It looks as if the Apple Watch 3’s days are formally numbered. After being on sale for nearly 5 years, the smartwatch has began chucking up the sponge of inventory at the Apple web page. MacRumors (opens in new tab) notes that 3 out of 4 Apple Watch 3 fashions are out of inventory within the U.Okay. and Australia, whilst one style is unavailable within the U.S.
There are two different essential information to take into accounts right here as neatly. The first is that there’s an Apple tournament going down this Wednesday (September 7), and we’re anticipating to peer as many as 3 new Apple Watch fashions. It’s additionally been showed that the Apple Watch 3 may not be suitable with watchOS 9, which is prone to get started rolling out within the coming weeks.
In different phrases, it looks as if the Apple Watch 3’s days are numbered. And bearing in mind how shut we’re to the release of recent Apple merchandise, that quantity is probably not very huge. We’ve lengthy suspected this tournament would mark the tip of the Apple Watch 3, and it already turns out like we have been proper at the cash.
Apple in most cases isn’t vocal in regards to the discontinuation of goods. Instead merchandise have a dependancy of disappearing from Apple’s on-line retailer, and in the end get added to the corporate’s listing of antique or out of date merchandise (opens in new tab).
The subsequent Apple tournament is taking a look to be a large day for the Apple Watch. While quite a lot of hypothesis has surrounded the iPhone 14 vary, there were rumors of more than one watches showing on the display. That comprises the Apple Watch Series 8, an Apple Watch SE 2 and in all probability even a high-end Apple Watch Pro.
We may just see the Apple Watch SE 2 then turn out to be a alternative for the Apple Watch 3 in addition to the unique Apple Watch SE, as the most affordable smartwatch in Apple’s roster. Prices for the Watch SE began at $279, so most likely shall we see the Watch SE 2 practice the similar pricing conference.
Despite the Apple Watch 3’s longevity, the Apple Watch 4 and Apple Watch 5 didn’t get moderately the similar remedy from Apple. Both fashions have lengthy been discontinued, and Apple doesn’t even appear to promote refurbished Apple Watch 4 fashions anymore. However, each fashions gets watchOS 9 upgrades when the instrument is launched.