Apple Watch 7 releases in the UAE on October 15 – here’s when pre-orders start

Apple Watch 7
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The Apple Watch 7 release date has been set for the UAE and Saudi Arabia, and you'll be able to buy the new smartwatch on October 15. That's the same date for many countries around the world, including the US, UK and Australia.

Pre-orders will open for the upcoming smartwatch on Friday, October 8. That's when you'll be able to ensure your order is made, and it should mean you're able to receive one as quickly as possible.

Apple has confirmed pre-orders start at 4PM Dubai time which is 3PM KSA time.

The Apple Watch 7 price starts at AED 1,599, which is for the 41mm GPS-only model.

Apple revealed the new smartwatch alongside the iPhone 13 and iPad mini 6 on September 14, but it didn't share a release date at the time of its unveiling.

We don't have an official comment from Apple on why its smartwatch took longer to come out than the other devices revealed on September 14.

It's thought that the change in design for the Apple Watch 7 caused the delay in the manufacturing process, but we don't expect Apple to officially confirm why it didn't arrive in September.

The Apple Watch 7 looks like a modest upgrade with a larger screen than previous smartwatches from the company. The display is said to be 70% brighter than previous Apple Watch products as well.

Fast charging has also been introduced to the Apple Watch 7, and it's said to be 33% faster than the Apple Watch 6.

James Peckham

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