With the latest gadgets from Apple already dominating the market, this tech giant has launched yet another gadget to make people drool..!!
Apple has launched its much-awaited Watch range in the country ahead of Diwali.
Today onwards, Apple Watch will be officially available for sale through Apple’s retail channels across the country. The smartwatch – in gold, Rose Gold, Space Gray, silver anodized aluminium; polished silver or Space Black stainless steel, and 18-Carat Rose Gold or Yellow Gold – has been launched seven months after its first debut in many countries.
This watch comes in three collections – Sport, Edition and the regular. Coming in 40 combinations, it has two case sizes – 38mm and 42mm . The box includes a band or strap, both of which come in different material and colour combinations. Replacement straps and bands can be found on the Mobile Mob website whether its to change up the style or to replace a broken strap.
The starting price of the Silver Aluminium Case and White Sport Band is Rs 30,900 for the 38mm and Rs 34,900 for the 42mm, making these two the cheapest of the lot.
It is Rs 48,900 and Rs 52,900 for the 38mm and 42mm Stainless Steel Case respectively, with White Sport Band.
The stainless steel Link Bracelet is for Rs 95,900 and Rs 60,900 is the price of the Classic Buckle leather strap option which is available in two colours besides the recently introduced red coloured sport band.
Apple Watch Edition (made in 18-Carat Rose gold casing) is the most expensive of the lot. It comes with jaw-dropping price tags that start at Rs 8.2 lakh for the 38mm model paired with the cheapest White Sport Band.
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— Apple News (@applenws) November 6, 2015
The price of the same watch’s 42mm version is Rs 9.9 lakh, while the most expensive one in the series is priced at a whopping Rs 14.2 lakh. Apple Watch Hermes designer range has not been launched in India.
One can separately purchase multiple standalone bands in both sizes.These are made of different materials such as fluoroelastomer, leather and stainless steel mesh as well as leather loops with magnets inside for quick fastening. The colourful Sport Bands (available in as many as 13 shades) are priced at a steep Rs 3,900 each if someone wants to buy more.
Apple Watch needs to be paired with any iPhone (from iPhone 5 onwards) running an updated iOS, at least for the first time, to start operations. Since it does not have an independent sim slot, a user can place a call only if the paired iPhone is within the 18-feet Bluetooth range. However, the call can be initiated and concluded on the watch itself as it has a built-in speaker and a mic.
It comes to India pre-loaded with watchOS 2 and boasts of 1,300 native apps. A total of 13,000 apps are available on the Watch App Store currently.
While Apple seems to have made a historic mark in its sales with their gadgets, does the watch actually have a place of good use here??