Apple Watch Nike+ models start arriving to customers today who pre-ordered and various models are also in stock at Apple Stores. However, some of the most popular variants are seeing shipping times of up to 9-10 weeks pushing availability into December from Apple. Meanwhile, Nike is selling the watches directly.

The new Apple Watch Nike+ models were announced along with the rest of the Series 5 lineup at Apple’s September iPhone event. In a new move, Apple opened up pre-orders for the Nike+ and other Apple Watch models the same day as the announcement.

Now, two weeks later after other Apple Watches shipped, customers who pre-ordered Apple Watch Nike+ are beginning to receive their new wearables and some variants are in stock now at Apple Stores in addition to its website, and

Some of the most popular new band/watch combinations of the Apple Watch Nike+ are showing a backlog of 9-10 weeks on Apple’s online store.

You may have better luck trying to pick one up from Nike where you can buy the watches as well as exclusive Nike+ Sport Bands and Sport Loops.

Apple Watch Nike+ features the same build as the aluminum Apple Watch. However, it comes with exclusive Nike watch faces, Nike bands (Sport Loops have a neat reflective design), and the Nike Run Club app.

From Apple:

Show your style with an updated collection of Nike watch faces, including one inspired by the colorful patterns of the classic Nike Windrunner jacket. And with the new Always-On Retina display, you don’t need to raise your wrist to see them.

Apple Watch Nike+ watch faces

New features arriving with Apple Watch Nike+ Series 5 include an Always-On display, built-in compass, international emergency services support over cellular, and a range of great improvements with watchOS 6.

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