Apple Watch Series 7: how to pre-order


The new Apple Watch Series 7 has been announced alongside the iPhone 13, iPad, and iPad Mini, but it’s the latest device in Apple’s new fall products to launch. This new model sits at the top of Apple’s current smartwatch lineup, which still includes the SE and the 3 Series to round out the lineup. Featuring a slightly redesigned design and a larger screen, the Series 7 is available in a 41mm configuration (up from 40mm) starting at $ 399 or a 45mm configuration (down from 44mm). ) – each with optional cellular radios if you wish to pay for the service with your carrier.

After Apple’s initial announcement billed them for a “later this fall” release, we now know the new models are due out on October 15, and you can pre-order them now through Apple, Best Buy, Target, and Walmart.

Note: We will update this article as more retailers open pre-order listings.

What’s new

The Apple Watch Series 7 highlights this new, larger display that expands the screen closer to the edges for a more complete aesthetic and displays more actionable information at once. It has a slight curve on its far edges, although Apple says the watch is more durable overall thanks to a 50% thicker glass cover and an IP6X rating for better resistance to dirt and sand.

New 7-series exclusive dials promise to make that additional screen work, while the watch retains a physical footprint close to that of its predecessor. Apple has also improved charging speeds, including a new USB-C wireless magnetic fast charger with the watch that it says will charge up to 33% faster.

On the software side, the Apple Watch Series 7 runs watchOS 8, supports a full swipe keyboard for text entry, is compatible with new workouts, and retains all of the health tracking features found on previous iterations: tracking sleep, heart rate and blood oxygen monitoring and fall detection that now registers during workouts. There’s a lot to enjoy if you’re in the market for a new Apple Watch and prefer to have Apple’s latest and greatest iteration.

The Series 7 aluminum-cased watches come in a midnight, starlight, updated blue, (PRODUCT) RED, and new dark green colourway, so there’s a bit of choice if you go for a low-key, bold, or rugged one. see. Let’s break down everything there is to offer here before diving deeper into specific setups.

Apple Watch Series 7 range

Model Configuration Color Price Pre-order
Model Configuration Color Price Pre-order
Apple Watch Series 7 (Aluminum) 41 mm, GPS midnight, starlight, blue, red, green $ 399 Apple Best buy Target Walmart
Apple Watch Series 7 (Aluminum) 41 mm, cellular midnight, starlight, blue, red, green $ 499 Apple Best buy Target Walmart
Apple Watch Series 7 (Aluminum) 45 mm, GPS midnight, starlight, blue, red, green $ 429 Apple Best buy Target Walmart
Apple Watch Series 7 (Aluminum) 45 mm, cellular midnight, starlight, blue, red, green $ 529 Apple Best buy Target Walmart

Apple Watch Series 7 at midnight, starlight, green, blue, and PRODUCT (RED).
Image: Apple

How to pre-order Apple Watch Series 7

You can pre-order your preferred setup directly from Apple now, with orders shipping October 15. The main options that you should choose, besides your favorite color, are size and connectivity. The base configuration of the Apple Watch Series 7 is a 41mm, GPS-only model, priced at $ 399. The 41mm version with a cellular connection costs an additional $ 100 at $ 499. If you have a larger wrist or prefer larger screens, the 45mm GPS-only model costs $ 429, while its cell-powered counterpart climbs up to $ 529.

Apple Watch Series 7 (41mm, GPS)

The new base model Apple Watch Series 7 reaches a size of 41mm, with a larger screen in a familiar design and footprint. Generation 7 Series introduces faster charging, IP6X dust rating for improved durability and updated color selection.

How to pre-order Apple Watch Series 7 from phone carriers

Most of the major phone carriers in the US offer the Apple Watch Series 7 cellular for pre-order, which may help if you prefer to purchase the smartwatch with a monthly plan that you may already have for your phone. For cellular models, Verizon, AT&T, and T-Mobile all offer Series 7 in each of its sizes and colors for the same starting price as Apple.

Apple has confirmed that when you buy an Apple Watch Series 7 with a cell phone from its own store and activate it on Verizon or Sprint / T-Mobile, you get $ 100 back.

Apple Watch Edition with Hermès bracelet.
Image: Apple

More premium box options and custom configurator

Apple has also been offering the latest premium watch in additional case materials for years. This generation is no different, with the Series 7 available in stainless steel starting at $ 699 and titanium starting at $ 799, along with bracelet options from the luxury fashion store Hermès. The easiest way to pre-order them is directly from Apple, as it has the most options and not all retailers sell the most luxurious watches, although Best Buy does have stainless steel models for pre-order. Most people go for aluminum, which offers the same functionality at a lower price, but the higher end models have a unique fit and finish.

The Apple Watch Studio, Apple’s own online store for creating exact custom Apple Watch setups, is making a return for the Series 7. If you prefer an Apple Watch in a particular combination of size, finish, color, and bracelet, you can make your choice and pay the configured price directly from Apple. This is the only way to order any of the popular solo buckle straps with your Apple Watch, as these fixed length straps are only sold by Apple.