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Should you buy an Apple Watch Series 7 or wait for Apple Watch Series 8?

The Apple Watch Series 8 reveal is coming up soon, but does that mean you shouldn’t buy an Apple Watch Series 7 now?

It is time that Apple is going to launch new products, including the new series Apple watch.

The Apple Watch 7, as the best Apple watch at the moment, maybe usurped by the coming new Apple watch 8. And another new Apple watch pro is likely to be released along with the Apple watch series 8.

Clearly, if you’re looking to buy an Apple Watch now, you should wait for the Series 8, right? The answer is a little more complicated than that. Here are four reasons you should buy an Apple Watch Series 7 right now and two reasons you should wait for the Series 8. 

REASONS TO BUY AN APPLE WATCH SERIES 7 TODAY

1. You can buy it in Apple Store or Online

It is the most important reason why you should buy series 7 now is that you can actually get it, well, now. No waiting, no fuss; just hand over the cash and slap it on your wrist. But it goes beyond just being able to buy one right away.

although we know the Apple Watch Series 8 is going to be released, we still don’t know when exactly it will be available for purchase. If Apple sticks to its past M.O., we expect the Series 8 won’t be released until a little after the event. Then, you still have to wait for it to be shipped to you, which may not happen for another week or two.

Also, ordering the series 8 fast enough is important because new Apple products tend to sell pretty fast, and we typically start seeing those shipping dates pushed back not too long after the links go live. If you don’t order one the minute it goes live, it may be several weeks before you can see that new Series 8 at your door. Apple Stores will likely have some stock when it’s officially released, but we’ve seen new products sell out before, so it’s a bit of a gamble.

2. You know everything about it

You have known exactly what you’ll get with an Apple Watch Series 7. Sure, we’ve heard a ton of rumors that the Apple Watch Series 8 will have more features — a body temperature sensor being a common theory — but no one knows if they are true. It’s possible that the new features will be things you don’t want or care about having on your Apple Watch, and by then, you may have missed your chances to get an Apple Watch Series 7.

3. watchOS 9 is available for Series 7

The Apple Watch is as good as its software, and the Apple Watch Series 7 will ship with watchOS 9 when it launches this fall. That means you don’t have to wait for Series 8 to take advantage of advanced running metrics, custom workouts, UI improvements, and more with the new update.

Also, since the Apple Watch Series 7 is only a year old, you should be able to expect many software updates in Apple’s software pipeline. Most likely, the Series 7 won’t stop releasing big software for at least five years, especially if Apple follows through with its previous behavior.

4. Nice price to get it now

Perhaps the best reason to buy the Apple Watch Series 7 is its price. It’s at the lowest price we’ve ever seen because the new Apple Watch 8 is coming soon so the entry price is only $299, really a bargain.

On top of that, we have no idea what the price of the Apple Watch Series 8 will be. With inflation hitting the market and general supply issues still ongoing, it’s entirely possible that the Apple Watch Series 8 will be more expensive than the Apple Watch Series 7 was at its regular introductory price.

Also, there are lots of pretty Apple watch bands for series 7 on the market. Many bands are compatible with all series. Those bands may not fit on the new Apple watch 8 which means you need to buy new bands to fit the watch.

REASONS TO WAIT FOR THE APPLE WATCH SERIES 8 UPDATE

1. Series 8 should have new features

The best reason to wait for the Apple Watch Series 8 to be released is all the new features it could possibly have.

We know Apple will take the stage and call the Series 8 “the best Apple Watch ever,” and it will have receipts to back up those claims. New features are expected, and we might even consider a major redesign of one or more of the upcoming Apple Watch models. If you’re looking for something new and exciting in the Apple Watch lineup, the Apple Watch Series 8 or the rumored Apple Watch Pro might be worth the wait.

2. Series 8 is in hot sell after the event, Series 7 maybe is available to buy

This reason is marked with a large asterisk. You might wait for the Apple Watch Series 8 to be released and then decide to save money and buy a Series 7 after the September event, but that comes with some risks.

Based on the sales we’ve seen on the Apple Watch Series 7, you might not be able to find one after the event because they’re selling fast.

Careful Consideration

Buying an expensive new smartwatch isn’t a decision you should make lightly, even though we’re seeing sales on the Apple Watch Series 7. Take the appropriate time to carefully consider both options to make sure you don’t make the wrong choice based on your circumstances.

Regardless, whether you’re buying the Apple Watch Series 7 now or waiting for the Series 8, I have no doubts that you’ll have a great smartwatch on your wrist for years to come.

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