Apple Watch Nike+ is ‘available’ October 28, but new buyers must wait until November
If you were quick to pre-order the “perfect running partner” back in early September, we have good news to report at last, with Apple Watch Nike+ deliveries officially slated to begin two weeks from now.
The Nike Sport Band-donning Series 2 wearable slips from October 28 to an unspecified “early November” ETA for “late” adopters, although that’s still not as bad as wait times for, say, the jet black iPhone 7 Plus.
October 28 appears to mark an availability start not only stateside, but also in all those other markets initially set to receive the sporty wrist-worn device by “late October.”
The list includes 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, UAE, the UK, as well as Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, Russia, plus Costa Rica, Greece, India, Israel, Macau, Mexico, Qatar and Saudi Arabia.
You’re of course looking at an Apple Watch like all Series 2 models, with built-in GPS, water resistance, S2 processing power and everything, just a different fluoroelastomer strap in tow, meant to reduce weight and improve ventilation “via row after row of compression-molded perforations.” Bonus points for an original Nike-inspired style, though the $369 and up price still feels a little steep.