Apple planning multiple wearables at prices that may be up to $400

Apple planning multiple wearables at prices that may be up to $400
There have been a number of reports to come through already that have explained that we shouldn't be expecting a single iWatch when Apple does finally enter the wearable market. Now, that idea is being confirmed once again in a report from Re/code, which says Apple is working on multiple wearables and have even discussed the possibility of pricing the high-end option at $400.

So, it does seem that we should expect a number of Apple wearables, but the pricing may not be sorted out anytime soon. The general thinking has become that Apple will announce wearables at the September 9th event, but nothing will ship until 2015, meaning it is less likely that Apple would announce pricing on the 9th. However, we may end up seeing Apple releasing devices to compete in many wearable segments against the likes of Android Wear, Samsung's Tizen, Pebble, and others. There will be lower-priced Apple wearables, but the high-end could definitely get up in price. 

We have heard previously that Apple is working on smartwatches for both men and women, for sport and fashion, and even that Apple might have other companies like Swatch build the hardware (which seems like a very un-Apple thing to do). We'll have to hope for more answers on the 9th. 

source: Re/code

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82 Comments

1. Drsarcastic

Posts: 136; Member since: Jul 23, 2014

*sigh*

17. Mxyzptlk unregistered

My wallet is ready for this.

21. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

And you'll be one broke man.

26. darkkjedii

Posts: 31556; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Mine too, already have buyers lined up for my 64 gig 5s. Can't wait to get some new Apple tech.

27. Scott93274

Posts: 6040; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

I'd rather spend that money on a quality device like the Moto X+1 than some half baked over priced accessory that Apple is nearly charging double for compared to the competition.

46. Astoni

Posts: 649; Member since: Sep 28, 2013

Keep talking, where i'm from all high-end devices has the same release price except LG :p. Also we pay more.. if a Device had the $700 price tag it has for you i'd consider it a great price since that is about 20-33% less than i pay for it at release.

2. gazmatic

Posts: 822; Member since: Sep 06, 2012

Doesn't matter. Some people will buy it just for the apple logo

4. AlikMalix unregistered

Doesn't matter some people will troll it just for the apple logo

10. Vexify

Posts: 570; Member since: Jun 16, 2014

Yew haz to tipe leyek this soh he can und3rstanz yew.

13. darkkjedii

Posts: 31556; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

True post. He just wants those green thumbs.

53. The-Sailor-Man

Posts: 1095; Member since: Mar 25, 2014

Don't you see that whole this article is trolling??? What about iTV or iRing? Did you forget how many articles on the tech media we've read about those rumors? And about this iWatch almost two years ? Ppl started to vomit.

22. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

I'd rather buy the LG r watch more sporty looking. Plus it's not a 400$ watch forcible watch design the 360 Moto

28. Scott93274

Posts: 6040; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

Like Mxyzptlk who knows absolutely nothing about it other than the manufacturer and the price. It just goes to show that the quality and feature set of a device don't matter to some so long as it has that little Apple logo on it.

3. twens

Posts: 1182; Member since: Feb 25, 2012

This is one area that I don't think even apple can be successful. Smart watches are just not there yet. Smart watches are meh! Even from apple it will still be meh. For $400 I can get a proper movado and be happy.

5. AlikMalix unregistered

Apple changed the mobile phone world and they never made a mobile phone before, they also created the app world and there was never anything more than a programmers depository. They've made a vurtual assistant a need instead of just a cool app, and inspired google to make Google Now, and now Cortana. They're changing your car infotainment completely with CarPlay - before that they were obsolete due to ease of use of a smartphone. They dont just create a product - they create a world in which that product will be a life changer... I'm confident that the iWatch isnt your Samsung Gear, or Google Glass..

9. tedkord

Posts: 17460; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

There were app stores long before Apple decided to open one, I know because I frequented them with my WinMo phones, which were also around long before the iPhone. They didn't make a personal assistant, they bought it from Nuance, and dumbed it down. Since then, both Google and Microsoft have come out with products that surpassed Siri. And, they've done virtually nothing in car infotainment. They may one day, but not so far. And I'm sure their smartwatch will be just like their other products - very nice looking, but very much just an extension of what others have already done.

16. iGeek

Posts: 171; Member since: Mar 15, 2013

Is it a coincidence that : 1-After Apple created Siri ... Samsung created S-Voice ? 2-After Apple introduced Touch ID ... The Galaxy S5 came with a finger print scanner ? 3-After the iPad, all Android makers started making tablets that are sadly called iPads but non techies. Come on dude why the hate? Why you hate to admit it. You tell me about Stores that existed before the AppStore but if you think deep down you know that the AppStore revolutionized this industry. Same applies to Siri, I know Google had Google Voice before but when Apple brought us Siri, Google brought Now which is an assistant. Apple was also inspired by Android in some places and probably the bigger screen iPhones coming on the 9th are the best examples. There's nothing wrong with that. Stop living in denial

29. tedkord

Posts: 17460; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

Apple did not create Siri. They bought it from Nuance, then dumbed it down, and deleted from all the older phones that already had the app. Apple did not create touch id. It was also a purchase, after Motorola had done it first. Apple's App Store was that first to be mainstream, but that still isn't first. I don't hate Apple. I do dislike some of their shady business tactics.

62. Napalm_3nema

Posts: 2236; Member since: Jun 14, 2013

Pop quiz, hotshot: Name one, single thing your beloved Google didn't buy, in order to enter a market, or created in order to enter a market. Take all the time you need.

67. darkkjedii

Posts: 31556; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Exactly, I wonder how many don't know that Google bought android. That's a big one.

70. tedkord

Posts: 17460; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

Pop quiz hotshot? Wow, you're a tough, scary guy. I don't need to name anything. I didn't make any claims about Google creating anything, the post I responded to claimed Apple created Siri, Touch ID, etc. The difference between things Google bought and integrated, and the things Apple bought and integrated, is Google doesn't run to court with each and every one trying to get the competition banned for anything even remotely similar. There's not one case of Google claiming that "a tap is just a zero length swipe."

30. Neo_Huang

Posts: 1067; Member since: Dec 06, 2013

But since iOS 7 most new features in iOS have been copied from Android and other software. Their implementation of fingerprint scanners was really good though.

34. darkkjedii

Posts: 31556; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Dude, it's pointless. They will argue to no end, hate to no end, and bash to no end. Apple sets the trend and the others follow. The android faithful are not gonna give any credit where it's due, let them enjoy theirs, we'll enjoy ours, and some like myself will enjoy both. Apples iPhone, iPad, iPod, voice assistant, and even product unveilings were not the first, but they were the ones that mattered. They revolutionized the industry, set it on its ear, and the rest followed suit. That cannot be denied, it's academic, it's in the books, it's history. One more thing, that'll make the haters mad, now that Apples adding NFC, it'll take off big time. The true techies will understand my saying that. Post 9, my man Ted, you're missing the point of post 5. Apple is the trendsetter of the tech world, that's not fanboy talk, it's truth. Apple has grand unveiling, now Samsung has them, Apple forced the same phone line for all carries, now Samsung has the same phone line on all carriers, the first two galaxy's were different for all carriers (sprints first galaxy was even a slider phone. S3 S4, and S5 were unified in looks to look like the brand they are, a lesson from Apple. Samsung now has special events for all there major product unveilings Samsung more than anyone else, has learned to follow in Apples footsteps. Yes Apple started to rest on their laurels, and got leap frogged in certain areas, but Apple set if off. Post 5 is spot on right.

40. BlankSpaceNai

Posts: 127; Member since: Apr 23, 2014

But DJ, thats the actual problem as well. Do you want one company to inform people of technology? To have that kind of control over peoples concepts of good and bad? I certainly do not, because the way apple USES that power, no one can deny, it can be downright nasty. Apple may lead the way, but they are by no means, a stand up chap, a role model, or inspiration. We've seen other companies and developers also take the mantle with their products, be it samsung, microsoft, nokia, LG, and so on. EACH have also brought something to the world that some of us can no longer go without and changed the game, EVEN for apple. However, its apple that we decide to give the praise to when they finally bring it to their table. Just like you said with NFC, its been done already with other products, yet we praise apple for their version? Could it not be that if we had given the praise and attention to the others, they themselves would have created the same results? Trendsetters are both good and bad. Remember when sidekicks were the craze? Saying 'YOLO', How 'inspirational' Twilight was? SO on and so on. When one company tells everyone else how they should think, the results can be just as devistatingly bad as it can be good.

41. darkkjedii

Posts: 31556; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Super excellent post, and I agree 100%. Apple is no angel, but I was only speaking on their being a trendsetter. They do have business practices that I don't agree with. I just don't play politics. Apple and all other companies play dirty, and are greedy. Apples just better at it then most lol.

42. BlankSpaceNai

Posts: 127; Member since: Apr 23, 2014

I dont really see them as 'better', they were just more outspoken in their ways of doing so. Most companies are much more 'under the radar' in their actions, while apple is more public on it (Press is press I guess). The problems I see with this is that most people love the underdog, they want the underdog to topple the evil empire and bring peace to the galaxy (APPLE WAS ONCE IN THIS POSITION AS WELL). Now apple is the empire and everyone else are the rebels. Ive told people before, no one is immune to the corruption of power, when you have power, things change. Google can be just as bad, its insane how much control they are getting on things, and they just keep growing, VERY VERY QUICKLY. I mean, look at how they give their OS to other companies who make their own 'versions' and then bring out theirs on the Nexus...it really makes their 'allies' look bad right? Either way, NONE of us can ignore the sins of our choice. Theirs another article talking about how Apple is scaring motorola right now...threatening with lawsuits and I barely see any of the normal 'apple supporters' as some would say here, there to defend it. Seriously, we all go to PA now just to look for more evidience and weapons to prove our sides right and ignore our own shortcommings.

45. tedkord

Posts: 17460; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

Being better at playing dirty means playing dirtier.

47. darkkjedii

Posts: 31556; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Dirty is dirty. Whether you murder 1 person or 12 people, you're a murderer.

50. tedkord

Posts: 17460; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

There's a difference between a murderer and a mass murderer.

54. darkkjedii

Posts: 31556; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

No there isn't, it's still a murderer.

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