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Images of the Apple Watch Series 7 in the wild appear online

Apple Watch Series 7 Hands On
Apple Watch Series 7 Hands On (Image credit: MacRumors)

What you need to know

  • Images of the unreleased Apple Watch Series 7 have reportedly appeared online.
  • The images show off the new display using the full-screen keyboard and the Grid view.
  • The Apple Watch Series 7 is expected "later this fall."

We may have our first look at the Apple Watch Series 7 in the wild.

Images of the unreleased Apple Watch, as reported by MacRumors, were apparently shared to a Facebook group. The person who posted the images said that they work for a carrier who already had the Series 7 for testing purposes.

The images were initially posted on a Facebook group for Apple Watch enthusiasts, but it has been taken down since its posting. The poster of the photos claimed that they are working for a carrier who was testing the Series 7 before it officially goes on sale "later this fall."

Rumors have been swirling about when Apple will release its new Apple Watch. While the company has stuck to its messaging that the Series 7 will release "later this fall," Hermes, a notable partner brand to Apple with the Apple Watch, told its customers that they would be able to preorder the new watch starting on October 8, 2021.

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!"

That report lines up with speculation from leaker Jon Prosser who also predicted that preorders for the Series 7 could begin this week with shipments beginning in mid-October.

The Apple Watch Series 7 features a larger and brighter screen, faster charging, and a more durable display. Before you pick up a Series 7, check out our comparison between the Apple Watch Series 7 vs. Series 6.

Joe Wituschek
Joe Wituschek

Joe Wituschek is a Contributor at iMore. With over ten years in the technology industry, one of them being at Apple, Joe now covers the company for the website. In addition to covering breaking news, Joe also writes editorials and reviews for a range of products. He fell in love with Apple products when he got an iPod nano for Christmas almost twenty years ago. Despite being considered a "heavy" user, he has always preferred the consumer-focused products like the MacBook Air, iPad mini, and iPhone 13 mini. He will fight to the death to keep a mini iPhone in the lineup. In his free time, Joe enjoys video games, movies, photography, running, and basically everything outdoors.