The cool kids seem to be doing Go and Elixir these days. It’d have been lots of fun. However, I went for one of the most boring choices: Ruby on Rails.
With Haskell, there would have been a decent chance that I would be the only one even being able to build the project. With Rails, none of the people we work with had to learn anything new: they were productive immediately.
I used Rails for a while, then migrated to Go months ago. And I’ve been using it full time since then.
Learning Go was exciting and fun, but it came with its challenges. However, from my experience, the Go community is as (or more) willing to help newcomers as the Rails community.
(Also, I find writing Go more fun than writing RoR.)
After more 14 hour days than I’d like to remember, I also wanted a more relaxed pace of life. Tired of seeing my bank account take a beating for nearly a year straight, income was welcome too. Keeping my brain active and in exercise was another priority.
Yellow 18K Gold (Midnight Blue Classic Leather with Yellow Gold Pin):
$6,999 for the 38mm model
$7,999 for the 42mm model
Yellow/Rose 18K Gold (Rose Gray or Red Modern Leather strap with Yellow Gold Pin):
$7,999 for the 38mm model
Bands not sold separately, only replacements available.
A few thoughts on this, having this leak being accurate:
The WATCH SPORT is obviously the most affordable version of the product, and the fact that it is going to be available in Space Gray color will make a it a much more compelling configuration for a lot of people. I’m seriously considering this one now.
The WATCH (Stainless Steel one) starts at $649. Which is great, since I was expecting it to start at $999. It is interesting that they’re limiting the Stone, Blue and Light Brown Leather Loops to the 42mm version.
The WATCH EDITION, as expected, will cost well over $5,000, just as Gruber and others speculated. It jumps to my attention that the bands for the WATCH EDITION are not going to be sold separately — only replacements are available. Also, this solves the mistery regarding the Digital Crown accent color that arised a while back (1, 2). The color of the Digital Crown’s accent will always match the one with your band. If you get tired of wearing red, too bad.
I expect, as pretty much everyone else, the Stainless Steel version to be the most popular among american consumers, and the EDITION edition to be the most popular in asian markets.
The WATCH SPORT Space Gray version looks sexy to me. I’m sure its going to be wildly popular.
To me, Apple is clear that Apple is going to strongly market the WATCH EDITION to female consumers. The Rose Gold version is only going to be available in a 38mm configuration, with Rose Gray and Red Leather Straps available for it. The 42mm version will only be available with a Midnight Blue Leather Strap, which to me gives the device a much more serious look — ideal for a business man.
I wonder what the deal is going to be when the second revision for the WATCH comes out. If the EDITION edition costs 10x the Stainless Steel version, will it become obsolete at the same time the Stainless Steel version? Will the interior of these watches be replacable? I assume, as with every other Apple product, they’re going to make it thinner with each revision. If not, will they focus on giving the watch more battery life with each version?
March 9 is the day Apple is going to officialy reveal the prices for the WATCH. Let’s find if this leak was right.