What you need to know
- Apple Watch Series 7 went on sale today.
- Anyone ordering a new watch on launch day could wait up to two months depending on the configuration.
Today is the day that Apple Watch Series 7 goes on sale and while those who were quick to get pre-orders in are now receiving their watches, those who have yet to place an order are going to be in for a wait. Depending on which configuration they choose, that wait could be as long as two months.
Checking the online Apple Store this morning shows that most watches won't be delivered for around five weeks, but some configurations are displaying delivery windows of six to eight weeks — almost long enough to forget you placed the order in the first place!
While potential buyers might have some luck walking into an Apple Store to pick up a new watch, people might struggle to reserve one online — at the time of writing, Apple Watch Series 7 was listed as unavailable for in-store collection.
The new wearable is of course the best Apple Watch ever made, but sights have already been set on next year's Apple Watch Series 8. It's hoped that will be the one that receives the big chassis redesign we were expecting this year — flat sides included.
Until then, anyone looking to bag themselves a new Apple Watch might have to wait for a — long — while or try their chances at a third-party retailer.
Happy hunting, folks!
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Oliver Haslam has written about Apple and the wider technology business for more than a decade with bylines on How-To Geek, PC Mag, iDownloadBlog, and many more. He has also been published in print for Macworld, including cover stories. At iMore, Oliver is involved in daily news coverage and, not being short of opinions, has been known to 'explain' those thoughts in more detail, too.
Having grown up using PCs and spending far too much money on graphics card and flashy RAM, Oliver switched to the Mac with a G5 iMac and hasn't looked back. Since then he's seen the growth of the smartphone world, backed by iPhone, and new product categories come and go. Current expertise includes iOS, macOS, streaming services, and pretty much anything that has a battery or plugs into a wall. Oliver also covers mobile gaming for iMore, with Apple Arcade a particular focus. He's been gaming since the Atari 2600 days and still struggles to comprehend the fact he can play console quality titles on his pocket computer.