Apple Watch Series 7 Reported to be Available in Limited Quantities at Launch: Gurman

Those eager to purchase the upcoming ‘Apple Watch Series 7’ may want to keep their eye close to the release announcement. A new report from Bloomberg‘s Mark Gurman indicates that Apple is facing production issues which may, in turn, mean that the new wearable tech from Apple may be available in limited quantities at launch.

In the latest Power On newsletter, Gurman states that the production issues Apple is facing in regards to the Apple Watch Series 7 could result in three potential outcomes. The first is that Apple may delay the announcement of the new Apple Watch until production issues are mitigated. The second could see Apple announce the device but not make it available until quantities can be maintained. Finally, Apple may announce and release the Apple Watch Series 7 but consumers may face trouble finding one.

Apple is primed to announce the Apple Watch Series 7 later this month, alongside the iPhone 13 lineup, according to Gurman.

My colleague Debby Wu and I reported that the new display is causing production headaches. When that happens with a new product, there are typically three outcomes: The announcement is delayed until the issues are fixed, the product launches on time in small quantities, or the device is announced on time but goes on sale later.

I’m led to believe that we’ll see an announcement during the usual September event alongside the iPhone, but there will be a mix of the models shipping late or in small quantities.

Previous reports have pegged the Apple event to take place on Tuesday, September 14. Preorders for the new devices will likely begin on the following Friday.

The Apple Watch Series 7 is said to have a larger vertical screen size of 41mm and 45mm. Additionally, the 45mm Apple Watch Series 7 will have a resolution of 396 x 484. The new device is also expected to sport a flat-edge design, improved processor, and battery life.