With Apple looking to take some serious security measures in order to protect the soon-to-be-released Apple Watch Edition, there is little doubt that the wearable from the company could well be the most expensive mobile gadget it has ever sold. More details to follow, right after the jump.
Apple Watch is the Cupertino-based company’s first ever endeavor into the wearable market, and as is the case with all Apple devices, this little hand-worn gadget will not settle for being just another trendy smartwatch, with the company looking to create a new luxury niche for its loyal, or potentially new line of wealthy consumers. To be launched in three variants; Apple Watch, Apple Watch Sport, and Apple Watch Edition, it is the third variant that happens to be expensive enough for the company to consider employing jewelry store-styled security protocols to protect it.
With 18-karat of gold on the Apple Watch Edition, 9to5Mac is reporting that the Cupertino company is bolstering up its security across all its stores and has begun placing safes coupled with MagSafe chargers in outlets that would sell the wearable in the future. More so, the stores will also be using scales to weigh the watches upon return to ascertain that no gold has been removed from the device. Apple Stores have had their share of experiences with robberies before, and the company is not willing to take a chance this time around, with all the demo units and Watch Edition stock to be placed in these safes.
All this talk about scales being used for processing any returned Apple Watch Edition may not tell us just how much gold would Apple’s luxury wearable be actually carrying for now, but we can guess there’s plenty to be removed to cause a significant decrease in weight to show up on a precision weighing scale. This is where you can draw a conclusion that the particular version of Apple’s smartwatch could in fact be worth thousands of dollars.
Meanwhile, Tim Cook has already announced that the company’s "most personal device ever", will begin shipping out this April. We already know that the Apple Watch – the entrant version – will cost $349, but the company has remained silent on the Watch Edition. However given the whole protection drive running in the Apple circle, get ready to dig into your savings.