John Gruber の Apple Watch 第一印象記
・Apple Watch: Initial Thoughts and Observations | Daring Fireball
18 金でサファイアの Apple Watch は 5000 ドルするかもしれない
– Apple Watch Sport (aluminum/glass): $349 (not a guess)
– Apple Watch (stainless steel/sapphire): $999
– Apple Watch Edition (18-karat gold/sapphire): $4999
Paying even $1,000, let alone a multiple of that, for a premium Apple Watch seems like folly if it’s going to be obviated by faster, sleeker, longer-lasting versions in just a few years. And I don’t see how it won’t be replaced by faster, sleeker, longer-lasting versions, because that’s how all computer technology goes.
I think the steel and gold Apple Watches are not better-tasting Cokes. They’re the same Coke that everyone can get with the $349 Apple Watch Sport, but served in expensive goblets. It’s uncharted territory, to be sure, but I don’t think it is worrisome that the steel and gold Apple Watches exist. What would be worrisome would be if the $349 Apple Watch Sport did not.