Rumour: Stainless Steel Apple Watch Will Cost $500, Gold $4000

Rumour: Stainless Steel Apple Watch Will Cost $US500, Gold $US4,000

While Apple announced that the base model of its forthcoming smartwatch would cost $US350, it's remained tight-lipped about the pricing of the rest of the range. Now, a new report suggests that the stainless steel version will start at $US500, and the gold at somewhere between $4000 and $5000.

The report comes from sources at Apple via French website As MacRumors points out, the site has been reliable in the past, accurately reporting the dimensions of both the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus.

It's thought that the $US350 price applies to the aluminium model of the watch. Certainly, $US500 for the stainless steel version feels about right by comparison. The cost of the gold model, though; well, quite simply it depends on how much gold there is. We'll have to wait to find out, but such high pricing would indeed make it very much a luxury item.

The sources also claim that Apple is hoping to release the watch as soon as possible — though other rumours claim we may have to wait until Spring of 2015. Either way, we have longer to wait before we find out more than we'd like. [ via MacRumors]

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