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"Yet is any smartwatch worth paying that much for?"
IMMMMMM it really depends on several factors with the most important being "how much Gold does the watch contain?" well as reports are already saying online, and as the son of a very high end Jeweler it looks like the case itself would be around $600 worth of gold if 18k is used, less if 14k is used. With the watch electronics that places the gold version around $800 for apple to make. So is $4000-5000 worth paying for a watch that should cost $1000-1200? CERTAINLY NOT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! HOWEVER when it comes to jewelery and some watches, it is al about the name, two examples; Cartier, Tiffany's. Cartier sells a solid gold bangle bracelets that contain $700-1000 worth of cold for $6000-8000, why? simply because of the name. Maybe Apple thinks their name can also command 8x the market price of gold, I personally doubt people will fall for this in any amount that would matter.
Well if I had the money I would definitely like the gold one. Of course I want to know before I buy what features the watch offers, maybe try it on and see what happens. For that price, as opposed to the picture above it had better have a solid gold band.
sure just get a crapple i[censored]watch for 4958745637 dollars with a processor for watches that was released 158 years ago.
If it doesn't make me lunch, not worth for that price.
And any watch that costs thousands of dollars should last a lifetime, this one will be obsolete in 1-3years. Oh and I'm sure a thousand dollar watch either does not need batteries or lasts close to a year on its batteries.