Apple Watch Series 7 shipping dates quickly slip into November

The Apple Watch Series 7 on Friday became available to preorder, but October 15 launch day delivery dates quickly slipped into November.

Apple Watch Series 7 is available in three materials: titanium, stainless steel, and aluminum.
Apple Watch Series 7 is available in three materials: titanium, stainless steel, and aluminum.

Chance Miller for 9to5Mac:

The Apple Watch Series 7 pre-order experience has been rather cumbersome from the start. Apple notably did not provide any details about configuration options and pricing prior to pre-orders beginning this morning, leaving many customers in the dark when it came time to place their order.

As it stands right now, the vast majority of Apple Watch Series 7 configurations, ranging from the entry-level aluminum model to the high-end titanium model, are quoting an estimated delivery date in the first or second week of November. If you’re looking for October 15 delivery, you might be able to schedule an Apple Store pickup, but you likely won’t be able to find one for delivery.

The Apple Watch Series 7 starts at $399 for the aluminum material, while the stainless steel and titanium models are available for $699 and $799 respectively.

MacDailyNews Take: We expect Apple Watch Series 7 to be constrained for quite some time. Well, at least Apple finally revealed the pricing on the stainless and titanium models!

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  1. I stayed up all night to be ready for the 5:00 PST Apple store opening of sales of the watch. For almost ten minutes nothing was happening except for the “…just a few minutes more” display. Finally, it opened the sales window but then I had to scroll interminably down, then back up, then down, etc. trying to get a blue aluminum 45mm with the woven band. It took another 25 minutes to get the job done because the “Filters” at the top of the page would only show a bunch of “Sports Bands” with mismatched stripes on either side of the band and choices of silly colors overall.

    I wanted a titanium watch but again the band was limited to one type. Also, the price (previously unknown) was too high for something I might want to replace with a newer version in a year; so I persisted with the blue model. It was an “all-over-the-place” repetition struggle to finally sift through the process to get what I wanted in blue. Deliver date as of my purchase completion at 5:34 showed that I could pick it up at my local Apple store on October 15. Hallelujah and pass the collection plate; it worked despite the obstacles.

  2. Totally agreed. I have always been “marvelled” by Apple’s marketing for their brave effort to cast and maintain “high end” image hence price of these watches, particularly with Hermes but only on silly looking bands and at VERY high prices. I consider Apple watch a “utility” gadget.

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