We know the iPhone 6 will be making it’s face known September 9th but the rumor of an iWatch is still in the air. Now re/code is reporting that Apple is considering pricing their wearable at a hefty $400. Considering that Android based wearables are clocking in at $300 for the high end Samsung, $249 (rumored) for the Moto 360 and $199 for the Samsung Gear Live, $400 for an Apple wearable is a bit of a stretch. This is Apple though and they tend to mark up price when they feel their product is superior to the competition (of course everyone’s opinion will vary).
But re/code is reporting that there may be a variety of models to choose from so price points may be lower for the other models, the rumored $400 is for the high end wearable. This is Apple’s first dip into wearables and from the rumors it sounds like they’re wanting to make the space their own, as is often their goal. The interesting thing is they’ve been pretty locked down IF they are working on a wearable as we haven’t seen any leaks as we have with the iPhone 6.
“There are lots of gadgets in this space right now, but there’s nothing great out there,” Cook said last year. “But none of them are going to convince a kid that hasn’t worn glasses or a band to wear one … There are a lot of problems to solve in this space. … It’s ripe for exploration. I think there will be tons of companies playing in this space.”
We’ll so find out as September 9th is nearing, could we be seeing that tight integration between iOS8 and Yosemite stretch over to a wearable? We can’t say if this is going to be a hit or miss until we have something to test so we’re waiting on September 9th. Let us know what you think of a possible iWatch in the comments below or on Google+, Facebook and Twitter.[button link=”http://recode.net/2014/08/30/apple-has-considered-400-price-for-wearable-device/” icon=”fa-external-link” side=”left” target=”blank” color=”285b5e” textcolor=”ffffff”]Source: re/code[/button]
Featured image courtesy gonk.it (not actual Apple watch).
Last Updated on November 27, 2018.