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Limited Apple Watch availability can only mean one thing…

Apple is reportedly planning to launch an upgraded Apple Watch 2 at next month’s iPhone launch event… which might explain why some of the current-gen models are actually pretty hard to come by right now.

9to5Mac points out most Apple Watch Sport models are listed as sold out on the Apple Store website, with others only available for in-store pick up.

Related: Apple Watch 2: Everything you need to know

Indeed, some of the newer models with nylon straps are also gone despite only being made available this spring.

As the report also states, the larger 42mm versions of the standard Apple Watch are on back order, while custom Hermes-branded options are also sold out online.

With Apple seemingly no longer replenishing these stocks amid middling sales, it’s safe to assume the company is shifting existing inventory ahead of a refresh.

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Most observers are predicting an Apple Watch 2 with improved battery life, GPS technology and faster processing tech.

Some rumours have also suggested it’ll boast superior water resistance and a sleeker design.

So, if you’re thinking of buying an Apple Watch now, our advice would be to hang fire for a few weeks to see what Apple has in store.

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