The Apple Watch 7 release date has been officially set. After the company said the next-gen smartwatch would arrive “later this year” at the latest Apple event, it just shared an availability update with the Apple newsroom.
Apple Watch 7 orders will open this Friday, October 8 at 8 a.m. ET / 5 a.m. PT. The smartwatch will be available in stores the following Friday, October 15. Apple Watch Series 7 starts at $ 399, with bonuses for a larger case size and cell support.
To pre-order Apple Watch 7, set an alarm for October 8. Apple’s website and the Apple Store mobile app will be updated with options to choose from Apple Watch 7 colors, new Apple Watch 7 sizes, and familiar connectivity options. You should also see an option to trade in your Apple Watch, so you can return your current model to Apple for Series 7 credit.
The main improvements of the Apple Watch 7 are a more curved frame and a larger screen, which is said to offer up to 20% more space than the Apple Watch 6. Another difference between the Apple Watch 7 and the ‘Apple Watch 6 is a 70% brighter display for the newer model. Apple’s latest portable device also comes with a USB-C cord for faster charging.
In addition to a rather subtle redesign, the Apple Watch 7 comes with watchOS 8. If you know how to download watchOS 8, you can use it on an Apple Watch 3 or newer to test all the features below. watchOS 8 estimates.
Rumors of production issues may have prevented the Apple Watch 7 from shipping with the iPhone 13 and iPhone 13 Pro series from September. However, the company unveiled its latest laptop during the California Streaming keynote.
Over the weekend, we got what may be the first real glimpse of the Apple Watch 7 via screenshots shared by MacRumors. As promised, the pictured smartwatch has spacious screens. We also see the new QWERTY keyboard, one of the features that we’re particularly excited to see Apple copy from the Samsung Galaxy Watch 4.
Speaking of Galaxy Watch 4, with the arrival of the Apple Watch 7, this year’s best smartwatch title is up for grabs. Samsung’s latest wearable device is the best Samsung Watch, and the Series 7 is likely to become the best Apple Watch, but the overall category winner is any company’s game.
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