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Apr 12, 2001

Apple Watch Series 7 models are currently widely unavailable from Apple's online store, with only a handful of model and watch band configurations available to order as Apple clears stock of existing models to make way for new Apple Watches next week. Depending on case size, finish, and watch band, customers may find a few select Apple Watch models available for purchase.


The widespread unavailability of the current latest Apple Watch comes just days ahead of when Apple is expected to significantly expand the Apple Watch lineup with the addition of the Series 8, a new "Pro" Watch, and an updated second-generation Apple Watch SE. Alongside new Apple Watch models, Apple is expected to announce the iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Pro during its "Far Out" event on Wednesday, September 7.

Article Link: Apple Watch Series 7 Models Widely Unavailable Ahead of Next Week's Event


macrumors 6502a
Sep 21, 2013
Going from a Series 3 to a Series 8. And the only reason I'm doing that is because the Series 3 will not be supported by watchOS 9 lol.
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macrumors 6502
Oct 25, 2016
I want to upgrade my S6, but truly can’t find a reason why the 8 is an “upgrade”. It seems a S7 with a different color. No changes. The prices should in fact be lower as there are no new features to keep the same price for 2 years old tech!.


macrumors 68020
Oct 12, 2010
It would make sense not to update it and keep it another year at a slight discount. Great for base model consumers. And just have the the Pro model as this year's new watch.
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macrumors 603
Feb 5, 2009
The S7 wasn't really an upgrade over my S4. I plan to upgrade to the "Pro" depending on features and price point (and if it even exists...), but definitely would have waited until this year had I known there would be a bigger upgrade from the S4 this year. Oh well.
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macrumors 68000
Jan 1, 2008
Maybe it depends on the country but on my country's apple website looks like all or at least most models are plenty available still?
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macrumors 65816
May 16, 2006
Waterbury, CT
Because the always on is garbage. See I can have an opinion too. And I had the 6 and the 7.
garbage how? the battery life is the same on my series 5 as it was on my series 2 and its nice to be able to see my watch without always making some weird gesture and alerting everyone around me to the fact that I'm looking at my watch. I think I only want a new one cus the always on is bigger and brighter
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macrumors 68000
Jan 1, 2008
why are people with the 4 so obsessed with their watch that doesn't even have an always on display...
I'm still on a S3 but seemed like the advancements since the 4 are pretty minimal. Personally never felt the need to upgrade my apple watch for an always on display and the 3 is probably pretty delayed at turning the screen on when you move vs models after it and still never felt it was an issue for me.

If the battery life savings were minimal I guess always on would be ok but doesn't feel particularly important to me and I'm guessing others feel the same thus upgrading a S4 doesn't feel particularly necessary?
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