Apple installing safes in its retail stores to keep gold Apple Watch

Apple will house those pricey Apple Watch “Edition” units in safes overnight, according to the well-informed blogger Mark Gurman of 9to5Mac. Unnamed sources told the author that each Apple retail store that’ll carry the device is going to be outfitted with safes designed to keep the most pricey version of the wrist-worn device protected from theft while charging overnight. The Apple Watch “Edition” features a case crafted from 18-karat gold.

Considering that the price of the Apple Watch Edition will reportedly run into thousands of dollars, thanks to its watch case that has been crafted from 18-carat gold and a sapphire crystal glass, this move from Apple definitely makes sense. Jewelry stores employ a similar method to prevent jewelries from being stolen while still allowing potential customers to trying them out.

According to Gurman, they’re custom-designed to Apple’s exacting requirements and include built-in MagSafe chargers to “keep the demo units charged up and ready to go for the next day of business”.

Tim Cook told investors on an earnings call earlier this week that the Watch is launching in April, starting at $349. He did not divulge other details and we still don’t know how much the gold edition is going to cost.

The company previously stated that the Apple Watch “Edition” comes in six elegant expressions, each sporting an 18-karat gold chassis that “our metallurgists have developed to be up to twice as hard as standard gold.” The case will be offered in two flavors of gold: yellow and rose.

Apple Watch is scheduled to launch in April thereby just making its announced timeline of “early 2015.” It will be available in multiple editions with a base price of $349.

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