Wireless Jewelry Box Charger

Discussion in 'Apple Watch' started by MICHAELSD, Sep 10, 2014.

  1. MICHAELSD macrumors 68040

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    Reportedly the Apple Watch Edition comes with a jewelry box that users can set their Watch in to charge overnight.

    Which begs the question: at $349 shouldn't every model include this...? :mad: The "Edition" model is rumored to cost well over $1k.
     
  2. JaySoul macrumors 68020

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    I guarantee it will cost $1K or more, no doubt in my mind.
     
  3. TheDeviceUser macrumors 6502a

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    Yeah. But it's possible that they may sell the 'Box Charger' as an extra accessory if people want it who have the standard version.
     
  4. JaySoul macrumors 68020

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    No chance, they will want to keep it exclusive for the Edition - that's going to be this super exclusive, expensive thing for a very limited but cash rich segment.
     
  5. rdrr macrumors 6502a

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    The real question is, what will happen when apple watch 2 comes out the following year? Paying over 1k a year seems unsustainable.

    Or... Like the original iPhone they drop the price after 3 months.
     
  6. Patriot24 macrumors 68030

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    I still think that we're looking at 2-3 year cycles on this product. I don't think they can push them out yearly.
     
  7. mattopotamus macrumors G5

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    The people spending 1k on the apple watch probably have luxury watches costing well over 10k, so the 1k yearly is nothing. I almost think it will be a product you have to order online and not readily in stock.
     
  8. TheDeviceUser macrumors 6502a

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    No, I'm fairly certain that there will be yearly updates. But only with the technology inside the device. I think we'll se a redesign in 'Early 2016' as most new Apple products get a redesign after the first year. E.g iPad 2, iPhone 3G were both a second generation redesign. However, after that, I think we'll be looking at 2018/2019 for another redesign.

    Basically, I think it will be updated yearly. But only in tech/software. Not a redesign, that'll happen every 2-3 years.
     
  9. Menel macrumors 603

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    It's sustainable... just depends on your income.

    Steve Jobs bought a new Benz every six months. Was perfectly sustainable for his income.
     
  10. TheDeviceUser macrumors 6502a

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    My guess is, the people who buy the Gold Edition version won't tend to be 'tech addicts', e.g people who read MacRumors. Of course some will, but I guess most people on this forum will buy the Sport or Apple Watch version, essentially to keep the cost down, and therefore buy one every 1-2 years.
     
  11. douglasf13 macrumors 65816

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    Vertu somehow manages to sell really high priced phones to their clients, although I have no idea how profitable they are.
     
  12. joejoejoe macrumors 65816

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    He worked out a lease deal with Mercedes that was ongoing but would put him in a new car regularly.

    He was likely paying 1500-2000/mo... Not 100k every 6 months.
     

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