After months of anticipation, the Watch is finally out! Pre-orders for the luxurious watch made by tech giant Apple started on April 10th and it was released to the public two weeks later on the 24th of the same month. Apple is offering three main 'styles' for the watch, each varying in the quality of the materials, and of course, the price. The three base models are the Watch Sport, the Watch, and the Watch Edition, of which 38 'sub-models' are derived. All three base models have the same basic features, such as heart rate monitor, a multi-touch glass screen, the obvious watch functionality, and many other features. They come in 38mm and 42mm watch cases.
The Apple Watch Sport is available in ten different models and starts at $349. The case is made out of anodized aluminum and what Apple likes to call Ion-X glass. The 'regular' Apple Watch is available in 20 different configurations and starts at $549. It contains a stainless steel case with a sapphire crystal display. Finally, the Apple Watch Edition, which starts at $10,000 and goes up to an unbelievable price point of $17,000, is made of a custom gold alloy Apple claims to be "twice as hard as standard gold" and the same sapphire crystal display on the Watch. The Watch Edition is offered in 8 different configurations, in both 18-karat rose gold and 18-karat yellow gold.
Enough information about the Apple Watch... However, here's a 10-minute video in case you want some more information. But now, it's your turn. What do you think about the Apple Watch? Perhaps is it too expensive or do you think the price point is reasonable? Are you planning on getting one? Feel free to answer these questions or just respond with something related to the Apple Watch.
Roberto Miselem (11th Grade)