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Apr 12, 2001

The all-new Apple Watch Ultra launches this Friday, but some customers who ordered the watch have seen their estimated delivery date pushed back by Apple. It's unclear how many customers are affected or what the reason for the delays is.


MacRumors has received emails from multiple readers with orders that have been delayed in the United States. In one case, an order estimated for delivery by September 29 is now expected to arrive by October 12, while another order with a September 29 to October 6 estimated delivery range was pushed back to October 4 to October 11.

Priced at $799, the Apple Watch Ultra has been available to pre-order since September 9. While not reflected on Apple's website yet, some orders have been marked as shipped via UPS's tracking tool, with U.S. shipments passing through Anchorage, Alaska and Louisville, Kentucky as usual on their way to their final destinations.

All configurations of the Apple Watch Ultra include a natural-colored titanium case and cellular connectivity. The only customizable aspect is the band, with options including the Alpine Loop, Trail Loop, and Ocean Band in three colors each.

Inspired by the "most extreme activities" like hiking and scuba diving, the Apple Watch Ultra features a rugged design with a 49mm titanium case, a larger display with a flat sapphire crystal cover, new bands designed for the outdoors, water resistance up to a depth of 100 meters, a customizable bright orange "Action" button, up to 60 hours of battery life with an upcoming low power mode, dual-frequency GPS support, and more.

Article Link: Apple Watch Ultra Orders Delayed for Some Customers
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macrumors 603
Mar 12, 2012
Swindon, England
I think it's because of the band that has caused the delay. My Apple Watch Ultra and Ocean Yellow Band are still on track for this Friday, thankfully!
Yeah my watch with the ocean blue band is still on track for Friday. It may have something to do with the Trail band. Perhaps Apple are having production issues with them


macrumors 68020
Nov 4, 2013
I ordered from Amazon. My delivery date is October 12th. I’m still deciding wether I want to cancel or not. I’m concerned about the size.
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macrumors 6502a
Jan 8, 2021
Mine went from 9/29 to 10/5-12. Maybe some local stores will have one in-stock for pickup on Friday I can scoop up instead.

Edit: I got an email this morning for delivery by 9/28 now. So Mine changed to being a day sooner than original!
Edit 2: Then Apple Store notif says 10/3-10/7... weak
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macrumors 68000
Jan 29, 2003
Curious to see availability in stores Friday, if any. But I’m gonna check and pic one up just cause if there is one available.

If not, I can wait. Just hope those people that were on the ball and ordered early get theirs on the dates they were initially given.

I got the 8, I want to see the Ultra in person before considering it. If I really, really like it, there is always a trade in a few weeks or months. :) The screen and the battery would be the big draws for me.


macrumors 65816
May 14, 2012
And only a few reviewers like Ray from DCrainmaker can review AW ULTRA with real world testing scenarios or real marathons and triathlons, not some bunch of folks sitting in a studio 😄
I think there’s a lot of people waiting for DCRs review once the embargo lifts…
I’ve got “notify me” on every option at John Lewis (which would mean pick up Saturday)…


Jul 18, 2022
I got the 8, I want to see the Ultra in person before considering it. If I really, really like it, there is always a trade in a few weeks or months. :) The screen and the battery would be the big draws for me.
I agree, battery and screen would be nice. Think I just have to get over the size. People think it’s ugly, but I really like the looks.
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