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The Apple Watch Series 3 has been discontinued from the Apple Store after being on sale for five years. The Series 3's removal comes as Apple has refreshed its Watch lineup to make itsthe new entry-level model. Apple also debuted the and the rugged at the alongside Apple announcements like the and the .
The removal of the Series 3 isn't a complete surprise, as the upcomingwill be the first to . Apple has kept the Series 3 in its lineup at a $199 price, but despite supporting WatchOS 8, the watch's smaller storage space and slower processor .
Following the Apple Watch portfolio shakeup, Apple now does not have an entry-level model at the $199 price. But by offering the Apple Watch SE at $249, it does lower the price of that model from the $279 that the.
The Series 3 debuted in 2017 alongside the iPhone X and is the first Apple Watch line to include cellular connectivity without requiring a nearby iPhone.