We already had a look at the proposed Apple 2014 roadmap, which was conducted by one of the best Apple analysts in the business. For the most part we agreed with his predictions, one of which was the iWatch. We have no doubt in our mind that Apple is working on a smartwatch, and we can be sure that it will look very different to the slew of models already on or coming to market.
Most smartwatches look as though they started life as a smartphone and in some strange experiment went through a shrinking process, although not the upcoming Moto G Watch.
The analyst did make a rather interesting assumption, and that was when he said, “The most expensive model of the iWatch line will carry a price tag of several thousand US dollars.” It is this very subject that has sparked a debate on 9to5 Mac.
It seems as though the website agrees with Ming-Chi Kuo, the analyst from KGI Research, and that it is very likely that we could see Apple release a high-end iWatch, but there will also be a low-end version.
The everyday consumer iWatch could sell for $200 – $300, although we have no way of knowing. However, the high-end model could cost from $2,000 to $3,000. Many of you will see this as a stupid move, and that Apple will only sell the cheaper model of the two, but a 9to5 Mac reader came up with a possibility, one that isn’t hard to believe.
He said that Apple could release a luxury high-end model first, one that celebrities and super-rich could afford. The iWatch could then become so popular and sought after that the everyday consumer would demand one, and so Apple would kindly oblige.
Do you think there is a possibility that Apple would release two models of the iWatch?