Original Apple Watch Added to Apple's 'Vintage Product' List

Apple today updated its list of vintage and obsolete products to add the 38mm and 42mm Apple Watch models to the vintage list, marking the first time that the Apple Watch has been included.

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The first Apple Watch was introduced more than six years ago in April 2015, with the "Series 1" replacement and Series 2 upgrade following in 2016. Apple has continued on updating the Apple Watch each year, and in 2021, we're expecting the Apple Watch Series 7 to see a release sometime in October.

The original 2015 Apple Watch now qualifies for Apple's "vintage" list, which includes devices that Apple stopped distributing for sale more than five years ago and less than seven years ago.

For most products, the vintage designation means that they're no longer eligible for repairs at the Genius Bar in Apple retail stores or from Apple Authorized Service Providers, but Apple does offer extended repairs of some vintage products and in locations where extended repairs are required by law.

In another couple of years, the original Apple Watch will move on to the obsolete list and hardware service will be entirely discontinued.

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Slippery Gimp Avatar
37 months ago
Imagine if you bought a gold one.
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macduke Avatar
37 months ago
Should've been vintage a loooong time ago. My Series 4 is almost as old as my Series 0 was when I upgraded to the Series 4, and the Series 4 is WAY better than the Series 0 was at the same time. It was limping along with hardly any battery life for exercises and was so incredibly slow. Meanwhile my Series 4 is still a champ. I see no reason to upgrade until the Series 8, and if they don't have the sensors I want then I may wait even longer if the battery still seems good.

"One of us! One of us!" The vintage gang has a new member today…

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CWallace Avatar
37 months ago

Imagine if you bought a gold one.
If you did, you did so as a fashion statement and not as a long-term timepiece, so...


As for me, my Stainless Steel Series 0 served me well until I replaced it with my current Space Black Stainless Steel Series 4.
Score: 9 Votes (Like | Disagree)
GMcKenzie Avatar
37 months ago
I still rock my OG Apple Watch every day - guess that makes me a Hipster now ;)
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Disneymom2003 Avatar
37 months ago
I have the SS series 0. The packaging was pretty impressive. I kept it all.
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RedDeliciousPinkLady Avatar
37 months ago
I'm actually wearing mine right now. My older sister gave it to me (her husband's friend gave it to him and he didn't want it.) It's good for counting my steps and not needing to enter my login PW fpr my iMac as much. Also I use a lot of timers (ADHD management) and it's great for that stuff. In the year I've had it I'm not sure I've ever tried to browse a website, so not sure how slow it is there. I might actually take the plunge on a S7 this year though.
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