1. redsharktibby's Avatar
    Perhaps Apple will slash the price of Apple Watch 2 in half from the original price of the Apple Watch just like they did with the iPhone 3G to iPhone 3GS? Wouldn't count on it, even though Apple constantly seems to try to make their products more affordable for everyone.


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    05-04-2015 05:49 PM
  2. theKHMERboy's Avatar
    I don't know where everyone is seeing 350, but I look online and I see 449. Which I think it's way to much just for a watch for iPhone or any phone for that matter. I can practically get a new phone with that money instead of a watch that can basically do what you phone can do
    05-07-2015 10:54 AM
  3. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    I don't know where everyone is seeing 350, but I look online and I see 449. Which I think it's way to much just for a watch for iPhone or any phone for that matter. I can practically get a new phone with that money instead of a watch that can basically do what you phone can do
    Here in the U.S., the Watch starts at $349.

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    05-07-2015 11:46 AM
  4. Jedi1122's Avatar
    I'd does nothing different from other smart watches yet costs more. No thanks.

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    05-29-2015 10:31 AM
  5. Jedi1122's Avatar
    Some people are saying 350 dollars is nothing for the amount of features that it gives 1. See post above 2. If you buy a Rolex for 10,000 dollars, you can sell it for 10,000 or more at least. The Apple watch immediately lost its value when u broke the seal. Congrats apple watch edition owners your money would have been better spent on a Rolex and a pebble time. Pebble time steel has more features and comes in gold if you like the bling.

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    05-29-2015 10:40 AM
  6. GilofWinterfell's Avatar
    Some people are saying 350 dollars is nothing for the amount of features that it gives 1. See post above 2. If you buy a Rolex for 10,000 dollars, you can sell it for 10,000 or more at least. The Apple watch immediately lost its value when u broke the seal. Congrats apple watch edition owners your money would have been better spent on a Rolex and a pebble time. Pebble time steel has more features and comes in gold if you like the bling.

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    It figures ur an android user... All I can say to u is LOL
    Funny how I don't even know where there's an android forum cuz I pretty much don't care for android users.. But there always seems to be an android user finding there way into an apple forum Lol... Typical closet apple fan
    05-29-2015 11:28 AM
  7. HankAZ's Avatar
    Some people are saying 350 dollars is nothing for the amount of features that it gives 1. See post above 2. If you buy a Rolex for 10,000 dollars, you can sell it for 10,000 or more at least. The Apple watch immediately lost its value when u broke the seal. Congrats apple watch edition owners your money would have been better spent on a Rolex and a pebble time. Pebble time steel has more features and comes in gold if you like the bling.

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    Thanks for your opinion. Next?
    05-29-2015 11:33 AM
  8. Tre Lawrence's Avatar
    Too expensive? For me? Absolutely! LOL.

    But I refuse to describe stuff as "too expensive" in general. It's a criticism thrown at Apple all the time... hogwash, IMHO. Every company prices (or tries to price) its goods as high as the market will bear.

    If I had to be honest, my biggest gripe with Apple Watch is the form factor and limited (for my needs) functionality. More the former than the latter.

    One advantage of buying Apple stuff is the high resale value. That's a great safety net for buyer's remorse.
    05-29-2015 12:04 PM
  9. Eric Hardman's Avatar
    Price is dictated by the market. If the market place thinks the price is too high then the market will not buy and the company would need to make adjustments. I find organic veggies too expensive while my wife does not. I do not find microbrew beer to be too expensive while those drinking less expensive beers do. In the car market we face these issues everyday. I could afford a MB or a Lexus, but I drive a Toyota while others will choose a Ford. I feel Starbucks is overpriced and make my own.

    Of course my favorites are the ones who complain about the price of gas as they drink their bottled

    As far as the watch, I purchased one and love it. I sold my MS Band for $200 and factored that into the price of the watch.

    I have tried various android wear watches and I personnally felt they were over priced for quality and switched to apple

    I just sold my sport watch for plus $100 and I am getting my SS model in Monday
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    05-31-2015 08:38 AM
  10. zerog46's Avatar
    You get what you pay for. If you want a $99 watch them get a pebble.


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    05-31-2015 09:08 AM
  11. HankAZ's Avatar
    Price is dictated by the market. If the market place thinks the price is too high then the market will not buy and the company would need to make adjustments.
    That is only partially true of Apple devices. I'm not saying the laws of supply and demand don't apply to Apple, but there is also the "feeding frenzy" response to almost anything Apple releases. With that all said, though, I am certain that Apple has done tons of market research and focus groups, etc to be able to set their prices for both maximum profit margins and to hit a spot that people are willing to meet.

    You don't see Apple ever doing price adjustments simply because items aren't selling. Over time, the price of some of their products do come down a bit, but it's because the items become cheaper to manufacture/market, and NOT because they aren't able to demand the original price.
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    05-31-2015 09:56 AM
  12. Eric Hardman's Avatar
    Apple does not need to do price adjustments because the market still buys them at the market price as they still see value in that price.

    Yes there is some "Apple Frenzy" just as there is for Starbucks, Nike, Pro Sports, Samsung, etc.
    05-31-2015 11:08 AM
  13. Dave Marsh's Avatar
    I'm not sure what people were expecting with the Apple Watch. You can get the aluminum models for $300 (38mm)/$350 (42mm), the stainless steel models for $500 (38mm)/$550 (42mm), (black SS) $600 (38mm)/$650 (42mm), or full bling starting at $10k, plus the cost of the band you select. That basically makes it a convenience accessory accessible to anyone using a newer iPhone, and who wants to leave their iPhone in their pocket or bag during most of the day, but not miss out on notifications or calls, while still being able to keep up on breaking news, messages, email, calendar events, check the weather, track their health, query Siri for Internet info, check the time, and who knows what else once developers jump fully into the product line.

    Sure, your iPhone can do all this better, but not more conveniently. You can now create a subset of all the emails and notifications you want to know about instantly, vice the barrage you regularly allow on your iPhone just because you can. How often do you get sucked into doing more than you intended when you picked up the iPhone? The Apple Watch is for the important-to-you events you simply don't want to miss out on, but only take up a few seconds of your time to do so.

    For me, that's very cool. I'm retired, so my iPhone now sits in the charging dock most of the day while I go about my interests around the house, remaining fully online for the shorter list of key interests that I don't want to miss out on (including calls from my spouse), while retaining the option to get my iPhone for items that actually require the larger screen and keyboard, which is seldom in my case. For Internet browsing around the house, I pick up my iPad off the coffee table. My iPhone now only goes in my pocket when I leave the house and want to remain online, otherwise it can stay home while I walk the dog, instantly updating me the moment I return within WiFi range of my iPhone.

    For those not retired, you can follow the same approach at work, configuring your Apple Watch to limit getting your attention from those apps that are critical to your day, leaving the rest waiting for you on your iPhone for a quiet moment. Your social apps can remain actively updating on your iPhone, while not bothering you on your watch. Only my VIP configured email gets transferred to my watch now, everything else stays in my InBox until I choose to look through it.

    Yes, the Apple Watch isn't a necessity, any more than the iPhone is, but it is a big convenience. As others online have already stated, your Mac/PC is for when you have hours to spend doing something, the iPhone is for when you only want to spend minutes doing something and you're mobile, and the Apple Watch is for when you're only willing to allow a few seconds of your attention. That works great for me.
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    06-01-2015 03:16 AM
  14. kazp3r17's Avatar
    For me I had completely opted out of buying one since I was originally interested in the watch model. I took price into consideration since it was a first edition with room for much improvement and most likely I'll have the watch up for sale by December. But the sport was the same and perhaps a little better from watching videos to comparison.

    Plus since the launch of the LG Urbane your still looking at a 350 price tag. The pebble steel was around 250. So I think apples starting price point was perfect.


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    06-02-2015 07:30 AM
  15. hearmeoutx's Avatar
    I do not think the watch is too expensive. I bought it as a graduation present to myself. It is going to come in handy over the summer when I am at camp and am busy running around with the kids, and won't want to have to pull my watch out for every little thing. It is all about the way you look at things.

    Apple Watch starts out at the perfect price point compared to the other smart watches on the market. None of them do as much as the Apple Watch, so that alone justifies the higher price tag.


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    06-02-2015 09:18 AM
  16. Sammuel1973's Avatar
    I do not think the watch is too expensive. I bought it as a graduation present to myself. It is going to come in handy over the summer when I am at camp and am busy running around with the kids, and won't want to have to pull my watch out for every little thing. It is all about the way you look at things.

    Apple Watch starts out at the perfect price point compared to the other smart watches on the market. None of them do as much as the Apple Watch, so that alone justifies the higher price tag.


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    IMO, the price could be $50-$100 cheaper, which I think more Apple users would buy, but I think Apple is more about the margin. I don't blame them, they can afford to charge more because it is a great product, the build quality is exceptional so is their brand, but they know going in the benefit of having a tight ecosystem, which unfortunately limits the choice for their consumers.

    As for available features, some may argue other smart watches can do more, but different platform.
    06-02-2015 10:34 AM
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