[ UPDATE 14/10/2021 11:00 ] The Apple Watch Series 7 is now available for purchase in Malaysia. Priced from RM1,799.
The new Apple Watch Series 7 is finally available for pre-order in first-wave countries and it replaces the previous Apple Watch Series 6. In Malaysia, the Apple Watch Series 7 pricing has been revealed but it isn’t available for purchase just yet. Similar to the iPhone 13, the Series 7 smartwatch retains the same starting price as the Series 6.
Apple Watch Series 7 Aluminium Pricing
The Apple Watch Series 7 in Malaysia is offered in two materials – Aluminium and Stainless Steel. The base model with an aluminium body starts from RM1,749 while the stainless steel variant is priced from RM2,999. Below is the official pricing for the Apple Watch Series 7 Aluminium version in Malaysia:
- 41mm GPS – RM1,749
- 41mm GPS + Cellular – RM2,199
- 45mm GPS – RM1,899
- 45mm GPS + Cellular – RM2,349
The Apple Watch Series 7’s aluminium body comes in 5 different colours – Blue, Midnight Aluminium, Starlight, Green and Red. For the base price, you have the choice of Sport Band or Sport Loop for the strap. You can customise your Watch with premium options such as the Braided Solo Loop, Leather or Stainless Steel at an additional cost.
Apple Watch Series 7 Stainless Steel Pricing
- 41mm GPS + Cellular – RM2,999
- 45mm GPS + Cellular – RM3,249
The prices listed above comes with either a Sport Band or Sport Loop strap. You can customise the Watch with Braided Solo Loop and Leather options as well as Stainless Steel. The Apple Watch Stainless Steel case is offered in 3 colours – Silver, Gold and Graphite.
The premium strap option is the Silver Link Bracelet which costs RM4,199 (41mm) or RM4,499 (45mm), with the Apple Watch Series 7 Stainless Steel included. If that’s not enough, the Space Black Link Bracelet option is up to RM400 extra as it costs RM4,599 (41mm) or RM4,849 (45mm) in total.
It is worth pointing out that other markets do offer a more expensive Apple Watch Edition Series 7 which uses a Titanium case. There’s also an Apple Watch Hermes Edition which isn’t available in Malaysia.
At the moment, Apple is listing the new Watch Series 7 as available in Malaysia later this year. You can check out the full options here and there’s also an Apple Watch Studio where you can mix and match different case styles, colours and band options.
In case you’re wondering, the Apple Watch Series 7 is still compatible with previous straps designed for the first-generation Apple Watch. This means you can still reuse your previous straps from the older models. The current 41mm size is compatible with the 40mm/38mm strap while the 45mm size is compatible with the previous 44mm/42mm straps.
The Series 7 offers 20% more screen area than the previous model as Apple has reduced the screen bezel by 40%. The brightness for its always-on display has been improved and it is up to 70% brighter than before. The Series 7 is also Apple’s most durable watch yet as it uses “crack-resistant front crystal” which makes it more crack-resistant without compromising on optical clarity. This glass is only offered for its premium stainless steel and titanium versions.
Using the new USB-C based Apple Watch charger, charging times have been improved as a quick 8-minute charge can provide up to 8 hours of battery life for sleep tracking. Users can charge the watch from 0-80% in just 45 minutes.