Apple will reportedly be following a few best-practices from traditional jewelry stores when safe-guarding its gold “Edition” Apple Watch models from theft. Apple is planning on several safeguards for their high-end watch models, including a custom safe that will be fitted with Apple Watch MagSafe chargers to keep the demo units charged and ready to go.
The safes will likely be used to carry both to-be-sold inventory as well as to store demo units from the show floor overnight. The custom-designed safes will be outfitted with Apple Watch MagSafe chargers in order to keep the demo units charged up and ready to go for the next day of business. Apple has already begun installing the safes in some stores ahead of the Apple Watch’s expected release in April…
In addition to the safes, Apple is also said to be working on ways to allow customers to try on Apple Watches, as well as try different color options and band materials.
9to5Mac also reports that Apple is working on special scales to weigh the amount of gold in each Apple Watch Edition wearable, in order to weigh the amount of gold in the watch upon replacement of return. This will ensure no gold has been removed from the device prior to a return. The gold material is worth a pretty penny in secondary markets.
While we know pricing for the aluminum and glass Apple Watch will start at $349, no official pricing has been announced for the more expensive stainless steel and gold variants. The weighing process does indicate however, that the highest priced variant will carry a substantial amount of gold in it, indicating the price of the device will be quite dear.