All first-generation Apple Watch fashions launched in 2015 had been added to Apple’s out of date merchandise listing on September 30, in keeping with an inner memo obtained by MacRumors. Because of this, these outdated “Sequence 0” watches are not eligible for repairs or different service at Apple Shops and Apple Licensed Service Supplier places.

Apple Watch Edition Gold 2015
The listing of out of date fashions consists of the first-generation Apple Watch Version with an 18-karat gold casing, which price as much as $17,000 within the U.S. when it was out there. The solid-gold Apple Watch was discontinued in 2016 and changed with a ceramic Apple Watch Version, which was a extra inexpensive luxurious at as much as $1,299. On the software program aspect, watchOS 5 dropped compatibility with the solid-gold Apple Watch in 2018.

All different 38mm and 42mm aluminum and chrome steel variations of the unique Apple Watch, together with Hermès variants, are additionally now labeled as out of date.

Apple classifies a product as technologically out of date as soon as greater than seven years have handed because the firm stopped distributing it on the market. The unique Apple Watch was discontinued in September 2016 upon the discharge of Apple Watch Sequence 2 and Sequence 1 fashions, so the first-generation fashions lately crossed that seven-year mark.

Apple has not but up to date its public-facing classic and out of date merchandise listing to replicate these additions, however that ought to occur quickly.

(Thanks, @StellaFudge!)

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