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If you have $10,000 to blow on an Apple Watch dipped in gold (and smelling of chocolate, I assume), then you’re in for a wonderful treat when the device is officially released at the end of April. According to a new post on 9to5Mac, anyone who buys an Apple Watch Edition brings all kinds of insane perks.

gold-apple-watchWhat kinds of perks, you ask? Well, for starters, you’ll be able to enjoy a full 30 minutes to try the thing on, in private, at your local Apple Store. Moreover, Edition buyers will have access to 24/7 tech support (for two years) and won’t have to wait in line to buy the Apple Watch. Of course, for $10,000 (and, more likely, more than that), those seem like some bare minimum goodies that come with such a humungous purchase.

Amazingly, one of the other benefits is a “courier-to-store” service, which will allow you to buy an Edition online and have it hand-delivered…to the Apple Store of your choice. Again, I feel like if you’re already shelling out over $10,000 for a gold-slathered smartwatch, you ought to be able to expect home delivery, but what do I know? The post explains that going this route is also a way to try on an Apple Watch Edition, so that helps justify it. But really, dropping that much money doesn’t garner an at-home try on session?

This all sounds great for the 15 or 20 people who actually plan on buying an Apple Watch Edition. Too bad the rest of us losers who can only spend a few hundred dollars on the Apple Watch are stuck with regular tech support hours and waiting in lines. It’s terrible not to be rich.

In all seriousness, though, the actual existence of the Apple Watch Edition is still pretty baffling. The device itself does literally nothing differently than the two less expensive configurations of the Apple Watch. But what’s really terrible about the Apple Watch Edition is the fact that I know some celebrity jackholes will actually buy this thing and wear it on the red carpet. With that move alone, they will have validated Apple’s belief that they can charge $10,000 and up for a device that likely isn’t even made up of that much gold.

[Source: 9to5Mac]


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