The asking price for the Apple Watch Edition series is the subject of intense speculation ahead of the device's April release.

Why the 18-karat Apple Watch will never be a top-tier luxury timepiece

As the release of the Apple Watch draws near, speculation about its pricing has grown louder. We already know the watches will start at $349. But Apple will offer a myriad of bands, sizes, and features, and the price tag of the most expensive version — the “Edition” series, which comes encased in 18-karat rose or yellow gold — is still a mystery. But how high can the price go? And where does the Apple Watch stand on the spectrum of high-end timepieces?

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What’s that thing? Whatever it is, it needs security

The year is 2030 and I’m at the supermarket shopping. An ad-drone has passed over my house and eavesdropped on my last interaction with my kitchen, and my phone starts bombarding me with ads. It has also hacked my bathroom scales and sold my details to every weight-loss clinic in the area. This isn’t the IoT I dreamed of.