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Apple refuses to fix $17,000 gold watch

by on04 October 2023

You get what you pay for... oh

Fruity cargo cult Apple has proved that it gives its customers with money a special service by refusing to fix those who shelled out $17,000 to buy its 18-karat gold Apple Watch.

The watch was released in 2015 and Apple has listed the first-gen Apple Watch models, including the solid-gold Edition, as "obsolete."

For those not familiar with Apple's method of abandoning its products, "obsolete" doesn't just mean the end of software support, it means the end of hardware support: the company will no longer provide parts, repairs, or replacement services.  Of course it might still work, but if it doesn't the user is history.

The solid-gold Apple Watch Edition was something of a passion project for Apple's former lead designer, Jony Ive. When it launched, it was seen on the wrists of influential celebrities, including German fashion designer Karl Lagerfeld, who, like Beyonce, wore it with a gold link bracelet that was never available to the public.

Last modified on 04 October 2023
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