Apple Watch Series 7: the watch will be available for pre-order on October 8
When Apple announced its next-generation smartwatch last month, it left out one detail: an availability date. Today, Apple has now officially announced that pre-orders will begin on October 8.
During the presentation of the iPhone 13 and the new iPads last month, Apple did not give details regarding the launch date of its Apple Watch Series 7 connected watch. On the official Apple website, we could read that that -It would be “Available this fall”, without further clarification.
As leaker Jon Prosser predicted, Apple has finally officially announced that its new smartwatch will be available for pre-order from Friday October 8 at 2 p.m., the same day as the Nintendo Switch OLED. Deliveries should then begin on October 15.
Apple Watch Series 7 had some production issues
The delay of the Apple Watch is said to be due to manufacturing problems. Indeed, the complexity of the new design would have pushed the manufacturer to adopt a more classic design and to push back the mass production.
The watch will finally be marketed October 8 from 429 euros, the same price as the Apple Watch Series 6 the year before. 5 colors will be available for the model with an aluminum case: midnight, starlight, green, blue and red. We will also be entitled to more expensive stainless steel and titanium versions, which will respectively be offered in silver, graphite and gold for the first ones, and titanium or space black titanium for the Apple Watch Edition.
Regarding the novelties, there is a screen that goes almost to the edge of the case, with more rounded corners. Series 7 is now available in 41mm and 45mm sizes, which is 1mm larger than Series 6. The edges of the screen are only 1.7mm and the Always-On mode is 70% brighter than that of the Series 6. The watch also relies on 33% faster recharging than the previous generation, WR50 water resistance and IP6X dust resistance, a first for an Apple product. However, no improvement is expected in terms of performance, since Apple recycled the SoC from the previous generation.