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The gold Apple Watch might be your most expensive Apple purchase ever

Published Nov 5th, 2014 7:40AM EST
Apple Watch Stainless Steel and Gold
Image: Apple Inc.

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According to the most recent reports, Apple is getting ready for a spring 2015 launch for its Apple Watch, which will be priced starting at $349 for the aluminum model. Prices for the high-end Apple Watch versions including stainless steel and gold have not been revealed so far, though many reports speculated on how much Apple could charge for them. French site iGen, which offered accurate details about unreleased Apple products in the past including the iPhone 6, received more information from a trusted source about pricing for these two specific models, as well as release date plans.

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Apparently, the starting price for the stainless steel Apple watch is going to be $500, while buyers who want a gold model will have to pay anywhere from $4,000 to $5,000 per unit.

The publication also said that Apple is targeting a Valentine’s Day launch for the handset, as previously rumored, and despite Angela Ahrendts’ alleged note to Apple retail store employees in which she revealed the Watch is coming to stores next spring.

Furthermore, it looks like local retailers and accessory makers are getting ready for a mid-February Apple Watch launch in France, although more details about it aren’t available at this time.

Finally, iGen also revealed a tiny Apple Watch design detail, saying that only the watchband will be easily replaceable, and users won’t the able to open it to replace the battery of other internal components.

Currently, the most expensive gadget you can buy in the Apple Store is a basic Mac Pro model, starting at $2,999, although the price can go up significantly depending on chosen model and upgrades.

Chris Smith Senior Writer

Chris Smith has been covering consumer electronics ever since the iPhone revolutionized the industry in 2008. When he’s not writing about the most recent tech news for BGR, he brings his entertainment expertise to Marvel’s Cinematic Universe and other blockbuster franchises.

Outside of work, you’ll catch him streaming almost every new movie and TV show release as soon as it's available.

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