Stainless Steel Apple Watch Rumored To Cost $500, Gold $4,000

While we know that the entry-level Apple Watch will cost around $350, Apple has off up any information about the price for the other versions. However, according to French Apple website, the stainless steel Apple Watch will cost $500 while a gold version will range from $4,000 to $5,000.

It is assumed that the $350 price tag will apply to the aluminum model, so $500 for the stainless steel version does not come as a shock. However, why the gold version would be priced so high is an interesting question to ask considering that, as of now, we don’t even know how much gold is being used in the design of the model though we know that there will be the 18-karat yellow gold and 18-karat rose gold versions. 

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Yet is any smartwatch worth paying that much for? Technology doesn’t retain its value, unlike a Rolex watch, and it can become obsolete rather quickly. These are obvious factors to consider for those who might be interested in buying the gold version. But then again, it could be that for those who purchase this high end version, such factors are moot.

Despite rumors that Apple will be releasing the Apple Watch in Spring of 2015, the French website also claimes that the company is looking to release the watch as soon as possible.

When do you think the Apple Watch will be available and would you buy the gold version if you had the money?