With just hours to go until Apple’s big watch event, the last few rumours are coming in concerning price, features and functionality. This latest piece of news isn’t a rumour though – Apple PR have confirmed that the standard Apple Watch will not be the same price as the Apple Watch Sport.
It was an assertion in the latest profile of Jony Ive, the company’s famed designer, that caused Apple to respond. The profile said that the standard and sport models would both start at $349.
“The stainless-steel Apple Watch, the anodised-aluminium Apple Watch Sport (both from $349).”
The company has now said that this is not the case, confirming that there will indeed be two separate prices. In a statement to 9to5Mac and many other publications, Apple said that this was a “misinterpretation” of what was said.
While we don’t know which will be the most expensive of the two, it’s pretty clear that the sport will cost $349 and the standard watch will cost more. The sport only uses aluminium and glass, while the standard model uses stainless-steel and sapphire for its display.
We’ll know for sure tomorrow. Be sure to keep your eye on eTeknix and we’ll have everything you need to know.