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How high do you think value can go? Some watches have increased in value by more than 10 times based on prices at auction. How long before we see this with the AW?


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In my opinion, never. Something newer and more shiny is always going to be around the corner. iPhones depreciate in value, so will these gadgets.

I'm not talking out of spite either, I own the 42 mm gold sport one but it's not as special as I anticipated it to be.


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Well a joke i think after all anyone who paid the full price on release must now be kicking themselves
No, it's a stupid question to ask about any smartwatch, not just Apple's.

You can go on with your usual anti-Apple trolling.
 

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Seriously? Or trolling?
Seriously... I don't think OP is trolling.
In some emerging economies, like Philippines, India, and China, Apple products are considered as affordable premiums. And Apple products boost the consumers' ego there alot than any other place. Hence, the often speculations of their phones, so as Smart Watches today.
 

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Seriously... I don't think OP is trolling.
In some emerging economies, like Philippines, India, and China, Apple products are considered as affordable premiums. And Apple products boost the consumers' ego there alot than any other place. Hence, the often speculations of their phones, so as Smart Watches today.
Hmm.

Well, the usual intent for "investment" is to basically park your cash in something where it can grow in value (hopefully) and end up with more cash later.

I don't see gadgets -- smartwatches, smartphones, PDAs, etc -- being useful as financial investments at all. Most wristwatches aren't good investments, either.

Now, if we talk "invest" as it relates to gaining productivity, saving time, adding convenience, etc., we've got a worthwhile discussion. But the OP directly asked how high the value can go, so I don't think he was talking about the convenience of getting weather reports on your wrist.
 

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Hmm.

Well, the usual intent for "investment" is to basically park your cash in something where it can grow in value (hopefully) and end up with more cash later...
Investments can be long and can be short. If you hire a piano teacher to teach your junior to teach them how to play the instrument, and your junior managed to play the musical instrument well to entertain you, your other family members, their peers... and so on, you get short term investment returns. If you send your juniors to a music school to learn their music lessons as well as other academic studies... the yield result can be very rewarding. That's long term investment.

The Apple Smart Watches are short term investment, or should i say speculative commodities. There are just too much overwhelming demand and fakes in the emerging economies that prompt foreign nationals snapping up Apple products in foreign lands such that they can bring back to where they're from to turn as money earning goods.

It's all about speculation. And speculation is often linked to "investment".
 

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You can go on with your usual anti-Apple trolling.

I am not anti Apple i own a Macbook, iPhone 5s, iPad, iPad mini and Time Capsule i love Apple but i do admit the wrist mini phone as left me disappointed can't even call it a watch as most of the time the screen is blank and the battery life is a total waste of time. Love all Apple products just giving this one a miss that's all they can't get it right every time can they.
 

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Has the original first IPhone gone up in value?
No.
There is your answer.
 

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Well a joke i think after all anyone who paid the full price on release must now be kicking themselves
I am not anti Apple i own a Macbook, iPhone 5s, iPad, iPad mini and Time Capsule i love Apple but i do admit the wrist mini phone as left me disappointed can't even call it a watch as most of the time the screen is blank and the battery life is a total waste of time. Love all Apple products just giving this one a miss that's all they can't get it right every time can they.
The screen is blank only when I’m not looking at it. It took a day but once I figured out which movements do and don’t turn on the screen, I can now turn it on on purpose. And the watch picks up on subtle enough movements that I have to turn off “wake screen on wrist raise” when I go to bed.

The Apple Watch doesn’t work for you, and we get it, and for some reason that means you can diss — every. single. possible. opportunity. ever. — on the watch and people who use the watch because they dare to merely think it works for them? Where does all this venom come from?



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For money? Gadgets are not good investment pieces, unless you consider your productivity to be an investment. Even mechanical watches aren’t good investments—they’re like diamonds, only the rarest and most unique are worth investing in. Unless you know you’re gonna use it, you’re better off not buying it.

If a smartwatch prevents my phone getting stolen because the phone’s safely in my jacket’s inside pocket, that’s worth the price of admission. It’s not about investing money, it’s about saving money.
 

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First: hahahahahahahahaha!
Second: Phones get upgrades every two years or so due to the ever changing technology so, the same would apply to the apple watch. In twenty years that watch will be outdated and probably not working and if it is it won't be worth the price you paid for it.
Third: Watches are not investments
 

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I have never made money on any watch I've bought. I can't see the Apple Watch ever appreciating. Especially since it will die one day because of the battery.


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