Is your wrist itching for an Apple Watch to sit on it? If so, listen up: you may be in for a new deal.
Apple Stores are now offering a price reduction for the Apple Watch, $50 off to be exact, for those who purchase a new iPhone to go with it – in other words, an iPhone/Apple Watch combo purchase. This means that the $349 Apple Watch Sport, for example, will only cost $299 if you decide to 1) purchase an iPhone at full-price (unlocked model) or purchase an iPhone with a two-year agreement.
Apple Watch/iPhone combo purchase comes with some conditions
There are some caveats to keep in mind with this deal, however. First, you should only look forward to this deal if you’re looking to purchase an iPhone 5 or higher (probably an iPhone 5s would be your best option). The iPhone 5 is about three years old now, meaning that it won’t likely run as well as the iPhone 5s or iPhone 6 or 6 Plus, for that matter. You don’t want to purchase a $299 Apple Watch Sport, only to discover that you can’t pair it with your iPhone because your device is too old to function properly. iPhones, like all smartphones, do age, and that age must be taken into account when you intend to jump on a deal.
Next, the Apple Watch discount does not cover the luxury Apple Watch Hermes collection or the $10,000+ Apple Watch Edition models, meaning that you’re stuck with either an 1) Apple Watch Sport at $349 or 2) the Apple Watch (middle model) for $500-$600 or so. You can customize your wristbands, however, and Apple has differing price points on different wristbands with various materials. I imagine that if you wanted a genuine leather band, for example, Apple’s store discount may cover a free wristband for someone. We don’t know whether or not you can incorporate this deal with a gift card of any kind, so you’ll have to take it up with Apple if you intend to use a gift card/coupon alongside of this iPhone/Apple Watch combo deal. As the deal stands, you’ll pay just $299 for the Apple Watch Sport as opposed to the current retail price of $349.
Lastly, the deal is restricted to certain Apple Stores in the states of California and Massachusetts for reasons that are unknown. This is a disappointment for most of us, seeing that we don’t live in either state, so this offer is out of reach for many. At the same time, however, Apple may intend to bring some cool Black Friday 2015 sales to the table – so stay tuned to Smartwatch.me as we bring you those deals in the days and weeks to come. For this offer, though, you have until November 15th to take advantage of these savings before the price tag for the Apple Watch Sport jumps back to $349.
For those of you who live in California and Massachusetts, do you intend to take up the new iPhone/Apple Watch combo purchase? Have you made your combo purchase already? If so, tell us what Apple Watch model you purchased, what iPhone you picked up, and whether or not you kept the basic wrist strap or substituted it for another luxurious model.