Apple discontinues Apple Watch Series 3
As expected, Apple has discontinued the ageing Apple Watch Series 3 after it was introduced almost 5 years ago, with the wearable pulled from the online Apple Store after the introduction of the Apple Watch Series 8, new Apple Watch SE and rugged Apple Watch Ultra today.
The Apple Watch Series 3 has grown to frustrate users over the past year, with Apple requiring owners to restore their wearable when updating to a new watchOS version, forcing users to unpair and re-pair their Apple Watch to their iPhone each time a new software update is released due to storage space constraints.
Additionally, the Apple Watch Series 3 hasn’t supported any of Apple’s recent Apple Watch watch face releases, such as the annual Pride watch faces.
Despite selling the wearable up until today, the Apple Watch Series 3 doesn’t support watchOS 9, Apple’s next major software update arriving this month, leaving many to speculate that the device would be scrapped with the launch of Apple’s next-generation Apple Watch series, which isavailable to pre-order on beginning today.
Apple sold the now-discontinued Apple Watch Series 3 for $199, with the new Apple Watch SE taking its place as Apple’s most affordable wearable, which starts at $249 for the GPS model and $299 for the cellular model.
Follow @TheApplePost on Twitter for the latest coverage and analysis on all things Apple. Read the day’s latest stories and stay on top of the latest Apple news, iPhone leaks and Mac rumors with the theapplepost.com app – available from the App Store.