Australia is one of the nine countries that will be included in the initial Apple Watch launch on April 24 (sorry, New Zealand). Here’s what you’ll pay if you want one.
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After what seems like years of hype, the Apple Watch will finally land next month. Apple will allow pre-orders for the watch from April 10, both online and in Apple stores. To use one, you’ll need iOS 8.2 (which is being released today) running on an iPhone 5, 5c, 5s, 6 or 6 Plus.
Apple Watch will come in three basic designs, which Apple is calling “collections”. The Sport collection costs between $499 and $579; the standard Watch costs between $799 and $1629; and the high-end Edition collection, which includes “rose or yellow 18-karat gold alloys”, starts from $14,000.
Even the cheapest $499 design is costlier than similar Android models, but that’s no surprise; Apple has always pitched its phones as premium products, so we wouldn’t expect the watch to be any different.
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