Report: Apple Retail Stores to Keep Gold Apple Watches in Safes
According to a report from 9to5Mac’s Mark Gurman, Apple will house the pricey 18-karat gold Apple Watch units in safes overnight.
Unnamed sources told the author that each of Apple’s retail stores will be outfitted with safes that will reportedly include built-in MagSafe chargers to keep the demo units charged, while protecting the expensive devices overnight.
The report notes that the safes will also house the inventory of all the 18-karat gold Apple Watches. As you can imagine, the company will not want to keep these products, which are rumoured to cost several thousand dollars, on the shelf where they are easily accessible.
Earlier this week, Apple CEO Tim Cook confirmed that the development of the device is on schedule. Apple is scheduled to release the Apple Watch in the United States in April 2015 with a starting price tag of $349. The device will come in three models, including a standard model, sports model, and a luxury 18-karat gold Watch Edition.
Yesterday, a new third-party Tesla app that was designed by Eleks Labs offers some insights into the advantages and limitation of developing for the Apple Watch as a first-generation product.