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Apple has long offered an option to add a free laser-engraved message to any new iPod or iPad sold through its online store and now a fresh new rumor out of France is claiming that the forthcoming Apple Watch will offer customers free personal engravings as well.

Though not quite sure if the customization option will be available from day one, French blog iPhonote reportedly heard from an anonymous source involved with Apple that the company will eventually offer free laser-cut custom messages on Watches.

According to the publication, buyers will be able to optionally apply laser engraving when buying their Watch through the Online Apple Store, just like with the iPhone and iPad (Apple does not offer laser engraving on in-store purchases).

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Despite the website’s sketchy track record in breaking Apple news, I don’t have any doubts that Apple will offer a laser engraving option for the Watch.

Apple makes a point that adding a personal laser-engraved message to any iPod or iPad makes it “a gift they’ll never forget.”

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And with the Apple Watch being billed as “Apple’s most personal device ever,” laser-etched messages would only reinforce the device’s sharp focus on individualism and personalization exhibited in varied bands, different Watch editions and tons of watch faces available to users.

Apple Watch sensor

One thing to consider: there may not be any space left on the back of the wearable where personal messages could fit, as shown above.

What would you say with a free engraving if you were buying a Watch?

Source: iPhonote (Google Translate)

  • Aw, you shouldn’t have, Chris.

  • Thomas Gehman

    There should be options for engraving for the iPhone 6/6 Plus…

    • Juschan

      naa kills the reselling price haha

      • Thomas Gehman

        Yes, but they already offer it for iPads and iPods….

      • Gary le

        AGREED via ebay lol

    • Antzboogie

      How about a better battery lol.

      • Thomas Gehman

        A better battery option? hahahaha

  • Linton Findlay

    Why engrave? Most Apple purchasers have been roped into buying new editions every few years, engraving just makes it impossible to resell

  • Ángel Javier Esquivel

    I’ll engrave “F*ck your Gear”

  • Ethan Humphrey

    I’d think it would be on the front for the first time. The back is always on your wrist and in the front you would see it more often. It just makes sense.