Apple has updated the list of products considered vintage and obsolete to add the first generation Apple Watch, the first model that was introduced in September 2014 but did not hit the market until April 2015. This is the first time the Apple Watch has been included in this category.
As I have mentioned, the first Apple Watch hit the market in April 2015 more than 6 years ago. It was followed in 2016 by the Apple Watch Series 1 and Apple Watch Series 2. Since then, Apple has been launching a new model every year, until 2021 where it has presented the Apple Watch Series 7, a model that is not yet for sale. .
The products that Apple considers Vintage are the devices that stopped being sold more than 5 years ago and less than 7. The original Apple Watch stopped selling in September 2016, when the Series 1 and Series 2 were released. When 7 years have passed since it stopped being sold, the product is considered obsolete.
If the product is considered Vintage, Apple does not guarantee that it has parts to repair the device through official channels including authorized centers. When it is considered Obsolete, Apple cannot directly repair the device, so the user has to make a living in other ways.
If you still have the first Apple Watch stored in a drawer, It’s the best you can doSince if you use it regularly and it stops working, Apple cannot guarantee 100% that it can still repair it.
Two years from now, when the device reaches 7 years of market launch, the chances of fixing it if it stops working they will be much smaller than today.