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Bloomberg: $10,000-Plus 18-Karat Gold Apple Watch Edition Sales Fizzled After Just Two Weeks

In a profile of Apple's operations chief Jeff Williams, Bloomberg's Mark Gurman has revealed some interesting anecdotes about development of the Apple Watch, which Williams has reportedly overseen since 2013. Months before the ‌Apple Watch‌ launched in 2015, for example, the report claims some employees testing the device began having allergic reactions to the type of nickel used in its casing, leading Williams to make the decision to scrap thousands of already-produced units and restart manufacturing with a different kind of nickel. The amount of nickel eventually included in select ‌Apple Watch‌ models and bands falls below restrictions set by the European Union, according to Apple:‌Apple Watch‌ models with a stainless steel or an aluminum case, the stainless steel portions of some ‌Apple Watch‌ bands, the metallic portions of the Hermès bands, and the magnets in the watch and bands, each contain some nickel. However, they all fall below the strict nickel restrictions set by European REACH regulation. Therefore, while nickel exposure is unlikely to be a problem, you should be aware of the possibility in case you're susceptible to nickel-related reactions.The report claims employees also noticed that the ‌Apple Watch‌'s Taptic Engine was prone to long-term failure from corrosion. In that case, Williams decided to give those few thousand watches to employees, according to Gurman. As for the $10,000-plus, 18-karat gold ‌Apple Watch‌ Edition, the report claims Apple's sales were "in the low tens of thousands" of units, with "few after the first two weeks." The

Apple Watch Pop Up Shop in Galeries Lafayette Closing January 2017 Due to Poor Sales

Originally opened in 2015 as a high-end location for users to browse various models of the Apple Watch, particularly the gold Apple Watch Edition, Mac4Ever is now reporting that Apple will close its location in Galeries Lafayette effective January 2017. A number of upscale department stores launched Apple Watch pop up shops when the original wearable device debuted in 2015, including Galeries Lafayette in Paris, Selfridges in London, and Isetan in Tokyo. Today's report cites a lack of sales at the Apple Watch-centric shop, along with an apparent reduction of employees over the past few months that had been in preparation for its January closure. The remaining employees will be given jobs at Apple retail stores around Paris once the pop up shop officially closes, including Apple's future location in Saint Germain, expected to open by the end of the year. The status and potential closing dates of the other luxury Apple Watch shops was not confirmed. The shops were some of the select few locations that users could browse and purchase the high-end Apple Watch Edition, which in Series 0 began at $10,000 and went up to over $17,000. The "shop-in-shops" were noted as being located in easily visible areas in each department store, nestled next to other high quality brand locations, and ensured that "customers looking to make major purchases" only received "the best service possible." These locations only handled Apple Watch viewing and sales, however, with customers getting directed to other Apple retail stores for their support needs. With Apple's shift to health and

Remarkable Deal: Colette Offering 50% Off Many Apple Watch Models

French boutique retailer Colette has launched an online sale offering many stainless steel Apple Watch and 18-karat gold Apple Watch Edition models for around 50% off, by far the lowest prices available for those Apple Watch models this Black Friday and Cyber Monday. Due to the significant savings, stock will likely be depleted very quickly. A total of thirteen Apple Watch and six Apple Watch Edition models have been listed for half price, although some models appear to have already sold out. Colette is also selling individual stainless steel Link Bracelets and Milanese Loops for half price during the limited time promotion. The list below compares Apple's regular price to Colette's sale price for each Apple Watch model. All prices are listed in U.S. dollars. Apple Watch — SOLD OUT - 38mm Stainless Steel Case with White Sport Band - $549 → $286.78 - 42mm Stainless Steel Case with White Sport Band - $599 → $308.87 - 38mm Stainless Steel Case with (PRODUCT)RED Sport Band - $549 → $286.78 - 42mm Stainless Steel Case with (PRODUCT)RED Sport Band - $599 → $308.87 - 42mm Stainless Steel Case with Black Sport Band - $599 → $308.87 - 38mm Space Black Stainless Steel Case with Black Sport Band - $549 → $286.78 - 38mm Stainless Steel Case with Black Classic Buckle - $649 → $330.96 - 42mm Stainless Steel Case with Black Classic Buckle - $699 → $353.06 - 38mm Stainless Steel Case with Milanese Loop - $649 → $330.96 - 38mm Stainless Steel Case with Link Bracelet - $949 → $485.62 - 42mm Stainless Steel Case with Link Bracelet - $999 → $507.71

List of Apple Stores That Will Carry the Apple Watch Edition at Launch

Following reports that Apple Watch Edition stock will be limited to select Apple Stores in the United States and other launch countries, MacRumors has discovered that Apple's Find Locations tool enables prospective buyers to search their local area to check for Apple Watch Edition availability. Below, we have identified some of the major cities and metropolitan areas in the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Australia, France, Germany, Hong Kong and Japan that will carry the Edition. To check Apple Watch Edition availability in your local area, navigate to Apple's Find Locations website, click on Sales, use your current GPS-based location or enter another one, select Watch Edition from the list of all products, and click on the Go button. A map will then display nearby Apple Store locations that will be carrying the Edition. If you live outside the United States, you will need to change the country flag in the top right first. United States — New York City: Fifth Avenue, SoHo, Upper West Side — Boston: Boylston Street — Chicago: North Michigan Avenue, Lincoln Park — Philadelphia: Walnut Street — Washington DC: Georgetown — Atlanta: Lenox Square — Miami: Lincoln Road — Virginia: Tyson's Corner Center — Newark, Delaware: Christiana Mall — Bay Area: San Francisco, Stanford — Los Angeles: The Grove, Third St. (Santa Monica), South Coast (Costa Mesa) — Las Vegas: Fashion Show — Houston: Highland Village — Dallas: Northpark Center — Seattle: Bellevue Square Canada — Toronto: Eaton Centre — Montreal: Sainte-Catherine United Kingdom — London: