The company could always choose to include support with later beta versions ahead of the watchOS consumer roll out this autumn, but it looks an very bad lot like Apple is drawing a line under the original's run.
Apple has added competition to the watch's activity-sharing feature to make it even more social.
Apple is making some improvements to its Siri watch face. This is especially important as Apple plans new smart watch hardware later this year. New episodes of your subscribed podcasts will be automatically synced, and you can also ask Siri for a specific podcast. Additionally, the Siri watch face will also show actionable content and enhanced notifications from favorite third-party apps like Nike+ Run Club and more.
Apple has just announced watchOS 5, and has confirmed that if you own the original Apple Watch you won't be able to download the new software when it's released later this year. These types of challenges are incredibly popular with Fitbit users, and now you'll be able to challenge Apple Watch-wearing friends to 7-day activity competitions.
The yoga workout feature primarily tracks the user's heart rate, but the hiking workout is more robust, including metrics for things like elevations and pace. Apple announced an improved WorkOut API for greater performance of native apps and the ability for third-party apps to play background audio.
But there's also a bad news for a certain bunch of Apple Watch users.
If you're an Apple Watch fan, the company has some good news for you now.
Apple on Monday introduced a handful of new features for its Siri watch face on the Apple Watch. The developer beta of watchOS 5 is now available for developers via the Apple site. Furthermore, watchOS 5 brings the awaited customise button arrangements in the Control Center.
Another standout feature is listed for students, replacing student ID cards. This will let students user their Apple Watch to enter areas normally limited in access to those with student ID cards.
The Pride watch band and face.