Apple Watch: the opinions, rumours and speculation


Anything you hear about the new Apple Watch until 6pm GMT today is, however educated, simply guesswork.

Apple chief executive officer Tim Cook will take to the stage of San Francisco’s Yerba Buena Center for the Arts for an event dubbed ‘Spring forward’ that looks set to announce pricing and release dates for the long-anticipated Apple Watch.

With just six hours left until we find out more we’ve scoured the internet for all the news, opinion, rumours and, frankly wild, speculation.

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The Telegraph, Dan Hyde, and Matthew Sparkes

Most of the six million watches Apple hopes to sell in the gadget’s first few months on the shelves will be the "Sport" version, which is expected cost £300 in Britain. By the summer, however, the company is reportedly expecting to sell a million of the gold Edition models each month, which are expected to sell for £8,000.

Sky News

Facebook, Instagram and Pininterest are some of the names reported to be cut off from the internet at a top secret Apple lab working on new versions of their software for release on the Apple Watch.

Daring Fireball

The three collections of Apple Watch — Sport, steel, and Edition — will not, I think, be represented by three basic prices. Instead, the three collections will comprise a continuum of price points, ranging from $349 to $10,000 (or $20,000, if my hunch is correct that there are gold Link Bracelets waiting to be revealed).
Here are my final guesses (38mm/42mm):
Apple Watch Sport (all colors, with Sport Band): $349/399
Apple Watch, steel, Sport Band: $749/799
Apple Watch, steel, Classic Buckle: $849/899
Apple Watch, steel, Milanese Loop: $949/999
Apple Watch, steel, Modern Buckle (38mm only): $1199
Apple Watch, steel, Leather Loop (42mm only): $1299
Apple Watch, steel, Link Bracelet: $1499/1599
Apple Watch, space black steel, Link Bracelet: $1899/1999
Apple Watch Edition, Sport Band: $7499/7999
Apple Watch Edition, Modern Buckle (38mm only): $9999
Apple Watch Edition, Classic Buckle (42mm only): $10,999


Apple’s own stores have taken delivery of specialists safes and other security equipment that will be used to ensure luxury Apple Watches are safe. At £8,000, the gold watches will be comfortably the most expensive consumer gadget sold by Apple.

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