Barbie is everywhere – even the new Apple Watch might be pink!

The Apple Watch Series 9 is expected later this year

Apple Watch Series 8
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You'd have to have been living under a rock for the last few months to have missed the Barbenheimer saga. That's the name given to a duo of movies – Barbie and Oppenheimer – which released on the same weekend.

The craze has infiltrated much of popular culture, with the disparity between the bubblegum of Barbie and the dark themes of Oppenheimer serving up a sweet juxtaposition. Now, that Barbie pink may have influenced the next generation of the best Apple Watches.

The Apple Watch Series 9 is expected to launch later this year, and the latest rumour suggests it could come in a pink colour variant. That's according to the notorious tech tipster, ShrimpApplePro. Shrimp has a fantastic track record for leaks and rumours.

In the tweet, Shrimp shared an image containing details of what we think is the best smartwatch colour options to date. For the aluminium models, those were Midnight, Starlight, Product Red, Silver and Pink. The Steel models are said to be available in Gold, Silver and Graphite options. 

It's not the only new Apple product we've heard about which could enjoy a new pink hue. We recently heard about the iPhone 15 range, which is due for an exciting colour refresh. In amongst those new options was a pink variant.

There's no indication as to whether or not the hue will be a pale or vibrant shade, though. While I'm hoping for the latter – I'd love to rock around with a Hot Pink iPhone like an extra from Mean Girls – my gut says a gentle, light pink is more likely.

It's a neat change for the range, though. The Apple Watch range has always played it fairly safe colour-wise. It makes sense – they offer a wide range of colourful bands, so the case needs to be something which is easy to pair.

Despite that, I'm excited to see some more vibrant case designs. I think it will add another layer to the fashion aspect of the watch, which will be great for users who want to look good while tracking their health and fitness.

Sam Cross
Staff Writer

Online news writer at, Sam has five years of experience in online and print journalism, with work featured in publications like Metro and Last Word on Sports. After years writing about music and football, Sam now turns his hand to bringing you news about new phones, smart home products, smart watches, laptops and TVs. Sam is a longtime fan and user of Apple products, including iPhones, MacBooks and Apple Watches.He’s also T3’s resident football expert, bringing you everything you need to know about the big games, including how to watch them. In his spare time, Sam is a keen guitarist, watch lover and (very) amateur golfer.