The original Apple Watch series launch in 2015 is now considered a “vintage” product by Apple, worldwide. After the launch of the Apple Watch Series 1 in 2016, the older models were later called Apple Watch Series 0.
Apple lists all devices that are not sold by the company for over five years and less than seven are considered vintage. Devices that have not been sold by Apple for more than seven years are considered “obsolete”. Products on Apple’s vintage list are not eligible for repair by the company and its authorized service providers.
A brief history of Apple Watch Series 0
The original Apple Watch Series (2015) was called a new and “most personal device” in Apple’s ecosystem which functions as an accurate timepiece, a communication device, and a “groundbreaking health and fitness companion”. CEO, Tim Cook called it a new chapter of technology.
“Apple Watch begins a new chapter in the way we relate to technology and we think our customers are going to love it. We can’t wait for people to start wearing Apple Watch to easily access information that matters, to interact with the world, and to live a better day by being more aware of their daily activity than ever before.”
Apple Watch Series 0 featured a Retina display with haptic touch, a new Taptic Engine to gently tap on the wrist, and a Digital Crown to scroll, zoom and navigate without affecting the display. Jony Ive, Apple’s senior vice president of Design, said:
“Conceived, designed and developed as a singular product, Apple Watch merges hardware and software like never before. In Apple Watch, we’ve created three beautifully curated collections with a software architecture that together enable unparalleled personalization in a wearable device.”
Immediately after the launch of the Apple Watch Series 1 and Series 2 in 2016, the Apple Watch Series 0 was discontinued. Since the introduction of first Apple Watch in 2015, the device has come a really long. In 2021, Apple Watch Series 6 and the upcoming Apple Watch Series 7 are capable of tracking users’ oxygen levels, heart rate, ECG (AFib), detect hard falls, and much more.