On the Pricing of Apple Watch
After the gala announcement event in September at which Apple introduced Apple Watch and whatever last year iPhone was, I ran into SlashGear editor in chief Vincent Nguyen in the private hands on area Apple had set up for select members of the media. custodia iphone cover I known Vincent for years from various Apple events, and I always enjoy his perspective. I was actually looking around for him this time, though, because I really wanted to hear his take on Apple Watch. coque iphone 8 Vincent is a watch guy he knows the watch industry, and his cover samsung j6 2018 a libro taste is excellent.
We greeted each other, walked flip cover samsung galaxy s5 neo in, and started staring, cover samsung s8 cartoni animati close up, at the lineup. coque iphone 8 When we got to the Edition models, Vincent said, with some excitement, is going to cost $20,000. already started thinking that the cover samsung j7 2016 mandala Edition models would cost thousands, plural, but custodia cover samsung s5 $20,000 struck me as a price from Bananas Town. pokemon new Vincent reply was something to the effect of, to find a good 18 cover samsung galaxy s5 specchio karat gold watch cover samsung galaxy a5 2016 glitter for less than $20,000.
Most people think I’m joking when I say the gold ones are going to
start at $5,000. cover samsung s7 alviero martini I couldn’t be more serious. coque samsung j3 I made a friendly cover samsung galaxy s3 neo smile bet
last week with a few friends on the starting price for the cover samsung tab 3 amazon Edition
models, and I bet on $9,999.
The more I think about it, and the more cover samsung galaxy j1 2016 silicone I learn about the watch industry, the world of luxury goods, and the booming upper class of China, the better I feel about that bet. iphone hoesjes I don think I was wrong to place a friendly late night iphone 8 cover bumper bar bet on a $9,999 starting price. I think I was cover samsung j36 2016 wrong to guess just $4,999 in my ostensibly sober published analysis.
I can see which way the wind is blowing. For months I been asking friends who might know or know someone else who might know, or even know someone who knows someone who might know whether my guess of $5,000 is too high for the Edition starting price. The answer has huawei mate 20 lite always been But the way I been told has given me the uneasy feeling cover iphone 11 pro that I been asking the wrong iphone x cover uae question. I should have been asking if $5,000 is too low.
I now think Edition models will start around $10,000 and, if my hunch is right about bands and bracelets, the upper range could cover samsung galaxy a3 colorate go to $20,000. I was off by a factor of two, and my friend Vincent, I think, nailed it back on the day Apple Watch was introduced.
Louie Mantia helped clarify my thinking on this by publishing this seemingly sparsely populated table of Apple Watch collection/band combinations. coque iphone 8 Study that for a few minutes, and you should come to a few surprising to me at least conclusions.
One of the selling points Apple emphasized in September is that bands are easily interchanged on Apple Watch. You just press a button underneath and it released; slide a new one in and it securely clicks into place. iphone 7 hoesjes And they showed a wide variety of bands: Sport, Classic Buckle, Leather Loop, Modern custodia cover huawei y5 2019 Buckle, Milanese Loop, andSix different styles, all of them other than the Milanese Loop in multiple colors.
I walked out of the event under the assumption that all of these bands would be available to purchase as accessories, like iPhone cases. So that one could, say, buy an Apple Watch Sport with a white sport band, and buy a Milanese Loop or one of the leather bands to make it dressier.
I am no longer certain that going to be the case. And if it is the case, the non Sport bands are going to be expensive in most cases, even more expensive than the Apple Watch Sport itself.
What seems clear to me now is that the various bands signify tiers within the three collections particularly for aliexpress cover samsung s7 the stainless steel Apple Watch models.