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The Apple Watch Series 8 will be available in a "new shade of red" and is not expected to see a delayed launch, according to the leaker known as "ShrimpApplePro."

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In a tweet earlier today, ShrimpApplePro said that the Apple Watch Series 8 will continue to be available in 41mm and 45mm casing sizes, just like the Apple Watch Series 7. Adding to a previous report about the Apple Watch Series 8's color options, the leaker said that the device's (PRODUCT)RED option will be a "new shade of red."

The Apple Watch Series 8 is expected to be available in a smaller number of color options compared to the Series 7. It may only be available in Midnight, Starlight, PRODUCT(RED), and Silver, losing the Series 7's Blue and Green options.


The Apple Watch Series 8's box is also said to feature the same design as the Apple Watch Series 7, but with more glue on the pull-tabs. This change is intended to leave traces of glue when tearing open the tabs to more clearly confirm that the box has been opened. The tweaked packaging is also believed to apply to the iPhone 14 lineup. Sources speaking to ShrimpApplePro said that the contents of the Apple Watch Series 8's box remain largely the same as the Series 7.

Last year, the Apple Watch Series 7 launched almost a month after it was announced and suffered from severe shipping delays. ShrimpApplePro said that the Apple Watch Series 8's stock levels are adequate, leading to the assumption of "little to no shipping delay" upon launch.

Article Link: Apple Watch Series 8 Rumored to Feature New Red Color Option, No Delays Expected
 

Kraszim

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I wasn't that interested with smartwatches when they first surfaced, but the feature set is becoming better and better, so maybe it's the time to get one. I'm just not sure about getting Apple Watch or something simpler just for fitness.
 
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Deadman64

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I wasn't that interested with smartwatches when they first surfaced, but the feature set is becoming better and better, so maybe it's the time to get one. I'm just not sure about getting Apple Watch or something simpler just for fitness.
If you have an iPhone it really makes sense to go into the Apple Watch ecosystem. They work together so well!
 

profets

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I guess this would be different than the Product RED we've had for several years?
 

Kraszim

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If you have an iPhone it really makes sense to go into the Apple Watch ecosystem. They work together so well!
Do they? I mean what does Apple Watch has over things like Fitbit? I'm not that interested in apps, I would always prefer to use those on my phone. Login into mac is also not that important since introduction of touch id. What else do you think is useful?
 

ikramerica

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If you have an iPhone it really makes sense to go into the Apple Watch ecosystem. They work together so well!
Ditto. The watch is a worthwhile extension of the iphone.

I routinely use it for payments, timers, answering a call before switching to iphone, texting back quickly, and calendar event reminders. And the heart rate monitor gives interesting insights into how your body works 24/7.
 

ikramerica

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Do they? I mean what does Apple Watch has over things like Fitbit? I'm not that interested in apps, I would always prefer to use those on my phone. Login into mac is also not that important since introduction of touch id. What else do you think is useful?
It’s an extension of the iPhone on your wrist. The third party apps aren’t something I use. But the iPhone features are used constantly. Apple pay is way more convenient too.
 

jclardy

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My guess is Apple will be holding back colors from launch, then in spring come out with one-two new color variations. Just makes sense to get a marketing boost for "free" and tempt users to sidegrade to a different color 6 months from now.
 

coachgq

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Do they? I mean what does Apple Watch has over things like Fitbit? I'm not that interested in apps, I would always prefer to use those on my phone. Login into mac is also not that important since introduction of touch id. What else do you think is useful?
I have the cellular version and I'm able to do several things that don't require my phone. Running and biking. I would also say hiking but I like to take pictures. Apple pay is nice if you don't have your phone or wallet (don't think cellular is required for this). Water activities. I live in Texas so on the river, at the beach or at a water park. Can stay in communication with my family if we go different ways for a bit. I have teenagers, so I'm not cool enough to hang out with.:)

I don't think fitbit could help me with any of these things.
 

hacky

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If you have an iPhone it really makes sense to go into the Apple Watch ecosystem. They work together so well!
Apple Watch is not for everyone though. Their battery life is terrible and switching to them is hard when you've already tried another smart watch with battery life as long as 2 weeks (with full-day heart-rate monitoring, GPS for running, sleep tracking, notifications etc.)
 

coachgq

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Apple Watch is not for everyone though. Their battery life is terrible and switching to them is hard when you've already tried another smart watch with battery life as long as 2 weeks (with full-day heart-rate monitoring, GPS for running, sleep tracking, notifications etc.)
I would agree, but with the AW7 fast charging I generally only need to put it on my charger when I shower after AM workout and before I go to bed for 20 minutes or so. It doesn't disrupt my life.
 

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My guess is Apple will be holding back colors from launch, then in spring come out with one-two new color variations. Just makes sense to get a marketing boost for "free" and tempt users to sidegrade to a different color 6 months from now.
They always hold back at least one for spring.
 
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