“The Apple Watch starts at $349 for the sports watch and rises to a cool $17,000 for top-of-the-luxury-line 18-karat gold Edition,” Natasha Lomas reports for TechCrunch. “But who wants to shell out thousands for an add-on electronic device that’s likely going to be obsolete in two years?”
“Well, when it comes to the battery at least, owners of Apple Watch will be able to extend its lifespan,” Lomas reports. “An Apple spokesman confirmed to TechCrunch the ‘battery is replaceable.'”
Lomas reports, “We understand the lifecycle of the battery is around three years.”
Read more in the full article here.
MacDailyNews Take: That much battery longevity and its ability to be replaced is good news on both fronts for Apple Watch owners.
As for possible cost, for the sake of comparison, iPhone battery replacement costs $79 + $6.95 shipping, iPad costs $79 + $6.95 shipping, and it’s $49 for iPod shuffle, $59 for iPod nano and iPod classic, and $79 for iPod touch + $6.95 shipping for each.
So, if it’s $79 for Apple Watch Sport and Apple Watch battery replacement, Apple Watch Edition owners can get their battery replaced for right around $3,000. 😉