Pre-orders for the Apple Watch Series 3 officially begin at 12:01 a.m. PDT tomorrow, Sept. 15. Most of these first orders deliver starting Sept. 22, which is the same day the wearable device is available in stores.
Here’s what you need to know before making a purchase.
Who and When
Orders for the Apple Watch Series 3 (GPS + Cellular) will be accepted beginning tomorrow in the following countries: Australia, Canada, China, France, Germany, Japan, Puerto Rico, Switzerland, the United Kingdom, and the United States.
The non-cellular Apple Watch Series 3 goes on sale tomorrow in Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, China, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Luxembourg, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Portugal, Puerto Rico, Singapore, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, the United Kingdom, the United States, and United States Virgin Islands.
Once again, Apple Watch is available in two different case sizes, 38mm and 42mm.
- Apple Watch Series 3 (GPS + Cellular) will be available in gold, silver, or space gray aluminum, or silver or space black stainless steel paired with a variety of bands starting at $399.
- Apple Watch Series 3 (GPS) will be available in gold, silver, or space gray aluminum cases with a Sport Band starting at $329.
- Apple Watch Series 1 is available in silver or space gray aluminum cases paired with a Sport Band starting at just $249.
- Apple Watch Edition in gray or white ceramic will be available starting at $1,299.
- Apple Watch Hermès starts at $1,149.
Apple Watch Series 3 (GPS + Cellular) will require a data plan. All U.S. carriers are charging $10 per month for this service. All are offering initial discounts, although these vary by carrier.
- Verizon is offering the first three months of service for free. However, you’ll be charged a one-time $30 fee. (Savings: $0)
- AT&T offers a $30 credit for three months of free service, plus a $25 activation fee credit for eligible customers. (Savings: $55)
- Three months of free service welcomes T-Mobile customers. (Savings: $30)
- For those using auto-pay, Sprint’s charging a $10 per month fee. Without auto-pay, the monthly fee is $15. There’s no activation fee and the first three months are free. (Savings: $30)
All U.S. carriers are likely to offer the Apple Watch Series 3 (GPS + Cellular) at full cost up-front or split into 24 equal payments. These will start at $16.67 per month for the 38mm version and $17.92 for the 42mm version.
The regular, Hermès, and Edition Apple Watch Series 3 versions begin arriving on Sept. 22. The Nike+ versions start shipping on Oct. 5.
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