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Hermès might have just leaked the Apple Watch Series 7 release date

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

What you need to know

  • Apple Watch Series 7 might be pretty close at hand.
  • Hermès has reportedly emailed customers telling them pre-orders start on October 8.
  • That date lines up with a recent leak from Jon Prosser.

The Apple Watch Series 7 might be close at hand, if customer emails sent by Hermès are anything to go by.

According to AppleTrack:

You'll be able to pre-order the new Apple Watch in just over a week, according to Hermès, one of Apple's official partners. In multiple emails from Hermès, obtained by AppleTrack, customer service says "Apple Watch Series 7 will be available for preorder beginning October 8. 2021. Please let us know if you have any further questions!"

AppleTrack says that a source within Hermès has privately confirmed the emails are real, without giving away anything about the actual release date.

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Img 1fef06c4df4f 1 1042x (Image credit: AppleTrack)

The news follows a leak from Jon Prosser who also recently stated that "according to multiple sources familiar with the release" pre-orders could begin as early as next week, with shipping in mid-October. Both of these reports corroborate and line up with Apple's very ambiguous "fall" launch for the Apple Watch Series 7.

The company dropped a big bombshell at the iPhone 13 event earlier this month, unveiled a new Apple Watch that looks almost exactly the same as the old one, save a slightly larger and more advanced display. The new watch offers 18-hour all-day battery life and 33% faster charging than its predecessor, as well as the strongest display ever featured in an Apple Watch. Despite some cool changes the Series 7 is a very incremental upgrade over the Series 6, and definitely not the major design overhaul we were told to expect by multiple insiders.

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.