About Apple Watch cost

Discussion in 'Apple Watch' started by afsnyder, Feb 26, 2015.

  1. afsnyder, Feb 26, 2015
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    afsnyder macrumors 65816

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    People are assuming the different collections would cost different. My concern here is that Apple doesn't really sell complexity.

    My thoughts are the Apple Watch and Apple Watch Sport sell for $349 w/ a choice of your band. Or maybe the Apple watch sells for 500. The Apple Watch edition sells for a fixed $X,000 w/ a choice of your band.

    Then the extra straps for an Apple Watch or Apple Watch Sport would sell for individual prices depending on the materials used but generally go between only a few price-points so that the consumer doesn't have to add up $$ and get confused or annoyed.

    I don't have any reason to believe Apple would try hundreds of different pricings. Everyone today KNOWS the iPhone costs 199 then 100 more per storage tier. I don't know, just the whole speculation of the sport costing less than the apple watch and then the bands costing certain amounts just seems silly.
     
  2. TimUSCA macrumors 6502a

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    Hard to say because Apple has never sold anything with this many options. But I would like to point out that they *do* charge an extra $100 to go from the 6 to the 6 Plus. Yeah, it's an upgrade. But so is going from aluminum with gorilla glass to stainless steel with sapphire glass.
     
  3. cmChimera macrumors 68040

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    No way that's happening.
     
  4. Sharkey311 Suspended

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    iPhone 6 and 6 Plus have more differences than size though. OIS, better screen, etc.

    The difference between 38 and 42mm is just that; size. Unless they release more info that the bigger model has more features, it would be foolish for them to sell the *slightly* bigger model for 50 or 100 more.
     
  5. afsnyder thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Right... I don't know. People are speculating such a wide variety of pricing, I'm just getting a little nervous that there won't be a "fixed" and "recognizable" price for the watches.
     
  6. mojolicious macrumors 68000

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    1) The Watch cannot be purchased without a strap. The cheapest off-the-peg $349 Watch Sport will come with the cheapest tier of bands.

    2) A 'custom build' Watch Sport only will be $300, with the compulsory bands starting at $49.

    3) The 38mm/42mm Watch Sports will be the same price.

    4) Ditto the Watches.

    5) But not the Watch Editions, because precious metals and stuff.

    6) I have absolutely no factual basis for any of this.
     
  7. Piggie macrumors 604

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    Perhaps to make it simple for buyers Apple won't price each different strap differently.

    They may have say Basic, Standard and Deluxe Straps & Pricing.

    Let's say $49, $149, $199 Just for example.

    So there are not a million different price combinations.

    3 prices for the Watch itself and 3 prices for the bands.

    They "could" have decided to do something like this to keep it simple.
     
  8. FrankySavvy macrumors 65816

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    This is what I'm thinking:

    APPLE WATCH SPORT - Aluminum Silver/Space Gray Case

    38mm - $349 with White/Black Fluoroelastomer Strap
    42mm - $399 with White/Black Fluoroelastomer Strap

    AVAILABLE STRAPS (Sold Seperately):

    Sport Fluoroelastomer Strap Blue/Pink/Green/White/Black $49



    APPLE WATCH Stainless Steel Case

    38mm - $449 with White/Black Fluoroelastomer Strap
    42mm - $499 with White/Black Fluoroelastomer Strap

    38mm - $549 with Black Classic Buckle
    42mm - $599 with Black Classic Buckle

    38mm - $579 with Milanese Loop
    42mm - $629 with Milanese Loop

    38mm - $599 with Soft Pink, Midnight Blue, Brown Leather Modern Buckle
    42mm - $649 with Stone, Light Blue, Brown Magnetic Leather

    38mm - $699 with Link Bracelet
    42mm - $749 with Link Bracelet

    Apple Watch Space Black Stainless Steel Case

    38mm - $749 with Link Bracelet
    42mm - $799 with Link Bracelet

    AVAILABLE STRAPS:

    Sport Fluoroelastomer Strap Blue/Pink/Green/White/Black $49
    Classic Leather Buckle - $99
    Milanese Loop - $129
    Leather Loop - $149 *only available for 42mm
    Modern Leather Buckle - $179 *only available for 38mm
    Stainless Steel Link - $199
    Stainless Steel Black Link - $229



    Apple Watch Edition - Rose Gold

    38mm - $1999 with White Fluoroelastomer Strap w/18kt Rose Gold Pin
    42mm - $2199 with White Fluoroelastomer Strap w/18kt Rose Gold Pin

    38mm - $2999 with Rose Grey Modern Buckle Strap w/18kt Rose Gold Buckle

    Apple Watch Edition - Yellow Gold

    42mm - $2199 with Black Fluoroelastomer Strap w/18kt Gold Pin
    42mm - $2799 with Midnight Blue Classic Buckle Strap w/18kt Gold Buckle

    38mm - $2999 with Bright Red Leather Modern Buckle Strap w/18kt Yellow Gold Buckle

    AVAILABLE STRAPS:
    White Fluoroelastomer Strap w/18kt Rose Gold Pin - $299
    Black Fluoroelastomer Strap w/18kt Yellow Gold Pin - $299 *42mm Only
    Midnight Blue Classic Buckle Strap w/18kt Gold Buckle - $499 *42mm Only
    Modern Buckle Strap w/18kt Rose Gold Buckle - $999 *38mm Only
    Modern Buckle Strap w/18kt Yellow Gold Buckle - $999 *38mm Only
     
  9. Technodynamic macrumors 6502

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    My instinct says you are correct and very close on prices. despite other rumors I read.

     
  10. gcooldude86 macrumors 6502

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    I hope your right on the pricing for the Watch Edition, I can see myself being able to afford that.

     
  11. FrankySavvy macrumors 65816

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    I hope the vast majority of bands will be supported by the Sport Edition, I also hope the stainless steel (WATCH) edition will be cheaper then I suspect.
     
  12. Technodynamic macrumors 6502

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    if Apple wants to sell many millions of them (which they project), then need to be within reach price wise. I think SS will be a mild upgrade $150ish
     
  13. TimUSCA macrumors 6502a

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    I wasn't comparing the sizes, I was comparing the different models (Sport vs Stainless). That's what OP was talking about.

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    I agree. I don't see the stainless being twice as much as the Sport, like Gruber said. I'm thinking the Sport will be $349 and the Stainless will be more like $499.
     
  14. extricated macrumors 6502

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    Yes! For the Sport and Stainless, I've been thinking very similar to what you shared.
    I think the Edition will go higher than you suggested, but all of your estimates (Edition included) seem very realistic.

    I hope you're close!
     
  15. dylman macrumors regular

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    FWIW, my guess is approx. $750 for the basic SS watch, up to $1000 for the link bracelet in space black.

    I think it's possible that no price for the Edition will be publicly revealed. If you have to ask...
     
  16. Mr. Buzzcut macrumors 65816

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    It doesn't need to be that complicated. There are three major price points, each with two sizes. I doubt they go beyond that, i.e., charging more for space black. Everything else is accessories. Customers will grasp this. I'll be very surprised if there are multiple band options for non BTO stock. Some may even be Apple store exclusive like (PRODUCT)RED used to be.
     
  17. FrankySavvy macrumors 65816

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    I think $1000 will be tuff to sell a stainless steel watch, if the sports band starts at $349, i could not see such a jump to stainless steel to $750, maybe $750 for the high end of the Apple Watch collection.
     
  18. dylman macrumors regular

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    I kind of hope you're right, it would mean I could probably get the stainless steel if I wanted. As it is, I really do think I'll be getting the Sport.
     
  19. FrankySavvy macrumors 65816

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    I hear ya, over $500 for a watch is pushing it for me, especially a piece of technology.
     
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    He also was talking about how there'd be a 50 dollar difference, if I am not mistaken.
     

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