1. Chris Cook5's Avatar
    If I ask for Apple Watch Series 1 for Christmas. How long do you think Apple will Support it since they are keeping it in the lineup for now versus series 2
    09-12-2017 08:24 PM
  2. Sherry_B's Avatar
    They'll probably support it until the software no longer works with the hardware. How long that will be is difficult to guess.
    09-12-2017 08:46 PM
  3. TripleOne's Avatar
    I’m not sure.. but I’d say somewhere around 2-3 years.
    Chris Cook5 likes this.
    09-13-2017 12:11 AM
  4. Mac Guy's Avatar
    I’m not sure.. but I’d say somewhere around 2-3 years.
    I think that's a pretty good bet. Selling it now only to have it declared unsupported in less that 2-3 years seems pretty unlikely.
    09-13-2017 03:51 AM
  5. Chris Cook5's Avatar
    Is the only thing between 1 and 2 is waterproof
    09-13-2017 10:50 AM
  6. doogald's Avatar
    Is the only thing between 1 and 2 is waterproof
    In addition, the 2 has a GPS radio. Also, the 2 has a ceramic back, the Series 1 is composite.

    Comparison of Series 1, Series 3, and Series 3 cellular: https://www.apple.com/watch/compare/

    (Note that the non-cellular Series 3 also has a composite back vs. ceramic back.)
    Sherry_B likes this.
    09-13-2017 11:50 AM
  7. Sherry_B's Avatar
    I’m not sure.. but I’d say somewhere around 2-3 years.
    I know the watch is much different than the phone, but look how long they supported the iPhone 5. Five years before they decided not to update it to the latest iOS.

    Every time I think about that it makes me so glad I switched to iPhone.
    09-13-2017 09:50 PM
  8. tcuprof's Avatar
    I know the watch is much different than the phone, but look how long they supported the iPhone 5. Five years before they decided not to update it to the latest iOS.

    Every time I think about that it makes me so glad I switched to iPhone.
    And, even then, it's not like the phone stopped working. In theory, an iPhone 5 would still operate just fine today. I assume watches will be the same. I expect my Apple Watch original to function just fine long after Apple stops providing software updates.
    Sherry_B likes this.
    09-14-2017 02:43 PM
  9. Sherry_B's Avatar
    And, even then, it's not like the phone stopped working. In theory, an iPhone 5 would still operate just fine today. I assume watches will be the same. I expect my Apple Watch original to function just fine long after Apple stops providing software updates.
    Absolutely. Apple products are typically built very solid. But this was more about how long it will be supported.
    09-14-2017 03:22 PM

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