Apple Watch Edition Begins Selling Out Ahead of Series 8 Launch

Apple Watch Edition models are beginning to sell out just weeks before the Apple Watch Series 8 lineup is expected to be announced.

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Several of the high-end Apple Watch Series 7 models with titanium casings are listed as "currently unavailable" on Apple's online store in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, and select other countries. In the United States, availability of 41mm models is most depleted at this time, but a few 45mm models are out of stock too.

Apple Watch Series 8 models are expected to be unveiled alongside the iPhone 14 in September. In addition to two standard Series 8 models, Apple plans to introduce a "rugged" model with a larger display and a more durable design that would be suitable for hiking and extreme sports, according to Bloomberg's Mark Gurman. While the rugged model is said to feature a titanium case, it is unclear if it would be branded as an Apple Watch Edition.

Other rumored features for the Apple Watch Series 8 include the ability to detect if you have a fever and an "S8" chip with the same processor specifications as the S7 chip in the Series 7. For more, check out our Apple Watch Series 8 guide.

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Top Rated Comments

ponzicoinbro Avatar
2 weeks ago
Can someone please overclock the universe to make September come faster. Thanks.
Score: 17 Votes (Like | Disagree)
CrazyMacUser Avatar
2 weeks ago
I don't understand why people would invest in the casing or bands on these watches. The value of the watch is in the technology which is obsolete one to two years later.
Score: 16 Votes (Like | Disagree)
TheYayAreaLiving ? Avatar
2 weeks ago

I personally really like the look of the white ceramic model. The pricing is definitely steep given the obsolescence. If Apple introduced a Watch upgrade program with a competitive cost, it'd be interesting for the Edition.
It would be nice if Apple introduces a black ceramic model. I'll also take the midnight color too. Wishful thinking, ha!
Score: 12 Votes (Like | Disagree)
pianostar9 Avatar
2 weeks ago

Can someone please overclock the universe to make September come faster.
Done. Unfortunately, you’re in the universe so you won’t notice it was overclocked unless your universe overheats and/or experiences unwanted side effects.
Score: 8 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Coreymac84 Avatar
2 weeks ago

I don't understand why people would invest in the casing or bands on these watches. The value of the watch is in the technology which is obsolete one to two years later.
Because the basic watch has a plastic display. I have the titanium Series 7 because 1) the cheapest model is not an option with durability issues and 2) Stainless Steel is heavy and too flashy. Brushed Titanium is absolutely the best looking model...to me. A watch is a vanity piece...people buy what looks best within their financial means.
Score: 6 Votes (Like | Disagree)
TheYayAreaLiving ? Avatar
2 weeks ago

Titanium case makes more sense on a rugged sports Watch.
Titanium is supposed to be more premium and exclusive tho.
Score: 6 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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