Apple Watch Ultra Orders Delayed for Some Customers

The all-new Apple Watch Ultra launches this Friday, but some customers who ordered the watch have seen their estimated delivery date pushed back by Apple. It's unclear how many customers are affected or what the reason for the delays is.

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MacRumors has received emails from multiple readers with orders that have been delayed in the United States. In one case, an order estimated for delivery by September 29 is now expected to arrive by October 12, while another order with a September 29 to October 6 estimated delivery range was pushed back to October 4 to October 11.

Priced at $799, the Apple Watch Ultra has been available to pre-order since September 9. While not reflected on Apple's website yet, some orders have been marked as shipped via UPS's tracking tool, with U.S. shipments passing through Anchorage, Alaska and Louisville, Kentucky as usual on their way to their final destinations.

All configurations of the Apple Watch Ultra include a natural-colored titanium case and cellular connectivity. The only customizable aspect is the band, with options including the Alpine Loop, Trail Loop, and Ocean Band in three colors each.

Inspired by the "most extreme activities" like hiking and scuba diving, the Apple Watch Ultra features a rugged design with a 49mm titanium case, a larger display with a flat sapphire crystal cover, new bands designed for the outdoors, water resistance up to a depth of 100 meters, a customizable bright orange "Action" button, up to 60 hours of battery life with an upcoming low power mode, dual-frequency GPS support, and more.

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Top Rated Comments

GuruZac Avatar
19 months ago

How many of you who have ordered AWUltra are real hardcore trainers? Just curious.
Every single one of us.
Score: 19 Votes (Like | Disagree)
BobSc Avatar
19 months ago

I ordered from Amazon. My delivery date is October 12th. I’m still deciding wether I want to cancel or not. I’m concerned about the size.
If you have any concerns, I'd cancel and be done with that burden.
Score: 15 Votes (Like | Disagree)
spook Avatar
19 months ago
I wouldn't order until I've seen a few independent reviews
Score: 15 Votes (Like | Disagree)
TheYayAreaLiving ?️ Avatar
19 months ago
I think it's because of the band that has caused the delay. My Apple Watch Ultra and Ocean Yellow Band are still on track for this Friday, thankfully!
Score: 15 Votes (Like | Disagree)
jimbobb24 Avatar
19 months ago
Trying to convince my wife we should take up scuba diving just so I can justify this watch that I don’t need?
Score: 14 Votes (Like | Disagree)
macsplusmacs Avatar
19 months ago
I just have to say I really love that big orange button on the side.

my reasons to buy:

Bigger screen.
Brighter screen.
That humungously programmable orange button.
Score: 13 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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