Getting good Apple Watch facts and figures is tough, because the hype around Apple’s latest launch has lead many a writer to hyperbole.
First here’s one claim that you might hear that’s unlikely to come true: Apple is going to use 30 per cent of the world’s gold supply to make the Apple Watch.
GoldSilverBitcoin says: “Any serious gold investor never took seriously the bold claim that Apple’s new phone might use up 30% of the world’s gold supplies. The reality is, Apple will be watering down its gold content.”
The gold Apple is using in the Watch Edition has less gold in it than usual. Apple gold is a metal matrix composite rather than a standard alloy. This is because Apple mixes its gold with ceramic. This
Apple Gold article has more information on Apple’s metal matrix composite gold.