Apple will begin shipping the Apple Watch Series 7 from mid-October, according to one report.
Jon Prosser, who has a mixed track record when it comes to Apple leaks and announcements, has said that the company could accept pre-orders from as soon as “next week,” with the first models shipping mid-October. Apple first announced the Apple Watch Series 7 last month, and made the unusual decision not to announce a release date for the device, instead suggesting it’d come this fall.
Whilst we still don’t know when the Apple Watch Series 7 will be available to buy, it’s interesting to note that the Apple Watch Series 6 has actually been sold out in some retailers and on the Apple website for a couple of weeks, suggesting high demand ahead of the new model’s launch.
It’s thought that the Apple Watch Series 7 was delayed because of manufacturing issues, which were caused by the complexity of the changes on this year’s device. This, in turn, pushed back mass production by a few weeks, meaning the Apple Watch Series 7 will come later than anticipated.
By early September, production issues had been resolved on the Apple Watch Series 7, but it can take anywhere from a couple of weeks to a couple of months for manufacturing to then catch up.
According to Jon Prosser, Apple has begun speaking to the press about reviewing Apple Watch Series 7 units and told them that they’d receive more information in the coming weeks. Although we should take estimations and reports like this with a pinch of salt, it would make sense for Apple to launch the Apple Watch Series 7 this month, to give consumers a chance to upgrade before the holiday rush.
The Apple Watch Series 7 will start at $399 in the United States. Stay tuned for announcements on its release date, right here on AppleMagazine.