Apple Watch Ultra shipping estimates stretch up to 7-weeks for some options
Apple unveiled the all-new rugged Apple Watch Ultra on Wednesday, featuring a bold new design with a 49mm titanium case and flat sapphire front crystal display. The wearable has a new customizable Action button that offers instant access to a wide range of features, including Workouts, Compass Waypoints, Backtrack, and more, with up to 36 hours of battery life during normal use, or up to 60 hours of battery life using Apple’s new low-power setting.
Following the start of pre-orders for the new device, which will be available for deliveries and in-store pickup beginning September 23, shipping estimates for some configurations are now stretching up to 7-weeks.
Made from aerospace-grade titanium, Apple Watch Ultra is designed to be worn during extreme activities. The case rises up to surround all edges of the flat sapphire front crystal, protecting the Retina display.
Unlike Apple’s other Apple Watch models, the Apple Watch Ultra is available in only one case size, with three purpose-designed hardwearing Apple Watch bands available.
Designed specifically for endurance athletes and runners, Apple’s new Trail Loop band is the thinnest Apple Watch band to date. The woven textile allows an optimal fit and has been designed for quick and easy adjustment, according to Apple.
With explorers in mind, Apple has introduced the Alpine Loop band which features two integrated layers made from one continuous weaving process that eliminates the need for stitching. The top loops, interspersed with high-strength yarn, provide adjustability and a secure attachment for the titanium G-hook fastener
The Ocean Band is designed specifically for extreme water sports and recreational diving with a titanium buckle and corresponding spring-loaded loop.