“The ongoing debate over Apple Watch pricing is causing many to miss the big picture: Apple wants the Apple Watch to be for everyone,” Neil Cybart writes for Above Avalon. “By selling a device for the wrist, Apple is trying to appeal to a wide range of consumers, from high school students to senior executives. In such a scenario, price is only one piece of the puzzle as Apple positions Apple Watch as both a mass-market good and luxury item.”
” Apple priced the entry-level Apple Watch Sport collection to be a mass-market good, attainable for mostly anyone willing to spend money on an iPhone accessory for the wrist. Prices will likely rise to thousands of dollars for the Edition collection to appeal to the consumer who wants a well-crafted device serving as a luxury status symbol,” Cybart writes. “It really doesn’t matter what price the high-end models cost as Apple’s strategy will be the same: segmenting the market between mass-market and luxury.”
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