Apple Store down ahead of Apple Watch Series 7 pre-orders beginning today
Apple has taken down the online Apple Store ahead of pre-orders beginning for the Apple Watch Series 7 at 5 a.m. PDT/1 p.m. BST.
Despite pre-orders now being just a couple of hours away, many Apple Watch Series 7 details remain a mystery, including the pricing for the full line, trade-in values, and technical specifications, with the only details available being those shared when Apple announced the new wearable in September alongside the iPhone 13 and redesigned iPad mini.
The new device features larger displays, new finishes, enhanced durability, faster charging, and more. The Apple Watch Series 7 lacks the long-rumored flat-edge redesign multiple reports had suggested would be coming with this year’s iteration. Instead, the wearable has softer, more rounded corners with a 20% larger screen area compared to the Apple Watch Series 6.
Available later today in new 41mm and 45mm sizes, the Apple Watch Series 7 introduces five new aluminium case finishes including Midnight, Starlight, Green, and a new Blue and (PRODUCT)RED, along with a range of new band colours and styles.
Apple says the users of the new Apple Watch will benefit from the same all-day 18-hour battery life as the Apple Watch Series 6, now complemented by 33 percent faster charging. Like previous models, the Apple Watch Series 7 includes tools for health and wellness, including an electrical heart sensor and ECG app, and a Blood Oxygen sensor and app.
Apple touts that the Apple Watch Series 7 is the most durable Apple Watch ever, with a stronger, more crack-resistant front crystal. It is the first Apple Watch to have an IP6X certification for resistance to dust and maintains a WR50 water resistance rating.
When the online Apple Store returns later today all will be revealed about the new wearables. But for now, we have to sit and wait patiently for Apple. Leaker Jon Prosser has shared a list of what he believes are to be the official prices for the Apple Watch Series 7, giving prospective customers an idea of the new devices’ price point before Apple makes any announcements today.