The Apple Watch 7 is still hard to find at some retailers. If you’re having trouble finding the model you want, you’ll want to keep an eye out for new stock, check alternative places to order, and/or make a plan to buy the new Apple Watch in a store.
Apple Watch 7 shipping dates have unsurprisingly been pushed back. Some shipping dates have, in some cases, been pushed into early 2022.
The Wall Street Journal reports Foxconn expects supply chain issues to stretch into the second half of next year. So while we may see improvements, things may not get back to normal until the latter part of 2022.
If you are able to find the Apple Watch 7 model you want, and you want your new smartwatch on your wrist ASAP, it’s a good idea to place an order right now.
While some Apple Watch 7 models may not ship for several weeks, you might be able to find one available for in-store pickup at Apple or another retailer. Some stores might have Apple Watch 7 stock on hand, but there’s no telling how much inventory each store will have.
If you’re having trouble finding your top choice in stock, you’ll want to track Apple Watch 7 stock at Apple, carriers, and retailers to see if you can find one available for pickup. If you’re persistent, there’s a good chance you’ll get the model atop your shopping list.
In this guide, we will help you find an Apple Watch 7 in stock at Apple, your carrier, or your favorite retailer. You can try calling a store to inquire about the inventory they’ll have on-hand, but you may just want to order online where you can see the estimated delivery date.
How to Find the Apple Watch 7 in Stock
There are a few ways to quickly check for Apple Watch 7 stock from your computer or your phone.
Choose the Apple Watch 7 model you want and enter your local zip code. The site, or app, will show you what’s available for in-store pickup.
Some models are currently unavailable for in-store pickup. That said, we expect to see new stock emerge in the future so you’ll want to keep checking.
If you’re unable to secure the Apple Watch 7 model you want at Apple, and you don’t want to wait weeks for delivery, you can check your carrier.
Open up your carrier’s app or click on the links below to get to the new Apple Watch 7 pages and then you can pick your model and color to see if you can get a quick delivery.
- Check Apple Watch 7 Stock at Verizon
- Check Apple Watch 7 Stock at AT&T
- Check Apple Watch 7 Stock at T-Mobile
- Check Apple Watch 7 Stock at Sprint
You should be able to see Apple Watch 7 delivery date estimates before you check out. If the estimated ship date is too far out, you can try buying your watch from a retailer.
Retailers like Best Buy and Walmart might show you a much faster delivery date even though Apple’s delivery estimates are far out.
- Check Apple Watch 7 Stock at Amazon
- Check Apple Watch 7 Stock at Walmart
- Check Apple Watch 7 Stock at Best Buy
We’ll continue to update this guide as Apple Watch 7 stock continues to fluctuate.
Install iOS 15.7.1 for Better Security
If security is important to you, you'll want to think about installing Apple's iOS 15.7.1 update right away.
The iOS 15.7.1 update has 17 security patches on board. They are essential if you want to keep your device and its data safe from harm.
As for older updates, iOS 15.7 brought 11 security patches to iPhone. If you want a look at the details, head over to Apple's security site for more information.
If you missed iOS 15.6.1, it had two security patches on board which . You can read more about the pair on Apple's website.
If you missed Apple's iOS 15.6 update, it had 30+ security upgrades on board. You can learn more about them right here.
If you missed iOS 15.5 it brought 27 new security patches to the iPhone. You can learn more about these patches over on Apple's security site.
If you missed iOS 15.4.1, it had one new security patch on board. You can read more about it over on Apple's website.
If you missed the iOS 15.4 update, it had a whopping 36 new security patches on board. If you want to learn more about these patches, head on over to Apple's security site for the particulars.
If you missed iOS 15.3.1, it had one security patch on board. For more about it, head over to Apple's security page.
If you missed iOS 15.3, you'll also get its patches with your upgrade. iOS 15.3 brought 10 new security patches to iPhone users. If you're interested in the details, you can read more about them right here.
If you missed iOS 15.2.1, you'll get its security patch with your upgrade. You can learn more about the change over on Apple's website.
If you missed Apple's iOS 15.2 update, you'll get its 30+ security patches with your upgrade. You can read all about them over on the company's security site.
iOS 15.2 also included some important upgrades to privacy. The software brought the company's App Privacy Report to Settings. This lets you see how often your apps have accessed your location, photos, camera, microphone, contacts and more during the last seven days. You can also see their network activity.
In addition, iOS 15.2 brought Apple's communication safety features for kids. You'll find these features in the Messages app, in Siri, in Spotlight, and in Search.
If you missed iOS 15.1, iOS 15.7.1 will bring its security patches to your iPhone. You can read more about them on Apple's website.
If you missed iOS 15.0.2 you'll also get its security patch with your upgrade. You can learn more about it right here.
iOS 15.0 also brought numerous security patches to your iPhone. If you'll be moving up from iOS 14 and you're interested in the exact nature of these improvements, you can read about them over on Apple's security website.
Apple's updated its website with new information about iOS 15's batch of security patches. The company now says the software patched up an issue that could have exposed a user's private Apple ID information and in-app search history. It also says iOS 15 patched up an issue that allowed apps to override Privacy preferences.
If you skipped iOS 14.8 or any older versions of iOS, you'll get the security patches from those updates with your iOS 15.7 update as well.
In addition to those patches, iOS 15 comes with some security and privacy upgrades including improvements to Siri. Requests made to Siri are now processed on the device itself using Neural Engine. This makes it more secure.
If you're an Apple Card user, you'll now get a security code that changes regularly to use when you make online transactions.
Apple's also included a built-in authenticator that's similar to Google Authenticator. This will let you generate verification codes for enhanced sign-in security under your Passwords.
There's also a Mail feature that hides your IP address.