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Apple Watch Series 7 shipping is already slipping to November, some bands unavailable

Apple Watch Series 7
Apple Watch Series 7 (Image credit: Apple)

What you need to know

  • The Apple Watch Series 7 is now available to order.
  • Shipping times from Apple are already slipping into November.
  • We'd had warnings of short supply ahead of launch.

The Apple Watch Series 7 is now available to pre-order, and plenty of people are already getting their hands on the best Apple Watch Series 7 deals, to the point that shipping times from Apple are already slipping into November.

Users trying to order through Apple's online store are reporting that shipping times are showing as November:

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Jon Prosser noted he ordered a Stainless Steel Watch five minutes after pre-orders went live that is shipping in November. Whilst some people have got sooner delivery times including the original release date of October 15, many others are reporting a similar experience.

On Apple's website, the Green Aluminum Case with Leather Link is already showing as shipping in 4-5 weeks without a date, and the very nice Mallard Green Ban, as well as the Capri Blue, are not even available.

Screenshot 2021 10 08 At 13.36.

Screenshot 2021 10 08 At 13.36. (Image credit: iMore)

The new Apple Watch Series 7 was not the big upgrade many were expecting when it was announced alongside iPhone 13. It features the same processor as last year, but an improved display that's slightly larger than the last model. The Watch also comes in five new colors: midnight, starlight, green, and a new blue and (PRODUCT)RED as well as new bands. There are also Stainless steel models and the Apple Watch Edition in titanium. Even the super-expensive Hermés models are showing some extended shipping times.

Stephen Warwick
Stephen Warwick

Stephen Warwick has written about Apple for five years at iMore and previously elsewhere. He covers all of iMore's latest breaking news regarding all of Apple's products and services, both hardware and software. Stephen has interviewed industry experts in a range of fields including finance, litigation, security, and more. He also specializes in curating and reviewing audio hardware and has experience beyond journalism in sound engineering, production, and design.

Before becoming a writer Stephen studied Ancient History at University and also worked at Apple for more than two years. Stephen is also a host on the iMore show, a weekly podcast recorded live that discusses the latest in breaking Apple news, as well as featuring fun trivia about all things Apple.