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Here’s a look at the numerous Apple Watch configurations

Here’s a look at the numerous Apple Watch configurations

That iThingy You're Wearing
March 9, 2015

Moments after Apple wrapped up today’s special media event, its site was updated with much more information on the Apple Watch. Buyers will be able to preorder the watch starting on Friday, April 10. The Apple Watch will officially arrive two weeks later on Friday, April 24.

Here’s a look the different configurations of the wearable. Pricing ranges from $349 all the way to $17,000.

Apple Watch Sport


The most reasonably priced model in the lineup is the Apple Watch Sport. There are 10 different models available to select from. The 38mm watch will cost $349, and buyers can select from a white, blue, green, or pink sport band with a silver aluminum case. The 42mm watch will cost $399, and Apple is offering the same band colors.

A space gray aluminum case with a black sport band will also be available in both the 38mm and 42mm sizes for the same $349 and $399 price.

Apple Watch


The mid-range Apple Watch line offers buyers the biggest amount of customization options with 20 different models. Prices range from $549 to $1,049 for the 38mm watch while the larger 42mm version will range in price from $599 to $1,099.

On the lower end of the spectrum, the basic $549/$599 watches will come with the same band found on the low-cost Sport watches. The $649/$699 tier includes a black classic buckle and the Milanese Loop.

The modern buckle, which is only available on the 38mm watch, will cost $749 for a black, midnight blue, soft pink, or brown version. The leather loop strap is only available for the larger 42mm watch and will cost $699 for a brown, light brown, bright blue, or black model.

At the high end of the spectrum, $1,049/$1,099, will net you a space black case with a space black stainless steel bracelet. A stainless steel case with a link bracelet costs $949/$999.

The Apple Watch itself features a stainless steel case and sapphire display cover.

Apple Watch Edition


Only available at select Apple Stores in limited quantities, the high-end Apple Watch Edition starts at $10,000 for the 38mm edition with a white sport band. The 42mm model with the same band is $12,000. Both watches offer a rose gold case.

A 38mm watch with an 18-karat yellow gold case and black sport band is $10,000. The larger model is $12,000.

For $15,000, you can purchase a 42mm 18-karat yellow gold case with a black buckle or a 42mm 18-karat yellow gold case with a midnight blue classic buckle.

The line tops out at $17,000. For that price, you can buy a 38mm 18-karat rose gold case with rose gray modern buckle or a 38mm 18-karat yellow gold case with a bright modern red buckle.



Buyers will also be able to separately purchase a few additional other bands for their watch. Both sizes of sport bands cost $49.

The 38mm and 42mm Milanese Loop and black classic buckle is $149. A medium or large version of the black leather loop for the 42mm watch is $149, as well. A midnight blue or soft pink modern buckle, for the 38mm watch, is $249.

Either size of link bracelet is $449.

Additional charger cables will cost $29 for a 1-meter version or $39 for a 2-meter option.


Overall, I’m generally pleased with the pricing of the entire line. We’ve known for a while that the Apple Watch Edition was truly designed to be a luxury item, so the high price tag didn’t shock me. That being said,  I would have like to have seen the Apple Watch prices be a little bit lower. Personally, I’ll probably purchase the space gray stainless steel version with a black sport band while waiting for third-party band options to appear.

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