Apple has confirmed that its latest smartwatch will be available to pre-order from Friday.
The Cupertino company announced the Apple Watch Series 7 at last month’s California Streaming event but made the unusual move of holding back on a release date for the device. It’s thought that Apple has struggled with supply chain issues for this year’s wearable, brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic, and so decided it was better to confirm the Watch would be coming at some point this fall rather than share an exact release date.
Now, the company has confirmed that the device will be available to pre-order from 5 a.m. PDT on Friday, October 8, and it will ship a week later on October 15. The device will also be available from Apple Stores.
Apple has made a number of changes to this year’s Watch, including a larger display with more rounded corners, as well as improved IP6X certification for dust resistance and WR50 water resistance.
It’ll come in five aluminum case finishes, including a new blue, green, and (PRODUCT)RED option, whilst stainless steel options will be available in silver, graphite, and gold stainless steel. Apple will also sell the Apple Watch Edition in titanium and black titanium, with prices starting from $399 in the United States.
The Apple Watch SE and Series 3 will remain available as lower-cost options for price-conscious consumers.
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