We’re watching the “Spring Forward” event currently underway in San Francisco’s Yerba Buena Center for the Performing Arts and CEO Tim Cook has revealed that the aluminum Sport edition of the wrist-worn device will cost $349 for the smaller 38mm model and $399 for the larger 42mm one.
The other model, the stainless steel Apple Watch, will set you back between $549 and $1,049 for the smaller 38mm version, depending on your choice of wrist band. The larger 42mm version will set you back $599 to $1,099 — again, depending on your band of choice.
As for the Apple Watch Edition, it’s going to start at a whopping $10,000 and all the way up to $17,000. Quantities and availability will be limited.
So, once again to make it really clear:
- Apple Watch Sport costs $349 for the 38mm model and $399 for the 42mm one.
- Apple Watch is available from $549 or the 38mm model to $1,099 for the 42mm one
- Apple Watch Edition, crafted from custom rose or yellow 18-karat gold alloys, has prices starting at $10,000.
Mind you, these are U.S. prices.
“Conceived, designed and developed as a singular product, Apple Watch merges hardware and software like never before,” said Jony Ive, Apple’s senior vice president of Design.
“In Apple Watch, we’ve created three beautifully curated collections with a software architecture that together enable unparalleled personalization in a wearable device.”
You’ll be able to pre-order your Apple Watch starting April 10 and they ll be in store on April 10 to look at. The Online Apple Store will let you pick your favorite models before pre-order and they’ll be saved in your account so you can compare them and be ready for pre-order.
The device will be available on April 24 across Australia, Canada, China, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Japan, United States and United Kingdom.
And as rumored before, Apple’s design head Jony Ive and his team have created a special stands to showcase the Watch to customers.
The company has underscored that its wearable device keeps time to within 50 milliseconds of the Universal Time Standard and can be personalized with watch faces ranging from traditional analog such as the Chronograph face, to the information-rich Modular face, or beautifully animated butterflies and jellyfish on the Motion face.
“Apple Watch begins a new chapter in the way we relate to technology and we think our customers are going to love it,” said Tim Cook, Apple’s CEO, in a media release linked below.
“We can’t wait for people to start wearing Apple Watch to easily access information that matters, to interact with the world, and to live a better day by being more aware of their daily activity than ever before.”