Here are the 6 types of alloys used for the different Apple Watch versions

Here are the 6 types of alloys used for the different Apple Watch versions
The Apple Watch is coming in early 2015, but Apple has already revealed almost all the info we could possibly need about its very first smartwatch. That includes the various features that Apple Watch is going to offer, as well as the different types of bands it's going to come with.

Another pretty important aspect of the upcoming wearable is the selection of different body materials that's going to be offered by Apple. Obviously, just like with the strap types, Apple has made sure that there's enough variety of body materials so that as much different consumer tastes as possible as covered. The beautiful housings are made from all kinds of custom-produced alloys: from stainless steel, to 18-karat rose gold. Overall, there are six different types of materials that the Apple Watch can come in. Check them out in the following gallery!

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25 Comments

1. DaHarder

Posts: 177; Member since: Oct 10, 2009

Ok... but none of this 'Ooo Look, It's A Different Color' tripe has anything to do with additional functionality (for the additional cost) or the FACT that there was not a single mention of Battery Life? They may have invited all manner of 'fashion' industry types, but this really isn't a very good looking watch/device when all's said and done... it's actually rather bulky and boring.

9. AnTuTu

Posts: 1622; Member since: Oct 14, 2012

These products show that Apple is all done with their products.

20. dushyant

Posts: 94; Member since: Mar 14, 2011

i once said galaxy gear was ugly and boring i take it back , look at this thing it looks stupid.

2. D.Lamore

Posts: 198; Member since: Aug 15, 2014

I feel sorry for apple

5. darkkjedii

Posts: 31678; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Me too, the massive sales of these phones should make apple go bankrupt. Have pity on them.

10. hurrycanger

Posts: 1775; Member since: Dec 01, 2013

good one.

22. dushyant

Posts: 94; Member since: Mar 14, 2011

i'd rather wear my granddads watch than this fugly piece of shiiiit!!

3. Duketytz

Posts: 534; Member since: Nov 28, 2013

Sorry Apple, you have designed beautiful products no doubt but not this time Apple not this time

4. bugsbunny00

Posts: 2267; Member since: Jun 07, 2013

It's beautiful! Battery s*cks big time...

18. StraightEdgeNexus

Posts: 3689; Member since: Feb 14, 2014

Its beautiful? whats the date and what planet is this? O.o

6. Furbal unregistered

Are they anodized or actual alloys for the aluminum.

7. Heritor

Posts: 47; Member since: Nov 05, 2012

Am I the only one that still can't see any real reason to buy a smartwatch? Even the best looking smartwatch (Moto 360) is still outclassed by a 140 dollar timex...

8. superfans

Posts: 155; Member since: Jul 30, 2012

you're not alone. 350 for a watch , that's luxury timepiece , not gadget anymore.

11. Napalm_3nema

Posts: 2236; Member since: Jun 14, 2013

I would have a hard time justifying any smartwatch, but especially the junk that is the 360. When Android fanboys like Ron Amadeo trash it, you know it's bad.

13. medtxa

Posts: 1655; Member since: Jun 02, 2014

for real? people buy smartwatch not just for look, it's for the functionality, can't you figure that yourself?

16. Heritor

Posts: 47; Member since: Nov 05, 2012

there is no functionality. it adds nothing of merit. You are paying 300 bucks so you do not have to reach in your pocket and pull out your Smartphone to see a tweet...

12. medtxa

Posts: 1655; Member since: Jun 02, 2014

iphone 6 should have that texture instead

14. a_tumiwa

Posts: 393; Member since: Mar 16, 2012

correction to article: it's 3 kind of different materials, not 6, each material has 2 option

15. StraightEdgeNexus

Posts: 3689; Member since: Feb 14, 2014

Smartwatches have always been a BS concept for me, and this one doesnt change it. BTW why is this PoS so fugly O.o

19. Armchair_Commentator

Posts: 222; Member since: May 08, 2014

so far smartwatches remind me of netbooks... just why?

23. StraightEdgeNexus

Posts: 3689; Member since: Feb 14, 2014

LOL true, unwanted gadgets IMO.

17. donphone

Posts: 64; Member since: Oct 20, 2013

6 different colors doesn't mean 6 different materials let alone six different alloys... Someone needs to dig harder. I count three materials, maybe the aluminum's are 6061, 7075 and the steels of the 300 series and the gold of different grades, but this article doesn't have the proof to back it up....

24. troutsy

Posts: 383; Member since: Feb 17, 2012

You are giving them (PA) too much credit. They would really be better off just saying 6 different finishes. I could see aluminum and maybe stainless, but I have a really hard time believing those watch bodies are made of gold rather than just gold plated.

21. 0xFFFF

Posts: 3806; Member since: Apr 16, 2014

Where's the titanium model? Or the platinum model? Lots of low quality stuff I see -- aluminum is cheap and gives you Alzheimer's. Gold is soft and wears out. Stainless steel is okay, but heavy compared to titanium. Platinum is a finer metal than gold, but isn't offered. Titanium, light, strong, used to make many high performance parts, is nowhere to be found.

25. HildyJ

Posts: 343; Member since: Aug 11, 2012

Even if it were solid gold, which I doubt, you're left with a big, thick, clunky, chunky, battery consuming, extremely expensive, phone accessory that is truly useful for only one thing - telling the time. And that's assuming iOS 8 isn't plagued by the daylight savings time bug that has hit the past several iOS versions (through 7).

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