The Apple Watch is set to arrive in April, starting at $345. Now while we all know that, not so many of us care about that base price. Most of us are interested in the price of the ‘rose gold’ option, the ‘Apple Watch Edition’.
Why? Because unlike its iPhone counterpart, instead of just being gold coloured, it really is made of gold. 24-carat gold to be precise. So how much will it cost? $3000, $5000, perhaps $10,000? Who knows, they’re only suggestions. But now, we may just have our first indication of how expensive it will really be, by way of news that Apple is to begin installing safes in stores to house these expensive watches.
Yes, the venerable Mark Gurman of 9to5Mac says that Apple stores will soon be adopting practices somewhat more akin to jewellery stores, all for the ‘Edition’ model of the Apple Watch. He also says that the stores will receive weighing equipment to ensure that no-one has replaced the gold on the watches when someone returns one.
All of this is making it quite clear that this piece of technology, is going to be a pretty serious piece of jewellery too.
3D printing continues to shake up the world of manufacturing and has begun offering innovative and creative solutions for consumers. The latest to jump on the 3D printing trend is Amazon.com as they begin to offer customisable and pre-designed products that are 3D printed for you after you order them.
Amazon have set up a dedicated store front on their US site, which will allow you to browse over 200 products such as jewellery, homeware, toys and more. With the ability to customise the items so easily thanks to a simple user interface, it means you can create one of a kind items that would make great little gifts, or even just something for fun.
The site comes with a 3D mockup of what you’re creating too, so you can check every detail of what you are about to order before it is sent off to the printers and with a company as big as Amazon behind it, it’s got a great chance of being a big success.
Check out the official store front here and let us know what you think in the comments section below.