It’s official…the Apple Watch is coming sometime in April! During the Apple earnings call in January, Apple CEO, Tim Cook confirmed that the Apple Watch would be hitting the sales floor in April of 2015. The Apple Watch is one of the companies latest ventures outside of it’s successful smartphone and tablet venues.
The Apple Watch is the company’s first attempt at entering the wearable device market. While smartwatches are nothing new and have had some success with both the Pebble SmartWatch, as well as various flavors of Android Wear including the Samsung Gear, and Motorola Moto360. For Apple the competition is going to be a bit tough. Apple is no where near being close to having the first to market edge in this billion dollar area. Apple does know though that it has a huge fan base and also knows they can get away with charging a premium for its new device, commonly referred to as the Apple tax.
The entry level Apple Watch is planned to retail for just under $350.00. Rumors are still flying about how much the Edition model of the Apple Watch will sell for. Most people think it will retail for well over a thousand dollars, some people willing to bet a few thousand dollars. Apple is doing its best to position itself as selling both a fashionable piece of jewelery, as well as a device that will help improve your life.
The Apple Store is being revamped a bit in preparation for the release of the Apple Watch. Apple has reached out and hired people familiar with selling luxury items. Apple knows the best way to move this new product is to get it on peoples wrists and let them experience the benefits and style of the Apple Watch. Hiring people who know how to move more expensive items such as jewelery is a good move for Apple in preparation for the April launch of the Apple Watch.
Now I am sure a lot of people are going to want to grab one of these new Apple Watch devices when they launch; however the price might be a bit of a factor. Since price isn’t going to be supplemented like an iPhone when you sign a new contract with your wireless carrier, it may be tough to justify spending a minimum of at least $350.00. Fear not my friends, I came across a great Apple Watch giveaway. If you want to win a free Apple Watch be sure to check it out today! All you need to do is signup, then promote your contest link on sites you already use like Facebook, Twitter, or YouTube. They have a great tutorial video on how to earn a bunch of points and easily qualify for one of three prizes. They are giving away a free Apple Watch, Pebble SmartWatch, and iTunes Gift Cards. I told a couple of my friends about this and they are already well on their way to qualifying for the Apple Watch.
If you want a legit contest with very little competition, be sure to check out the Apple Watch giveaway!