Latest rumor has a Valentine's Day launch for the Apple Watch, with a top price of $5000

Latest rumor has a Valentine's Day launch for the Apple Watch, with a top price of $5000
A rumor, coming from France, has Apple launching the Apple Watch on February 14th, which of course is Valentine's Day. Timing the release of its long-awaited smartwatch for that date confirms the degree to which Apple is considering its timepiece to be a fashion item. Apple even placed the device on display during Fashion Week in Paris.

According to the same rumor, Apple will price the Watch Edition of the device at a steep $5000. This variant of the timepiece includes an 18K Gold build. An earlier rumor from back in September gave the same price for this edition of Apple's smartwatch. The rumor goes on to say that the model sporting a stainless steel case will carry a price tag of $500, which is a premium over the $349 price of the Apple Watch Sport version. The latter is the entry-level model of the Apple Watch.

Back in February of 2013, word first leaked out that Apple was working on a smartwatch, which was quickly (and incorrectly) dubbed the iWatch. Rumors about the device naturally were bandied about until September 9th, when Apple CEO Tim Cook finally introduced the Apple Watch.

source: iGen (translated) via AppleInsider

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8 Comments

1. seret6

Posts: 279; Member since: Aug 14, 2013

Okay, awesome,

2. hafini_27

Posts: 951; Member since: Oct 31, 2013

Cool. Wait for me to rob a bank. :D

3. 0xFFFF

Posts: 3806; Member since: Apr 16, 2014

I'm surprised they don't call the $5000 model, the "Marie Antoinette Edition".

4. HugoBarraCyanogenmod

Posts: 1412; Member since: Jul 06, 2014

a pair of watches in exchange a pair of kidneys

5. Settings

Posts: 2943; Member since: Jul 02, 2014

Wait till iFixit announce that this device is waaaay overpriced.

6. rubertus

Posts: 57; Member since: Oct 07, 2014

why would someone pay 5000 for a one day lasting watch, if it lasted 1 to 6 months, ok. this is just silly

7. SIGPRO

Posts: 2817; Member since: Oct 03, 2012

Ugly and useless!

8. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

Might as well buy a new car for 5k ouch

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