Get ready fans, Apple’s smartwatch is set to make its debut in India next week!
Yes folks, as per an Economic Times report, after releasing in several American and European markets as part of Apple’s strategy of introducing it in a phased manner, the next week will finally mark the Apple Watch’s entry into the Indian subcontinent.
The report cited four senior trade officials as its source and said that the decision to advance the launch of Apple Watch and triple sales of the new iPhones in India, was taken in a closed-door meeting with Apple’s trade partners.
The decision looks to have been taken with an eye on the festive October-December period, which sees the Indian Subcontinent enter into a frenzy of shopping across a variety of niches, that has in recent times, featured electronics near the top of the list.
The watch is expected to cost around the 25,000 – 30,000 range, which would be in keeping with its price in the international markets, where it is available with tags starting from $349 (Rs 23,000 approximately). However, lets not forget the gold model, which will set you back by almost $17,000. However, there is no official word when — and if — the gold variant of the Apple Watch will be made available in India.
Coming to the Watch itself, Apple’s maiden smartwear is available in two sizes (38 and 42 mm) and three editions, namely, The Apple Watch, Apple Watch Edition and Apple Watch Sport, with the latter sporting a stronger Ion-X glass on the display. However, that doesn’t mean that the display on the other two versions are in any way fragile. The Apple Watch and the Apple Watch Edition both feature sapphire crystal displays to protect the screen from cracking.
Enough about the dials. Apple also offers you a variety of choices to pick from as far as the Watch straps are concerned. The fluoroelastomer Sport band for example, is available across a whole range of colours that include, lavender, antique white, stone, and midnight blue, among others. Those going for the metal version will also have the option of choosing between rose gold and gold colours while picking up the anodized aluminium Sport edition.
So, what do you think ? Would you love an Apple Watch? Or would you rather prefer to choose from the ranks of Moto 360 second-generation or one of Samsung’s new Gear S2 watches — both of which will also launch in India shortly — to strap across your wrists? Do share you opinions with us by commenting right below.