Apple Watch Series 3 Finally Selling Out Before Getting Discontinued

Apple Watch Series 3 models are finally selling out on Apple's online store around the world, just days before the line is expected to be discontinued.

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Three out of four Series 3 configurations listed on Apple's website are currently out of stock in the U.K. and Australia, for example, while one Series 3 model is unavailable on the U.S. store. Availability varies in other countries.

The upcoming watchOS 9 software update is incompatible with the Apple Watch Series 3, and it is expected that Apple will stop selling the device following the introduction of new Apple Watch models at its special event on Wednesday.

New models rumored to be announced at the event include the Apple Watch Series 8, a higher-end Series 8 model that may be named the Apple Watch Pro, and a second-generation Apple Watch SE. The original Apple Watch SE would likely replace the Series 3 as the new lowest-priced model.

Introduced in 2017, the Apple Watch Series 3 is very outdated and on its final days as watchOS 9 nears release for the Series 4 and newer later this month.

Related Roundup: Apple Watch Series 9
Buyer's Guide: Apple Watch (Neutral)

Top Rated Comments

HappyDude20 Avatar
21 months ago
[HEADING=2]They really milked this model huh?[/HEADING]
Score: 38 Votes (Like | Disagree)
CarAnalogy Avatar
21 months ago

Ever since watchOS 9 was announced, have the staff in the Apple Store been saying "Just so you know, this thing's a dead end" when you buy one?
I was thinking similar. They really should have discontinued it last year. I don’t think it’s right to sell it right up until the second it’s completely dropped down the memory hole.
Score: 23 Votes (Like | Disagree)
dantracht Avatar
21 months ago
The iPad 2 of Apple watches?
Score: 20 Votes (Like | Disagree)
frou Avatar
21 months ago
Ever since watchOS 9 was announced, have the staff in the Apple Store been saying "Just so you know, this thing's a dead end" when you buy one?
Score: 13 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Apple_Robert Avatar
21 months ago

People still buy this despite it being obsolete?
For kids wanting an Apple Watch, the series 3 is more than capable and very cheap. It makes sense.
Score: 11 Votes (Like | Disagree)
erikkfi Avatar
21 months ago
Enjoy your one remaining incremental software update, new Series 3 owners. I’m sorry Apple let you down so badly.
Score: 8 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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