Don't Wait If You Can't Wait Until the Fall
Waiting for these 2022 Apple Watch models might but tempting, but their release date is several months away and that might be too far in the future for some shoppers.
We fully expect Apple to release the new Apple Watch 8 in the same timeframe it always uses. You can expect the Apple Watch 8 release date to land in the fall of 2022 alongside the iPhone 14 series.
Analyst Ming-Chi Kuo says lockdowns in China have "not affected the development of most of Apple's unannounced products in 2022 so far" which means the Apple Watch 8, and the other rumored models, should be on track for the fall.
That being said, the situation could certainly change down the road so there's always a chance the launch gets delayed and/or stock is limited at launch.
If you can't wait until September or later, you'll want to start thinking about making another device your next smartwatch.
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