Apple Watch Series 1 gets revamped with low price and better processor

Same face but different guts inside the new, old Apple Watch
Original Apple Watch gets revamped

The new Apple Watch has officially arrived as the Apple Watch Series 2, but that doesn't mean Cupertino's forgotten about its first-gen smartwatch.

The original Apple Watch is being rebranded as Series 1 with prices starting at $269 for the 38mm paired with a Sport Band, or $299 for the 42mm.

There's no longer a stainless steel option, so you're stuck with aluminium if you go for Series 1.

The watch will have the S2's dual-core processor, but not the 50 meter water resistance nor the built-in GPS or brighter screen. It will be getting the watchOS 3 update, however, which lands 13 September.

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For $100 less than the newer smartwatch, it makes sense there would be fewer features for the Series 1 - but a faster processor isn't too bad.

Apple's also done away with its $10,000 gold Watch, which has been replaced with the new ceramic Edition that starts at a more-reasonable $1,249.

Pre-orders for both the Apple Watch Series 1 and 2 start on 9 September and both will be available from 16 September.

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  • Nischit says:

    Yay! Apple Watch series 2 is the way to go!

  • Hassnain says:

    this is so beauti ful watch pleace give me quickly

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