The original Apple Watch won't be getting watchOS 5

Apple announced a bunch of new software at WWDC today, and watchOS 5 looks to give users lots to be excited about; however, there is one big caveat.

Although it wasn't specifically mentioned during the presentation, Apple's website after the Keynote was over confirmed that the first-generation Apple Watch — sometimes referred to as the Apple Watch Series 0 — will not be getting the watchOS 5 update.

This shouldn't be shocking news to anyone, as you haven't been able to buy a first-generation Apple Watch for quite some time, but this is the first time in the history of the device that the new software has cut older hardware out of receiving the update.

On top of needing the right Apple Watch, you'll also need to make sure you have a iPhone 5s or later running iOS 12 to install the new watchOS 5.

Are you sad about the "death" of the first generation Apple Watch?

Let us know in the comments below what you think!

Luke Filipowicz
Staff Writer

Luke Filipowicz has been a writer at iMore, covering Apple for nearly a decade now. He writes a lot about Apple Watch and iPad but covers the iPhone and Mac as well. He often describes himself as an "Apple user on a budget" and firmly believes that great technology can be affordable if you know where to look. Luke also heads up the iMore Show — a weekly podcast focusing on Apple news, rumors, and products but likes to have some fun along the way. 

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