If you want to buy one of the fancy Apple Watch gold models (the Edition version), then you’ll be given special treatment, and more time to play with your would-be toy than those who aren’t willing to splash out £8,000 or more (up to £13,500) on a smartwatch.
But really, that isn’t too surprising – it makes sense for Apple to try and persuade those willing to fork out to that tune, convincing them that the investment is really worth making. And according to a report in the IBT, several Apple Store staff in New York said that those trying out the Watch Edition will get a 30 minute trial appointment, as opposed to the normal 15 minute slot.
To be honest, we’re surprised it isn’t longer than 30 minutes, if anything – if it was our company, we wouldn’t see the harm in hour-long appointments for someone who is going to be outlaying ten grand or so on a device (that said, they probably have to take into account time wasters – those who want to try the Edition smartwatch on and have a play, or just annoy store staff even, with no real intention of actually purchasing).
The latest rumours regarding Apple’s smartwatch also claim there will likely be stock shortages at launch – though we doubt that will affect the expensive gold version (unless only a tiny amount of them have been shipped).