12 September 2017
Apple’s keynote unveiled the latest generation iPhone 8 and the iPhone 8 Plus which was accompanied by the futuristic iPhone X that Tim Cook called the “future of smartphones”. In addition to integrating the iPhone X with an edge-to-edge display, a new Face ID sensor and the powerful A11 Bionic Chip, Apple also introduced its newest wearable device. The all-new Apple Watch Series 3 was unveiled in all its glory with integrated LTE support along with the new watchOS 4 while the company had more news to follow it with.
The original Apple Watch is thus available for the cheapest it has ever been, thanks to the price cuts that are a result of newer products having been unveiled at Apple’s keynote event. Users can now bag the Apple Watch Series 1 for as little as $249 for the 38mm aluminum variant while the 42mm model is available for $279. Both variants are available only in space gray and silver version and come with polymer band that matches the device’s color, though it can be changed to one’s liking through Apple’s wide variety of watch bands and third party extensions.
The price cut thus brings the Watch Series to a more affordable mark after two years of its coming into being in the wearable industry. Apple seems to have taken the Watch Series 2 out of the equation as the company seems to have updated its Watch Series 2 of last year with aluminum-only Watch Series 3 which doesn’t come with integrated LTE support. This makes it unclear as to what happens to the second generation of Apple Watch that equipped GPS and enhanced waterproofing which was available on the Apple Store until the keynote event.