Apple rolled out all the details on the eagerly anticipated Apple Watch at a high-profile unveiling today in San Francisco. ABC News reports that among the key details revealed were the release date (April 24) and the price range — from a starting price of $349 to $10,000 for a luxury gold edition.
Said Apple CEO Tim Cook: “It’s not just with you, it’s on you. We designed Apple Watch to appeal to a whole variety of people with different tastes and different preferences.”
“The watch comes in three models: the Apple Watch Sport, Apple Watch and the high-end Apple Watch Edition. Each packs as much as 18 hours of battery life, ensuring the device can stay helpful to its user day and night,” the story reports. “Each model differs in price. The Apple Watch Sport, which is made with a pure aluminum, starts at $349. The Apple Watch starts at $549 for the smaller version and goes as high as $1,049 depending on the watch band. The larger version starts at $599.”
The Apple Watch Edition, which the report says will be “the ultimate stylish techie status symbol, will be available in limited quantities and will carry a starting price of $10,000.
Apple stores will have the watches on display for pre-orders beginning April 10.
“While many of the features of the watch, including Apple Pay and the ability to connect watches with friends, were shown off in September when the watch was first announced, today’s presentation showed it can do so much more,” ABC News reports. “Wearers can now take a phone call on their wrist. You can use your Apple Watch to get through security at the airport, meaning you no longer have to dig for that boarding pass or pull it up on your phone. Another impressive app from Alarm.com shows how the wearer can open his or her home garage with a touch of the watch and watch a live feed to make sure only a trusted person is entering.”