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Apple Watch Series 7 and SE supply shrinks ahead of Apple event

We’re less than a week away from Apple’s “Far out” special event. Much of the focus this week has been on the iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Pro, but Apple is also planning a revamp of its entire Apple Watch line. Before that, the availability of the existing Apple Watch Series 8 and Apple Watch SE is dwindling rapidly…

Apple’s online store indicates that the majority of Apple Watch Series 7 variants are not available for delivery until next week’s event. You will still find some variants available for shipping, while more variants are still available for in-store pickup.

The Apple Watch SE also sees supply constraints, but not to the extent of Apple Watch Series 7. Some Apple Watch SE variants are listed as unavailable for both delivery and in-store pickup at Apple Stores.

The availability of existing Apple products will regularly run out before a new release, especially amid supply constraints and supply chain disruptions. The new Apple Watch Series 8 is expected to be pre-ordered on September 9, with the first orders arriving a week later on September 16.

As a reminder, we’re expecting three new Apple Watch models at next week’s event: the Apple Watch Series 8, a refreshed Apple Watch SE, and the all-new Apple Watch Pro. The Apple Watch Series 8 is expected to be a modest update, with the main change being the addition of a new body temperature sensor.

The Apple Watch Pro will be a much bigger upgrade. This all-new Apple Watch will feature a larger 47mm case with a 1.99-inch display. We’re also expecting a more durable titanium finish, better battery life and a focus on extreme sports tracking.

Less is known about the new Apple Watch SE, which Apple is currently selling for a starting price of $279. Specific updates for a new model are unclear, but Bloomberg reported that the device is unlikely to adopt the larger form factor of the Apple Watch Series 7. With Apple also expected to discontinue the Apple Watch Series 3, we hope the Apple Watch SE will also see a price drop.

Are you planning to buy a new Apple Watch this year? What model do you have in mind? Let us know in the comments.

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