Apple first announced the Apple Watch Series 7 simultaneously with the iPhone 13, but the company was vague on the release date for the watch. Now, Apple has officially announced that preorders for the Apple Watch Series 7 start on October 8 and that the watch will ship on October 15.

The Apple Watch Series 7 comes with lots of exciting new stuff that makes the idea of upgrading rather compelling. I’m most excited about having access to a full keyboard on the watch for texting. Sometimes, using your voice to text through the watch or pulling out your phone isn’t ideal, and having a full keyboard is great during these times.

You’ll be able to lock in an Apple Watch Series 7 on Friday, October 8, at 5 am PDT (8 am EDT). The popularity of those preorders remains to be seen, but if you want to make 100% sure you receive your watch on October 15, you might want to get online right when the preorders start.

Apple says that the “design of Apple Watch Series 7 is refined with softer, more rounded corners, and the display has a unique refractive edge that makes full-screen watch faces and apps appear to seamlessly connect with the curvature of the case.”

The Apple Watch Series 7 is available in 41mm and 45mm sizes, so you can choose the one that works best for your wrist. Apple also says that it’s “the most durable Apple Watch ever, with a stronger, more crack-resistant front crystal.”

The watch is available in five different colors, so you can get one that matches your sense of style. There’s midnight, starlight, green, blue, and (PRODUCT)RED.

You’re looking at $399 for the starting price of the latest Apple Watch model, with the price jumping based on the options you choose.

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