One year after it was introduced, Apple’s second-generation wearable has now been discontinued as the Cupertino company on Tuesday unveiled an all-new Apple Watch Series 3 with optional LTE connectivity, a speedier in-house designed S3 chip and more.

Available in 38mm and 42mm sizes like prior models, Series 3 without cellular comes in Gold, Silver or Space Gray aluminum cases with a Sport Band starting at $329. If you need LTE for untethered operation, that’ll be $399 for a Gold, Silver or Space Gray aluminum case.

Apple Watch Series 3 (GPS + Cellular) is also available with a pricier Silver or Space Black stainless steel case starting at $599 (or $749 if paired with a Milanese Loop).

At the same time, the original Apple Watch (Series 0) is no longer available and Apple Watch Series 1—basically the originally Apple Watch with a faster S2 chip and a Silver or Space Gray aluminum case paired with a Sport Band—has been slashed to $249.

Even though the just-discounted Series 1 is now an even more affordable alternative to the latest Series 3 models, we can’t help but suspect Series 2 has been phased out rather than discounted in order to nudge buyers toward the pricier Series 3 models.

As it stands, this is a smart marketing move on Apple’s part that has actually widened the price gap between its most affordable and most expensive Apple Watch offerings.

Series 2 was unveiled on September 7, 2016 alongside iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus.

The wearable launched in more than 25 countries on September 16 with a water resistance 50 meter rating for swimming, built-in GPS for untethered fitness tracking, a two-times brighter Retina OLED display, Apple’s second-generation dual-core S2 chip and more.

It was originally available with a variety of bands starting at $369 for aluminum case models, or $1,249 for a higher-end Apple Watch Edition featuring a sturdier ceramic case.

Image: Apple’s hands-on area at the Steve Jobs Theater

  • Douglas Scott

    Series 1 is not the first watch, it’s the second.
    A lot of people are calling the original apple watch series 0 to make things easier.
    So the line up goes
    Series 0
    Series 1
    Series 2
    Series 3
    Series 3 w/ cellular

    Series 0 & 2 are now discontinued

    • You’re right about that. I’ve made changes to the post to clarify that Series 0 has been discontinued as well

  • Rob Benton

    Really though the series 2 to series 3 without cell connection isn’t a price difference or probably much of a performance difference either. The 1 or 3 are the most different models. It seems like a good option. The 2 I’m sure will be around for awhile at a discounted price and refurbished at many places.

  • Mike M. Powell

    But why though? I I’m still rocking s0 and she’s kicking like a mule till this day. Was thinking of getting the s2 cuz lte isn’t enough for meh, I couldn’t care

  • M_Hawke

    What was the difference between S1 and S2 again? Did the S2 have the brighter screen?

    • Up Stream

      Series 1 was original watch with s2 chip
      Series 2 was the above with more features that are listed in this post