Apple Watch Ultra pre-order arrives earlier than expected for lucky buyer

Apple Watch Series 8 and the second-generation Apple Watch SE hit stores last Friday. However, when it comes to the Apple Watch Ultra, the launch is scheduled for September 23. Yet one lucky buyer got their new Apple Watch Ultra delivered before its official launch.

As shared on Reddit, the customer purchased the Apple Watch Ultra with the Orange Alpine Loop watch band on pre-order through AT&T. Usually, Apple and its partners hold back shipments until launch day. But this time AT&T went ahead and started shipping the Apple Watch Ultra two days early.

As we’ve already seen in the reviews, the Apple Watch Ultra comes in a different box than other Apple Watch models – a much larger box than the original, by the way. Apple has also included a printed user guide with images and quick tips on setting up the device.

Interestingly, alongside the classic “Designed by Apple in California” slogan printed inside the box, there is also the coordinates “37°20’05.6 “N 122°00’32.3″W”, which are the exact coordinates of Apple Park in Cupertino.

The lucky customer shared a few photos showing the Apple Watch Ultra alongside a 45mm Apple Watch and even what the Ultra looks like with the traditional Milanese band. The buyer also mentioned a few things about the Apple Watch Ultra, such as the fact that the Alpine Loop band is more difficult to put on and take off the wrist.

Learn more about Apple Watch Ultra

Apple Watch Ultra is a more rugged version of the Apple Watch for people who do extreme sports, like hiking and deep diving. Apple Watch Ultra is titanium with a sapphire cover over the display and comes in a single 49mm size.

Early reviews praised unique features like the new Action button, more accurate GPS, and longer battery life compared to the regular Apple Watch.

Apple Watch Ultra costs $799 in the US. Of course, if you’re not planning on buying an Apple Watch Ultra, you can check out the great deals on other Apple Watch models.

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