Drake and Pharrell show off the Apple Watch on their wrists more than two weeks before launch

Drake and Pharrell show off the Apple Watch on their wrists more than two weeks before launch
Rap singer Drake apparently gets certain perks for being a visible star. For example, he took to his Instagram site on Thursday evening to post a picture showing him wearing an Apple Watch Edition just hours before pre-orders for the newest Apple device started. The price range for the top-of-the-line Apple Watch Edition runs from $10,000 to as high as $17,000.

Earlier this week, "Happy" singer Pharrell Williams wore his stainless steel Apple Watch on NBC TV's The Voice, and later showed it off on Instagram displaying the Mickey Mouse watch face. Williams has a connection with Cupertino as he was signed by Apple last year to sing during the annual iTunes festival.

The Apple Watch will be launched on April 24th. Apple wants it to be seen not only as a hi-tech device, but also as a piece of fashionable jewelry. The wearable has already been featured in Vogue magazine in China, Paris and the U.S.  Apple has set up a glass display area in its stores for the pricier Apple Watch models to be tried on, similar to what you might find in expensive jewelry stores.

While Apple retail head Angela Ahrendts said last week that the best way to reserve an Apple Watch is to do it online, she never said that the best way to obtain an Apple Watch before the launch is to be a famous celebrity singer.


source: AppleInsider

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31 Comments

1. Kruze

Posts: 1285; Member since: Dec 30, 2014

Pharell doesn't look that happy when wearing the Apple Watch, since he's forced to wear it and show it off to the public. And btw, they made Pharell look like an alien with that angle. They should really fire the cameraman.

6. frydaexiii

Posts: 1476; Member since: Dec 01, 2011

I would too if I was forced to wear something this ugly...Seriously, what was Apple thinking making it rectangular? And especially when Moto and LG has already unveiled the 360 and G Watch R, they could have, as usual, borrow the idea.

9. nctx77

Posts: 2540; Member since: Sep 03, 2013

Dude, the gold addition alone has out sold those watches lol! Sit down some where!

12. RebelwithoutaClue unregistered

Since preorders start today, it's likely you're full of something.

24. sgodsell

Posts: 7466; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

So you are saying Apple has already sold over a million gold smart watches? So at $10,000 at a minimum per watch. That means Apple has already sold 10 billion worth of gold Apple watches already. Boy that is a nice big dream you had there.

34. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

Because they didn't make that many.

10. E.N.

Posts: 2610; Member since: Jan 25, 2009

I see no reason why the apple watch HAS to be circular. You'd still be bitching anyway...

16. willard12 unregistered

With it being square, I'm sure you can figure out a way to reverse time and justify in your mind how the Samsung Gear is copying it.

25. Sauce5 unregistered

Subjective

35. monkeytown

Posts: 125; Member since: Jul 26, 2012

if u´re looking for someone to borrow ideas, try samsung friend

21. blingblingthing

Posts: 978; Member since: Oct 23, 2012

Probably took his picture with an Iphone

2. Nkolsen

Posts: 60; Member since: Mar 28, 2013

Hmmmmm.

3. RoboticEngi

Posts: 1251; Member since: Dec 03, 2014

Wauw that golden one with the red band, that really makes him look like a real man...........

4. power_x

Posts: 264; Member since: Aug 28, 2013

Katy Perry seems to have it as well

5. AMERICANPATRIOT

Posts: 54; Member since: Mar 20, 2015

Love all Hollywood celebs Proud to be American

7. Kruze

Posts: 1285; Member since: Dec 30, 2014

Boooooooooo...

14. gaming64 unregistered

Every celeb around the world buy expensive crap. What's difference, American ass?

15. KonaStang4.6

Posts: 285; Member since: Nov 04, 2011

Well, they're American so.....that's what's different. He didn't say "Love international celebs" he said "Love all Hollywood celebs". -Reading Comprehension.

17. willard12 unregistered

Drake is Canadian.

18. darkkjedii

Posts: 31346; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

And Pharrell is Martian.

20. tedkord

Posts: 17417; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

From that picture, you may be right. (and I don't even know who he is)

27. darkkjedii

Posts: 31346; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Whoever snapped it, caught him at a bad angle. He's a pretty big time R&B/hip hop artist, a skateboarder, and fashion designer. Not great as a rapper, but has a nice singing voice.

8. JasonMelling1229

Posts: 27; Member since: Feb 07, 2015

Mass market crap entertainers wearing mass market crap from a billion dollar fashion company. It makes sense.

33. zibbyzib2000

Posts: 221; Member since: Nov 18, 2010

Wow you must be so cool and unique.

13. mixedfish

Posts: 1562; Member since: Nov 17, 2013

Meh, I already saw the VP of Apple Australia show off the watch during a senate grilling into Tax avoidance.

19. DeusExCellula

Posts: 1390; Member since: Oct 05, 2014

2 Garbage entertainers... lovely

22. rsiders

Posts: 1981; Member since: Nov 17, 2011

Until smart watches can go 6-7 days without charging I'll just stick to fitness trackers like the Fitbit Charge. You can still see who's calling you, measure your sleep patterns, and track your fitness levels all in a long enduring battery life that takes less than an hour to charge. I don't need to have a watch that does what my phone does but I'm not hating on the people who are into it. Oh and the Fitbit Charge still gives you time information at a glance.

23. hortizano

Posts: 294; Member since: May 22, 2013

Those are not perks... they are PAID to flaunt it on Apple's behalf...

28. darkkjedii

Posts: 31346; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

And what's the problem with that? They're getn paid, wouldn't you want to? Samsung paid La'bron and Jay-Z to ditch their iPhones, hell I'd ditch mine if they paid me.

29. hortizano

Posts: 294; Member since: May 22, 2013

I did not mention it as a problem... merely point out that it's a merchandising technique....

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