Apple pushes Watch Series 7 order fulfilment back by several weeks in some cases
The Apple Watch Series 7 could be said to be a deeply iterative update over its predecessor: its most cutting-edge sensor remains its ECG monitor, housed in a design that has not changed hugely year to year. On the other hand, the newer model has a bigger display this time with slimmer bezels. Therefore, many fans may have been eager to pre-order their new smartwatch, which has been an option for the last 2 days.
Unfortunately, it seems the series 7 has run into supply issues. Apple had initially projected that it would ship from October 15, 2021. However, many SKUs of the wearable may have hit low stock levels, as their pages on apple.com now often say that they will not ship for weeks.
This issue has reportedly hit the top-end titanium-cased options to the most severe degree, showing complete unavailability on their first-party store in the US. However, some options with certain band types (leather, for example) are back online to some degree, although they may not ship for 5 to 6 weeks from now.
The most affordable aluminum versions, on the other hand, are a different story at the moment. Even those with relatively basic Sport Loops are now shown to be unavailable on Apple's store. On the other hand, some other platforms such as Amazon still list the Watch Series 7, and seem ready to release it on October 15, 2021. Then again, they may have limited case and band combo options compared to the OEM itself.