We don’t yet know the price of the 18-karat gold Apple Watch Edition, but it doesn’t require psychic powers to know that it isn’t going to be cheap. KGH analyst Ming-Chi Kuo’s prediction of the most expensive model costing “several thousand dollars” is probably exaggerated, but may not be quite as far-fetched as it seemed.
David Pogue shared one of the things Apple didn’t mention on stage but did reveal during press demonstrations afterwards …
The fanciest model, the gold Apple Phone Edition, comes in a gorgeous jewelry box — which doubles as a charger. The back of the box has a Lightning connector, and the inside of the box has the watch’s magnetic round charger pad, standing vertically. So as you retire each night, you can just lay your gold watch into its case and let it charge.
Bedtime isn’t the only time you’ll be taking off your Apple Watch: while it is described as water-resistant enough to cope with sweat, rain and washing your hands, it isn’t fully waterproof, so you’ll want to take it off before taking a shower.
For those wondering whether you’ll be able to use the Apple Watch to make and receive calls, the answer is yes: that’s part of its functionality – if you don’t care what you look like while you’re doing it.