Apple Watch gets new bands, lower starting price

Apple Watch gets new bands, lower starting price
While there was talk about Apple introducing a refreshed version of the Apple Watch today, that turned out not to be the case. With CEO Tim Cook announcing that one-third of Apple Watch users change the bands on their timepiece often, Apple has introduced some new band variations, including woven nylon bands. With the tech titan referring to the new bands as its "Spring collection," this will probably become a seasonal update.

Apple has also sliced the price of the entry-level Apple Watch to $299 from $349. This should help the Apple Watch keep its grip on the smartwatch market. Tim Cook said today that Apple's intelligent timepiece is the top selling smartwatch in the world.

The price cut could also mean that the unveiling of the Apple Watch 2 is getting closer. This new version might offer a FaceTime feature and might have stand-alone capabilities. That would mean that the device would not need to be paired with a compatible iPhone. The Apple Watch 2 could see the light of day in September at the same time that the Apple iPhone 7 is introduced.


source: Apple (photos courtesy of The Verge

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14 Comments

1. imran86

Posts: 208; Member since: Sep 14, 2012

Price cut means they are not selling.

2. Unordinary unregistered

Price cut means they want to push inventory before Apple Watch 2 comes out in September. #1 selling smart watch in the world. Something has to be selling. Lol.

3. Arch_Fiend

Posts: 3944; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

Got em lol.

5. XDAdam

Posts: 276; Member since: Feb 03, 2016

#1 selling smartwatch... sure, because they make just one. Add all the total sells of Android Wear watches, and those numbers dwarf Apple's numbers. Apple can get away with saying that because Android has multiple manufactures sell them instead of just one. Google can easily say that Android Wear is the #1 smartwatch operating system in the world.

6. Unordinary unregistered

We aren't talking about Android Wear. We are talking about the Apple Watch. Not an entire OS. My point still stands. Dodo. !! Coca Cola is the #1 selling soda in the world. Something has to be selling. Lol. !! "DOESN'T MATTER! ALL OTHER SODAS IN THE WORLD OUTSELL COCA COLA COMBINED! EYE EM AZ DUM AZ AYE BOCKS UV ROX!!!!"

7. xocomaox

Posts: 200; Member since: Dec 14, 2015

Actually you are talking about an entire OS, since the Apple watch is the only smartwatch running that OS.

9. Unordinary unregistered

Except I'm not, and neither is the statistic. Let me put this in terms for you low IQ laymen to understand. AH-pUL sellZ thuh moast numbUr of Wotchez cumpaird tew ehnie uHthur smart wOTCH.

12. xocomaox

Posts: 200; Member since: Dec 14, 2015

I don't think you are understanding what you're saying. We are talking about the Apple watch and all the different models it comes in. While all of these models are made by the same manufacturer, they are all running an OS that is different from other smartwatches that run Android Wear. Earlier you compared coke and all other sodas. This is not the analogy you should be using. It's more like Ovaltine sales vs soda sales. Both beverages, but one is sold exclusively by Nestle, the other is sold by many different manufacturers.

14. Unordinary unregistered

Ovaltine is amazing

8. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

#1 shipped watch. We have no idea how its selling. I assume it is fair to say, that if any company sells 8M of anything, you should see more people with said product. * million watches shipped, how many sold? Well we don't know. I can say tthis for a fact. If Apple had sold all of them, they would have released the info to the press. Shipping means sold top retailers, or distribution channels. Carriers don't carry the watch because they cant sell you a plan with it. Show me sales numbers. After all if a product is selling we should get numbers? We get iPhone sales numbers, we get macs sales numbers, we get iPad sales numbers but no Apple Watch sales numbers? Either Apple has a consistency issue, or they arent selling.

10. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

Yes price cuts yes means pushign inventory for a newer available model vs an old. But when other OEM's drop the price you come right out and claim they arent selling. So why cant it be the same for Apple? Whay is it, the Apple Watch has been on sale for more than a year, yet the only 2 people I've ever seen wearing them, work where I work? I've never seen one on anyone elses arm. I must have walked past over 20,000 people easy over last summer at 5 disney parks and I never saw anyone wearing an Apple Watch. I wasn't looking for peoples watches, but standing in line you see people and what they are wearing...especially since on my tiny wrist I was wearing my big ass Samsung Gear S. So surely an Apple Watch would also stand out, yet I saw NONE. I saw a few Gear 2 Neo's, Moto 360 and fitness bands like the Fitbit. I also saw other Gear S' as well. Not one Apple Watch. My home? Chicago has 3.5M people. I go to tones of places here every single day. I frequent retailers EVERYDAY like Costco and Target. Other than in a display case, I've yet to see an Apple Watch. I've also not seen one person with an iphone use Apple Pay...EVER!

11. Unordinary unregistered

Just so you know, I didn't (and never) even bother reading your mumbo jumbo garbage that is longer than 2 sentences.

13. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

september is still to far, it they need to do price cut to make room for AW2 they'll do that on september.. doing price cut now for #1 selling smartwatch will just make people buy AW right now and wont buy AW2 because AW is affordable enough and available now... but its a lie, its not the #1 selling smartwatch, and they price cut it just to make some room in their warehouse since its filled with unsold apple watch, thats why they do price cut 6 month before new product..

4. DFranch

Posts: 521; Member since: Apr 20, 2012

New bands, Still ugly as Fu@k.

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