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The. And, from a pricing perspective, it picks things up where the , which has now been discontinued, left off.
Bottom line: the brand-new Apple Watch Series 5 starts at $399, though special editions -- which feature premium materials (including silver and titanium) and co-branding (including Hermes and Nike) -- are more expensive. The older, however, has become much more affordable, now starting at $199.
The major changes to the Apple Watch lineup:
- Introduction of , starting at $399
- marked down to $199 (38mm) and $239 (42mm)
In discounting the list price of the, Apple has simply formalized for months at Amazon and Walmart. In the coming weeks, on an array of older models -- including the Series 4 -- in order to clear the way for new inventory. So, if you're considering a purchase, keep an eye on our list of , which is updated daily.
The Apple Watch Series 5 is now available for preorder and will hit stores on Sept. 20. The chart below shows the list price for each version of theand the new pricing announced today for the Series 3.
Apple Watch prices, compared
|Apple Watch Series 5 GPS (40mm)||$399 / £399 / AU$649|
|Apple Watch Series 5 GPS (44mm)||$429 / £429 / AU$699|
|Apple Watch Series 5 GPS + Cellular (40mm)||$499 / £499 / AU$799|
|Apple Watch Series 5 GPS + Cellular (44mm)||$529 / £529 / AU$849|
|Apple Watch Series 3 GPS (38mm)||$199 / £199 / AU$319|
|Apple Watch Series 3 GPS (42mm)||$229 / £229 / AU$369|
|Apple Watch Series 3 GPS + Cellular (38mm)||$299 / £229 / AU$469|
|Apple Watch Series 3 GPS + Cellular (42mm)||$329 / £329 / AU$519|
The company has been adjusting the price of the Apple Watch Series 1, which started at $269 and $299. The company reversed course the following year, with the introduction of the GPS-enabled , which cost $369 and $399.. The , now sometimes referred to as the , cost $349 (38mm) and $399 (42mm) when it was introduced. In light of its popularity, Apple lowered the starting price of its successor, the
Apple gave the GPS-only Series 3 a starting price of $329 and $359, though the cellular versions were much more expensive -- $399 (38mm) and $429 (42mm). Last year's marked another rather dramatic change, as Apple both tweaked the sizes of the watches upwards to 40mm and 44mm, and increased prices accordingly. When they were released, the GPS models started at $399 and $429 and the LTE models cost $499 and $529.