Apple Stores to be outfitted with safes to house gold Apple Watches

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  1. Rogifan macrumors P6

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    So says Mark Gurman.

    http://9to5mac.com/2015/01/31/apple-stores-to-be-outfitted-with-safes-to-house-gold-apple-watches/

     
  2. Julien macrumors G3

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    [sarcasm]But I read (on this forum) that it was a thin egg shell case with say, $100 worth of gold.[/sarcasm]:eek::D:D:eek:

    Interesting article, but I thought you didn't like reading Gurman?:eek:
     
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  4. KPOM macrumors G5

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    I guess this pretty much confirms the $5K or higher price, and that you likely won't be able to order an Edition online. You'll need to go to a physical store.
     
  5. Rogifan thread starter macrumors P6

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    I think he's a arrogant punk but he does get the good gossip.
     
  6. KPOM, Jan 31, 2015
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    Well, there are consumer laws about labeling jewelry. They wouldn't be putting gold-plated watches in a jewel case. John Gruber's speculation was that the Edition might be upgradable. I.e. maybe in a year or 2 you can upgrade to the latest insides for $500. That would be plausible, though unprecedented for Apple. Of course, selling a watch is also unprecedented, so who knows what Apple's plans are. We'll find out soon enough, I guess.
     
  7. matrix07 macrumors 68040

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    Makes sense. You don't want the expensive watches naked on the shelves in store full of glasses.
    So this confirm that the Edition will be very very expensive, I guess?
     
  8. jafingi macrumors 65816

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    No **** sherlock. Another one of Gurman's "non-articles". Just click bait.

    I have followed 9to5 on a regular basis for many years, but they have really become like a silly tabloid magazine with no quality at all. So now it's over for me and 9to5.
     
  9. Tanegashima macrumors 6502

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    And you are not alone.

    No wonder why they have been banned from Apple.
     
  10. Rogifan thread starter macrumors P6

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    Banned from what? Apple doesn't invite rumor sites to events.
     
  11. Rogifan thread starter macrumors P6

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    He wants people to think he's in the know. And while he does get leaks that are sometimes accurate I don't get the feeling he knows people/culture at Apple say, the way John Gruber or Rene Ritchie do. That's why when Gurman reported on software design VP Greg Christie leaving Apple (and implying Christie was pushed out by Jony Ive) Gruber immediately put up a blog post discrediting his report. Same thing when Gurman claimed Apple redesigned and renamed their Health app because of something he leaked. Gruber was right there calling Gurman out. Gruber also said on Twitter that Gurman's exposé on Apple PR wasn't completely accurate. Gurman's only as good as whatever gets leaked to him.
     
  12. Julien macrumors G3

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    No reason why you can't buy on-line (at least in the US). They can be securely shipped registered/insured mail. This is done with rare coins and jewelry all the time.
     
  13. Tanegashima macrumors 6502

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    Exactly.

    The problem is that those rumors get upgraded to facts by the press and even stupid readers...

    How ofter do you see people complaining here about Apple Watch's battery life, when all we know nothing specific?

    Those sites, those people are going to misinform people, hurting sales.

    Yet, those idiots at 9to5mac wrote an famous article, like they were saints.

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    Exactly.

    Even broken watch is right two times a day.
     
  14. OllyW Moderator

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    Not if it's an :apple:Watch. :D
     
  15. leenak macrumors 68020

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    Costco sells $100k+ rings that can be shipped directly to your house. So yeah, a watch aint a thang.
     
  16. Tanegashima macrumors 6502

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    LOL... yep... ;)
     
  17. Mr. Buzzcut macrumors 65816

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    No doubt. These rumors are out of control. People need to get out more. I guess no one was able to get a new Mac Pro shipped to them, either.

    It makes sense to secure something in a retail setting that has some value in its raw materials but even then, at least in many areas, there are restrictions to pawning such things - say you defaced it or melted it so it could not be identified.

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    Worthwhile even if your sarcastic comment is true. Think about it. Apple store may have a decent quantity of them and you could fit a ton in a back pack easily lifting thousands in stock. With some value in the raw materials, a thief may skip the iPhones and go for the watch instead.

    I'd like to see what the safes end up being. Could be any sort of locked enclosure. The hype is very strong here.
     

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