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Ashu001
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4/28/2015 | 2:56:08 PM
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Nomii,

Great points here!

You are absolutely right in saying no consumer is going to buy a 10K just for Features or the Apple Brand-name.

They will surely buy it for the WoW! Factor instead.

Its good that rational folks are able to see and understand this issue very-very clearly today.

 
BillB031
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4/28/2015 | 1:44:55 PM
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Lets see, do I spend 15,000 on a new Rolex that will be worth 15,000 10 years from now? or do I spend 17,000 on an Apple watch that will be worth 50 bucks 10 years from now?  hummm... tough decision
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4/28/2015 | 8:03:36 AM
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@Angelfuego: you are right and I think that in case of technology the only thing which pays back after few years of use is the body of the device. In this case I think apple will only offer the price of the gold on the watch and in case you were using their average model than I think they will accommodate anything.
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4/28/2015 | 7:58:56 AM
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@SachinEE: I agree with you it doesn't seems to be a fair deal that both the expensive and average model have no difference expect the body. Apple must have followed the multiple versions of existing watches where the features are same altogether but the difference is in the metal. They must have done that because people who will buy a 10k watch will not buy it for features in fact for prominence.
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4/27/2015 | 7:05:44 PM
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@Sachinee: I would want at least a 60% replacement value as well, but I bet it is very unlikely. Walking out of the Apple store with that watch is probably similar to riding out of a car dealership lot, in which the resale value is immediately decreased exponentially.
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4/27/2015 | 1:40:45 PM
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@mejiac: I like this idea of yours to see the iWatch as a major point in smartwatch history. The ones coming after this would determine the actual consumer base.
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4/27/2015 | 1:35:04 PM
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@Angelfuego,

Very good question.

If we look at the normal lifespan of the Iphone (let's consider the first iphone), it would easilly be a year or two before it starts to break down. Granted the use of the Apple Watch is different in many ways. The device may or may not be subject to heavy use.

But as mentioned, because of the price tag, and considering Apple's product life cyle, I'm not sure how this will work out (buying a product at this price point only to have it go obsolete in a year)
SachinEE
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4/27/2015 | 1:31:51 PM
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@nomii: Like I said: Apple should give more than 60% resale or replacement or exchange value when they roll out a newer model. What bothers me much more is the fact that the $350 hardware and software pieces would be the same as the $10k ones.
mejiac
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4/27/2015 | 1:31:33 PM
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@Angelfuego,

I strongly think that the Apple Watch will, at least at first, become more of a fashion statement. After this 1st iteration is when things may settle down and the market will be better defined to see where it actually fits.
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4/27/2015 | 1:26:38 PM
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@Angelfuego: Same reaction here. If they are charging 10k dollars for a watch whose basic functionality would become ancient after 6-12 months, they better atleast give 60% or higher replacement value.
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