Rich and famous in Milan get free Apple Watch, Apple Watch Band and more

Rich and famous in Milan get free Apple Watch, Apple Watch Band and more
Ah, to be among the rich and famous. Everything is thrown at you when you have money. We've seen all of those singers like Drake, Katy Perry and Pharrell Williams wearing their free Apple Watch Edition and stainless steel Apple Watch models. On Friday, the scene shifted to pricey Milan eatery Carlo e Camilla where the fabulously wealthy met to see and be seen. Many received a free Apple Watch.

We know this event took place on Friday evening thanks to Instagram pictures posted by Umberta Gnutti Beretta. Yes, she is the wife of  Beretta firearms president Franco Beretta. Also at the restaurant was British cyclist Will Carling, who said that he was given a new Apple charger for the U.K. and a red Apple Watch Band by Jony Ive. Carling is the former captain of England's national rugby team and Ive is noted to be a rugby fan.

Earlier on Friday, Apple showed off the Apple Watch at the same restaurant. Apple marketing chief Phil Schiller and designer Marc Newson appeared as a glass display, similar to the ones being used at Apple Stores, was placed in the room. Ironically, Italy is not one of the countries that will be launching the Apple Watch on April 24th.

But Milan is one of the centers of the world's fashion industry and Apple considers its smartwatch to be just as much a piece of fashionable jewelery as it is a tech device. To that end, the Apple Watch will be on display through April 19th at this year's Salone del Mobile design fair.


source: Macitynet.it (translated), AppleInsider (1), (2), (3), MacRumors

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45 Comments

1. nebula

Posts: 1009; Member since: Feb 20, 2015

Everything is thrown at you when you have money. " i literally feel worthless until I buy this watch.

8. Settings

Posts: 2943; Member since: Jul 02, 2014

Billionaire Bill Gates wont wear it though.

15. neela_akaash

Posts: 1239; Member since: Aug 05, 2014

Rich & Famous gets it for free so that they(Apple) can squeeze more and more money from the regular people.... Nice marketing campaign from Apple.

23. Simona unregistered

yes rich n famous for fre... bcos these things are for poor and stupid ppl who must pay for it stupid prices.. unfort. this is how world works..

26. 87186

Posts: 312; Member since: Aug 01, 2014

he didn't become the richest man on earth by following silly trends!

51. E34V8

Posts: 109; Member since: Dec 16, 2011

Excellent comment! But weak minded people do not realize that Apple's marketing is just trying to set the next stupid trend, and they go for it.

43. mrblah

Posts: 577; Member since: Jan 22, 2013

45. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

Because Gates ms is everything too him

50. engineer-1701d unregistered

wow i am guessing the pics are taken with a iphone as well wow grains,blurr and crap come out of the apple box phone

2. AMERICANPATRIOT

Posts: 54; Member since: Mar 20, 2015

love apple from the bottom of my heart

3. JMartin22

Posts: 2372; Member since: Apr 30, 2013

They love your money too!

20. sip1995

Posts: 1771; Member since: Feb 07, 2014

They love your wallet too......

34. bucky

Posts: 3791; Member since: Sep 30, 2009

You do realize this is just a Samsung fanboy trolling right?

47. boinero

Posts: 50; Member since: Apr 18, 2015

Ay Crumba!!!

4. gaming64 unregistered

Everything is yours when you're filthy rich while a million Africans are starving to death in the hot desert. What world am I living in :(

6. vincelongman

Posts: 5724; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

Easy just become rich! Note: easier said then done :( Also its not just Africans, there's billions of people worldwide who struggle We need more billionaires like Bill Gates who is trying making a difference to the poor

21. VZWuser76

Posts: 4974; Member since: Mar 04, 2010

This ^^^ People like Bill & Melinda Gates and Warren Buffet are encouraging those wealthy people like them to give their money to charity to help those less fortunate and to give to charities that make the world a better place for everyone. That is what being a leader is, sacrificing your time and wealth to help those who can't help themselves.

22. vergil9

Posts: 517; Member since: Apr 06, 2015

The thing is, many rich people would prefer buying $10,000+ smartwatches than feed the poor with that money and buy a regular smartwatch instead. I know it's their money, but I really really hate the idea of high level luxury.

41. Sakeem

Posts: 862; Member since: Sep 05, 2012

Leadership is not a title....its a behavoir.

44. VZWuser76

Posts: 4974; Member since: Mar 04, 2010

Yes, which is why I said giving of their time and money, which is behavior, which makes them leaders in the truest sense.

49. Sakeem

Posts: 862; Member since: Sep 05, 2012

Absolutely. I was agreeing with your comment before.

46. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

And Gates don't have too show off his flashy jewelry or his smart phone

5. vincelongman

Posts: 5724; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

Good marketing move But its not like those people couldn't afford them Apple should of given food to the homeless or something like that

7. Settings

Posts: 2943; Member since: Jul 02, 2014

People in Africa should have Apple Watch too.

9. frenktenk

Posts: 9; Member since: Sep 05, 2014

f**king Apple gives free watches to this rich bastards and what about everyday people who really want it but cant afford it. If it is good company it would give free watches to top fans or phone arena users f**king morons

33. SuperNova

Posts: 649; Member since: Jan 15, 2015

Obviously, it's their new marketing strategy. Imagine if Apple hire those celebrities to promote it, it would cost them a fortune and might not potentially take effective as much as this giveaway to them. Overall, this fruit company is evil as always, spending less to get more. Wake up all iFans!!!

36. bucky

Posts: 3791; Member since: Sep 30, 2009

See samsungs futile attempt with nick canon. Think he paid for a $600 phone?

39. SuperNova

Posts: 649; Member since: Jan 15, 2015

It was the US carrier Tmobile who gave him, not Samsung. Innocent as always for Samsung :)

10. frydaexiii

Posts: 1476; Member since: Dec 01, 2011

Haha, I still find the irony of the rIch getting free stuff hilarious...

12. nctx77

Posts: 2540; Member since: Sep 03, 2013

Marketing!

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