It’s a longish read, but Gruber has the most thoughtful piece on the Apple Watch I’ve read.
First point is that this isn’t really a tech item, it’s a luxury/fashion item. You’ll note that Apple never calls it a smart watch.
Second point is that it will be expensive by tech standards. Gruber’s estimates:
- Apple Watch Sport (aluminum/glass): $349 (not a guess)
- Apple Watch (stainless steel/sapphire): $999
- Apple Watch Edition (18-karat gold/sapphire): $4,999
In short: hundreds for Sport, a thousand for stainless steel, thousands for gold.
Most people think I’m joking when I say the gold ones are going to start at $5,000. I couldn’t be more serious.
Gruber knows his stuff. This is speculation, but pretty well reasoned speculation.