“As Apple only announced an entry-level $349 price tier for its upcoming Apple Watch, speculation on cost continues to run rampant, with the latest report claiming high-end gold models could sell for $1,200 when they launch next year.”
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The Fuji X-T1 in graphite silver is a gentle refresh of the existing X-T1, boasting a rich, high-quality finish, a faster 1/32,000sec electronic shutter speed and a new Film Simulation mode.
This sophisticated camera offers SLR-style handling, large mechanical dials and a solid weather-resistant build, together with all the benefits an X-series camera is notorious for, such as its ability to focus quickly (0.08 seconds), and capture sharp, detailed images.
Its intuitive, ergonomic design combined with the world’s fastest Real Time electronic viewfinder (lag-time of 0.005 sec) allows you to immerse yourself in the action, providing a truly enjoyable experience when composing your images.
In addition to the above, the Fuji X-T1 also features a 16.3 megapixel APS-C size X-Trans CMOS II sensor, a powerful EXR Processor II, 1080p movie recording, an EF-X8 external flash unit and a 1.04million dot 3.0″ tilting LCD screen.
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.
While the watch doesn’t go on sale until sometime next year, it has already been added as a product category on Apple’s website where you can see both the yellow and rose gold editions.