There have been a ton of conflicting rumors regarding Apple’s launch of the iWatch. A couple of weeks ago the word on the street was that the product would be announced and launched in December along with the 5.5-inch iPhone 6, and new rumors from just a week ago claim that everything is going to be announced on September 9. Whatever the case may be, one of the biggest questions that’s still left on the table is the price tag of Apple’s wearable offerings, and some credible sources have just chimed in.
Re/code was the source that claimed that Apple’s iPhone 6 event would happen on September 9, and yes, they got it right. Today the source is claiming that Apple is already discussing the possible price tag of the iWatch, and it seems this will be around $400. The report also mentions that consumers should expect various models of the iWatch to launch, and that there will be some models at a lower price point. The only sad part of this report is when we hear that the device will start shipping until 2015, something which could affect Apple’s possibility of making a positive dent in a market that has yet to take off.
Just like with the launch of the original iPad in 2010, there’s been a lot of speculation of the iWatch being priced for thousands of dollars. With Android Wear products being priced between $200 and $250 that wouldn’t be realistic, though it could be that Apple will surprise us one more time with a price tag that’s more consumer oriented.