Report: Stainless steel Apple Watch will be priced $500, gold at $5,000

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Citing an anonymous source, the French website iGen.Fr reports that stainless steel versions of the Apple Watch will retail for $500 while the gold models may retail for as high as $5,000.

Apple, of course, has been rather quiet on Apple Watch pricing, aside from indicating that lower-tier pricing will begin at $349 for the Apple Watch Sport models. That being the case, a $150 bump for stainless steel models isn't outside the realm of reason.

See also: The many looks of the Apple Watch

Interestingly, iGen.Fr also relays that Apple may still be trying to push for a release before Valentine's Day. This however is at odds with a previous report claiming that Apple is planning to release its highly anticipated wearable device this spring.

As with any anonymous rumor, the aforementioned pricing matrix should be taken with a grain of salt, especially because pricing is one of the few details prone to changing at any time. Still, because iGen.Fr has a rather solid track record with respect to Apple rumors, we felt it was worth passing this particular tidbit along.

On a related note, Tim Cook just last week confirmed that the Apple Watch will most likely have to be charged nightly.

Lastly, make sure to check out the many different looks of the Apple Watch over here. The stainless steel options look really great, and if the $500 price point is accurate, it may very well prove to be the most popular model.

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