch Sport arrives with an anodized aluminum finish available in silver and space grey color variants. Due to their matte look, the mentioned finishes resemble most closely the materials used in the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus. What’s more the screen of the watch is also covered with an extra strong ion-treated glass layer, the same that protects the iPhone 6’s display.
Furthermore, the Apple Watch Sport comes equipped with a rubberized wrist band accessible in a wide range of colors. However, if for some reason you don’t like the rubberized sport strap thanks to Apple’s interchangeable custom strap system, you may pick the strap style you like and add it to the model you want to buy. As for the pricing, the Watch Sport will cost from $349 (for 38mm model) to $399 (for the 42mm version).
Moving on the representative of the middle-ground collection, the Apple Watch comes with a stainless steel case dressed in two color options that is a shiny polished silver and a glossy space black. This time the display is protected by the extremely durable sapphire crystal layer which makes the watch scratch-proof.
The device’s users can choose among sport band, leather and bands with diversity of buckle choices or even a Milanese loop bracelet. But, simultaneously this variety of wrist band options influences the Apple Watch pricing. The 38mm version of the watch will cost you from $549 to $1,049, depending on which band style you choose, and if you want to buy the bigger 42mm alternative of the gadget you will need to spend from $599 to $1099.
The Apple Watch Edition is definitely the most exclusive collection that will be sold only in selected stores. Available in either rose or yellow 18-karat gold option the Apple Watch Edition just as the Apple Watch collection is also covered with a protective layer of sapphire crystal. What’s more the Watch Edition additionally offers special exclusive strap choices, including leather straps and sport bands with gold finishes. Though, as nothing comes for free, those luxurious materials of which the watch is made affects its price significantly by increasing it to $10,000 or higher.
The second generation of the Apple Watch is already available for pre-order with shipping kicking off no sooner than on April 24th. Which one will you pick? Stainless steel, anodized aluminum or maybe pure gold? There are some many choices available at some many prices. Everything depends simply on your taste and your budget, of course.
more info: Apple