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Here's how much an Apple Watch will cost

If you have $10,000 (or $349) lying about, you’re in luck.

Image: AP Photo/Eric Risberg

APPLE’S LATEST PRODUCT, Apple Watch will start selling next month and if you want the premium version, you better have some deep pockets.

At the Yerba Buena Center in San Francisco, California, Apple CEO Tim Cook announced the price ranges for the three versions, Apple Watch Sport, Apple Watch and Apple Watch Edition.

The Apple Watch Edition, which is a premium version made from 18-karat solid yellow or rose gold, will start selling at $10,000. According to Cook, there will be a limited number and it will only be available in select stores.

Other versions will be cheaper but just barely. The Apple Watch will cost $549 – $1,049 for the 38mm version and $599 – $1,099 for the 42mm. The reason for the differences is down to the type of bands that you choose for it.

The cheapest version, the Apple Watch Sport will cost $349 for the 38mm version and $399 for the 42mm version.

The watch will also come with fitness services, which will not only track your movement and activity, but will give a full report at the end of every week. It will also provide new objectives and goals based on how you did that week.

The device will come with an “all-day battery” which is expected to last for 18 hours over a typical day.

The device will begin selling on 24th April in nine countries including the US and UK.

A new Macbook

A number of other products were also announced during the event. The biggest one was the new Macbook, which Apple described as the lightest Mac ever and has the function of a netbook. It weighs two pounds and has a 12-inch retina display.

Macbook new The new Macbook starts at €1,499 and goes up as far as €1,829. Source: Apple

The trackpad comes with a Taptic engine which provides feedback for your clicking and allows you to click anywhere. It also comes with Force Click, which means if you press on the trackpad, it will complete different actions like fast-forwarding on a video, or getting a preview of a folder before opening.

The device is fanless and uses USB-C which will become the standard for all device over the next few years. The price will starts at €1,499 and goes up to €1,829.

It also announced ResearchKit, which will allow iPhone users to contribute to medical research by carrying out tests on the device. The information will help medical researchers and users will get immediate results back.

Apple says it will not see your data and only the user decides what information to share to researchers.

Originally published 18:50.

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