In the absence of any real news about the Apple Watch, speculation about timing and pricing continues at a low boil. Today, MacRumors is passing along a bit from a French rumors site that the stainless steel version of the Apple Watch will hit the market at $500, with the gold version coming in at between $4,000 and $5,000.
The entry level price for the watch was announced in September at $349.
A $500 steel watch is not a crazy price. Good watches carry serious price tags; Michael Bastian’s watch with HP just came out at $350, and it doesn’t have nearly the technology underpinnings as the Apple Watch. And John Gruber pegged the $5,000 gold price weeks ago.