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I'll preface my post by saying between my wife and I we own 2 iPod Touches, 2 iPhones, 3 iPads, 2 MacBooks, 2 Apple TVs and an Apple Mini. One could argue that we are, at the very least, Apple enthusiasts. I wouldn't call us fanboys (or fangrrls) by any means, as I won't camp out in front of an Apple Store for days trying to get the first of a new device. We also don't own the newest versions of any of the above items.
When they announced the watch last fall, I was interested. Their marketing strategy of announcing it last fall and actually shipping it this spring did its magic. I put off a potential watch purchase to see what the spring announcement would bring. To say the least, the most off-putting thing to me is the pricing. Never mind the five-figure high-end blings. I had picked out the space grey stainless mid-level watch with the space grey stainless band.
I was naive enough last fall to think that if the watches started at $349 that they might range from $349 to, say, $499 tops. Imagine my surprise to find that the aforementioned pick of mine is $1,100. No thanks.
I also read an interesting "before the event" article panning the watches in advance. While I read it all with a grain of salt, one thought stuck out in my mind - why pay all that money for a watch that probably can't be kept current, software-wise, in a couple years when a traditional watch has been "current" for the last 100+ years.
I'm currently putting traditional watches on my Amazon wish list and paring it down.
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