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It's Friday, October 15 in New Zealand and Australia, which means it's Apple Watch Series 7 launch day. Customers in that part of the world are always the first to get their hands on new devices due to time zone differences.

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Apple Watch Series 7 models are now beginning to arrive to customers who pre-ordered on Friday, October 8, and new Apple Watch owners are sharing photos on Instagram, Twitter, Reddit, and the MacRumors forums.


Because there are no Apple Stores in New Zealand, customers in Australia will be the first to be able to pick up a new Apple Watch at an Apple retail location. In-store stock in Australia will give us an idea of what we can expect in other stores worldwide, which may be of particular interest this year because Apple Watch supplies are so constrained.

Many of the Apple Watch models began selling out shortly after pre-orders began, so customers who are hoping not to have to wait several weeks for one of the devices may be able to get one in-store on launch day.

Following New Zealand and Australia, sales and deliveries of the Apple Watch Series 7 will begin in Middle East, Europe, and then North America. Apple Stores‌ globally are opening up right around 8:00 a.m. local time to allow customers to pick up reserved devices and make walk-in purchases.

Stay tuned to MacRumors tomorrow because we'll have an Apple Watch Series 7 review and comparison, along with more coverage coming next week. If you have a new Apple Watch Series 7, make sure to share photos below and let us know what you think!

Article Link: First Apple Watch Series 7 Orders Arriving to Customers in New Zealand and Australia
 
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KPOM

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If anyone in New Zealand or Australia ordered just the Hermes Circuit H bands (not the watch), I’d like to see how Apple is implementing this “additional watch faces available for download” feature.
 

psxp

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They don’t have apple stores in NZ yet do they? Just resellers from what I remember.
 

ChaosBlaze

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If anyone in New Zealand or Australia ordered just the Hermes Circuit H bands (not the watch), I’d like to see how Apple is implementing this “additional watch faces available for download” feature.
I don’t think you get the watch faces without buying the branded watch. I’ve bought many nike bands and a Hermes double loop on my stainless steel watch. Couldn’t figure out how to get those faces.
 

KPOM

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I don’t think you get the watch faces without buying the branded watch. I’ve bought many nike bands and a Hermes double loop on my stainless steel watch. Couldn’t figure out how to get those faces.
The Apple sales page for the Ciircuit H bands (and only the Circuit H bands) says “A matching Circuit H watch face is available for download.” You are correct that normally you get the extra watch faces only if you buy the Apple Watch Hermes itself. But this time it appears to be different, at least with respect to the specific matching watch face.
 

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If anyone in New Zealand or Australia ordered just the Hermes Circuit H bands (not the watch), I’d like to see how Apple is implementing this “additional watch faces available for download” feature.

With the pride band you get a code in the box to scan for the matching face
 

tillsbury

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They don’t have apple stores in NZ yet do they? Just resellers from what I remember.
No apple stores here, easiest just to buy online which still gives you the warranty advantages of buying in NZ. I've found service to be very good, usually they courier you a box to send back a faulty device and replacement is extremely quick. Not quite as good as being able to exchange if you're near an apple store, but then if you prefer a big city nz is not the place for you :)
 

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My launch day delivery watch (still says to be delivered Friday, October 15, ordered at 5:02am Pacific Time) as shown up in UPS since the 11th but hasn't moved from Shanghai since—it's just sat there for almost four days now.
 

Wizkid29

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Being told that I won’t get mine till mid December… pre orders on the 9th in stock…Retailers so…
 

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I want to see a decent pic of the green one, because from The Verge video review, it looked really dark. Dieter said it looks Space Grey in some photos, and green in others. I think green is what I’d choose, but “Starlight” is another option.

Not digging the blue, but maybe if I saw one in person…
 
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brandondhont

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My launch day delivery watch (still says to be delivered Friday, October 15, ordered at 5:02am Pacific Time) as shown up in UPS since the 11th but hasn't moved from Shanghai since—it's just sat there for almost four days now.
That seems odd. Mine was projected for the 15th as well, was in Japan the day after UPS showed China and then was in Alaska the day after and Kentucky today.
 

GregoriusM

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I moved here. Pretty nice place. :)

I want to see a decent pic of the green one, because from The Verge video review, it looked really dark. Dieter said it looks Space Grey in some photos, and green in others. I think green is what I’d choose, but “Starlight” is another option.

Not digging the blue, but maybe if I saw one in person…
Watch iJustine’s video. It shows the green much better than the Verge video.
 

BillGates1969

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The Apple sales page for the Ciircuit H bands (and only the Circuit H bands) says “A matching Circuit H watch face is available for download.” You are correct that normally you get the extra watch faces only if you buy the Apple Watch Hermes itself. But this time it appears to be different, at least with respect to the specific matching watch face.
‘A matching face’

Just thought maybe a matching non Hermes branded face is available as Hermes watches have it anyway?
 

patseguin

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I got my order in at like 8:05 for a stainless steel 45mm and it told me arrives Nov 2-9. Wtf? I order within 5 minutes and I don't get it tomorrow? Were the stainless ones delayed?
 

acblue94

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It's Friday, October 15 in New Zealand and Australia, which means it's Apple Watch Series 7 launch day. Customers in that part of the world are always the first to get their hands on new devices due to time zone differences.

Apple-Watch-Series-7-Pink-and-Green-Feature.jpg

Apple Watch Series 7 models are now beginning to arrive to customers who pre-ordered on Friday, October 8, and new Apple Watch owners are sharing photos on Instagram, Twitter, Reddit, and the MacRumors forums.


Because there are no Apple Stores in New Zealand, customers in Australia will be the first to be able to pick up a new Apple Watch at an Apple retail location. In-store stock in Australia will give us an idea of what we can expect in other stores worldwide, which may be of particular interest this year because Apple Watch supplies are so constrained.

Many of the Apple Watch models began selling out shortly after pre-orders began, so customers who are hoping not to have to wait several weeks for one of the devices may be able to get one in-store on launch day.

Following New Zealand and Australia, sales and deliveries of the Apple Watch Series 7 will begin in Middle East, Europe, and then North America. Apple Stores‌ globally are opening up right around 8:00 a.m. local time to allow customers to pick up reserved devices and make walk-in purchases.

Stay tuned to MacRumors tomorrow because we'll have an Apple Watch Series 7 review and comparison, along with more coverage coming next week. If you have a new Apple Watch Series 7, make sure to share photos below and let us know what you think!

Article Link: First Apple Watch Series 7 Orders Arriving to Customers in New Zealand and Australia
I got my order in at like 8:05 for a stainless steel 45mm and it told me arrives Nov 2-9. Wtf? I order within 5 minutes and I don't get it tomorrow? Were the stainless ones delayed?
Nope. I had the 15 as an option. Made a mistake on the order and it jumped to 2-7 when I was done.
 

unclemax

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Still waiting for my order here in China, which is the same timezone as AUS and NZ, but so far no joy:( - just last night the estimated delivery time changed from October 15 to October 16.

Just disappointing, this is the second time Apple Store China messes up the delivery timeline, where goods arrive later than initially promised. You would think with so many couriers to choose from they'd be able to partner with the right one, or at least ship it in time, especially for the launch of new product 🙄 Now I feel like a chump for wasting my family time and doing the whole pre-order thing last Friday.
 
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