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The Apple Watch Series 7 will ship in mid-October with pre-orders to begin "as early as next week," claims leaker Jon Prosser, citing sources "familiar with the release."

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Apple introduced the Apple Watch Series 7 at its September "California Streaming" event alongside the iPhone 13 models, but at the time, said the new Apple Watch would ship later in the fall.

There has been no official word on when the Series 7 will be available, but most Apple Watch Series 6 models have been sold out in the United States for a couple of weeks now. Rumors suggest the Apple Watch Series 7 was delayed because of manufacturing issues caused by the complexity of the device, which pushed back mass production.

Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo said in early September that Apple had resolved the production issues and that manufacturing would ramp up in mid to late September.

Prosser says that Apple has started "informing the press" inquiring about review units to expect more information on the Series 7 "in the coming weeks," with no other information available. Prosser has a mixed track record when it comes to leaks, particularly with launch date predictions, so this information should be viewed with some skepticism.

Still, mid-October is a reasonable guess and timeline for the Apple Watch Series 7 launch, especially as we are still expecting one more event this year that could take place in mid to late October.

The Apple Watch Series 7 did not get the design changes we were expecting, including the flat-edged design described by Prosser earlier this year. There is a redesign with a larger display, slimmer borders, and new 41mm and 45mm size options, but the general curved design of the Apple Watch remains the same.

The Apple Watch Series 7 does not feature new health tracking capabilities, but Apple improved durability and added a fast charging feature. Pricing on the Apple Watch Series 7 will start at $399.

Article Link: Prosser: Apple Watch Series 7 to Ship in Mid-October
 
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MrRom92

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It’s kind of upsetting that they still haven’t really discussed pricing. Starts at $399 means nothing. You know that’s going to be the trash tier aluminum watch, and the small one at that. How much is it going to be to get a 45mm stainless steel? Will I be forced to buy a band I don’t want? Etc. etc.
 

DesertDrummer

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Yeah if you could stop writing articles anytime he says something that would be a good idea. Kuo got it wrong too but his track record is much, much better than Prosser’s so he get a pass.

Kuo bases his stuff on supply chain analysis, which is why he tends to be right a lot more often. Prosser "hears things" from "somebody". Or maybe he just makes it up.

EDIT: I stand corrected. Based on available data, Kuo and Prosser are accurate almost the exact same % of the time. Though I find that shocking, that is what the data appears to suggest.
 
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Tagbert

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It’s kind of upsetting that they still haven’t really discussed pricing. Starts at $399 means nothing. You know that’s going to be the trash tier aluminum watch, and the small one at that. How much is it going to be to get a 45mm stainless steel? Will I be forced to buy a band I don’t want? Etc. etc.
How much did the iPhone prices change? Apple seems to be holding steady on prices for now, so no reason to assume a significant change for the Watch.
 
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