1. Premium1's Avatar
    So read an interesting interview with Jony Ive the other day where he said they aren't aiming to compete with luxury goods. So brought up an interesting point. If that is the case, then what is the edition watch aimed at competing with?
    04-24-2015 05:14 PM
  2. iEd's Avatar
    I guess it's not competing with anything. As far as I know there aren't any other 10-17k smart watches. It's not like instead of the Gold  Watch I'll get X smart watch for 10-17k.


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    04-24-2015 05:27 PM
  3. Premium1's Avatar
    I guess it's not competing with anything. As far as I know there aren't any other 10-17k smart watches. It's not like instead of the Gold  Watch I'll get X smart watch for 10-17k.


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    Agree. I guess for smartwatches they are alone, although rumors of some high end watch makers creating their own smartwatch, that may change in a few months or years time.
    04-24-2015 05:28 PM
  4. robbrick's Avatar
    The Edition - in my opinion - was made to drive sales of the lower priced models. Apple will sell the Edition models to high-end athletes, stars, etc and people will see the Watch and want one because their favorite TV personality is wearing one and buy a SS or Sport model. I know for me at least seeing the Edition on various people over the past couple of weeks has made me want one more than I did when it was announced.
    04-24-2015 06:15 PM
  5. Premium1's Avatar
    The Edition - in my opinion - was made to drive sales of the lower priced models. Apple will sell the Edition models to high-end athletes, stars, etc and people will see the Watch and want one because their favorite TV personality is wearing one and buy a SS or Sport model. I know for me at least seeing the Edition on various people over the past couple of weeks has made me want one more than I did when it was announced.
    Smart tactic by Apple then.
    04-24-2015 06:26 PM
  6. Premium1's Avatar
    Will also be interesting to see what Apple seems as "successful" in terms of edition watch sales
    04-24-2015 06:49 PM
  7. tigerinexile's Avatar
    It exists, so it upsells those of us who buy midrange stuff.

    I was going to wait till the second gen, then I was going to get a Sport, then I got a full Apple Watch. Once there's one going for 17k, paying 700US/900CDN doesn't seem so crazy. Although it is, of course.


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    04-24-2015 06:52 PM
  8. Premium1's Avatar
    It exists, so it upsells those of us who buy midrange stuff.

    I was going to wait till the second gen, then I was going to get a Sport, then I got a full Apple Watch. Once there's one going for 17k, paying 700US/900CDN doesn't seem so crazy. Although it is, of course.


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    Not to mention the edition is pretty much pure profit for Apple, so they don't have to sell a crazy amount, since those are the ones who bring Apple the most profit.
    04-24-2015 06:55 PM
  9. Premium1's Avatar
    It exists, so it upsells those of us who buy midrange stuff.

    I was going to wait till the second gen, then I was going to get a Sport, then I got a full Apple Watch. Once there's one going for 17k, paying 700US/900CDN doesn't seem so crazy. Although it is, of course.


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    I'm going to go with sport once they are back in stock. For a gen 1 product, 700-900 is too much for me. Maybe for gen 2 or 3.
    04-24-2015 06:56 PM
  10. Premium1's Avatar
    04-24-2015 11:57 PM
  11. robbrick's Avatar
    Here is a good article that gives a bit of insight to that Edition Watch.
    04-25-2015 07:39 PM
  12. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    I agree that the Watch Edition, per se, was not made to "compete" with any luxury item. It was merely designed for those who enjoy VIP status, in my opinion....
    04-25-2015 07:59 PM
  13. ajl's Avatar
    Not designed for the common consumer. Instead for the upper class who like to make their success apparent. Nothing wrong with that.


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    04-26-2015 12:13 AM

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