Less expensive gold Apple Watch coming next week?

Apple may unveil new versions of its first-generation Apple Watch at the September 9 event, according to a New York Times report.

The firm could debut new metal finishes for the wearable device that would include a less expensive version of the gold device, the site’s sources claim.

Currently the only gold-coloured option is the Apple Watch Edition, which costs upwards of $10,000/£8,000.

If the Times is correct, we’ll probably see a gold colouring akin to the iPhone to accompany the luxury 18-carat gilded timepiece.

The hint adds yet more intrigue to the hotly-anticipated Apple event, which will take place in front of an audience of more than 6,000 people in San Francisco next Wednesday.

The firm is certain to announce at least two new iPhones, featuring a new Force Touch display, an improved camera and stronger build materials.

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Recent reports have claimed the once-mythical 12.9-inch iPad Pro is also on deck for a debut, as well as the iPad mini 4.

There’s huge interest in a new Apple TV set-top box promising new gaming capabilities, iOS 9 and a brand new interface featuring Siri and universal search for easy content discovery.

The NYT report also claims there may be a “one more thing,” announcement to hark back to the Steve Jobs days of lore.

Join us for the keynote next Wednesday at 6PM UK time, 10AM PT. This is one Apple fans won’t want to miss.