Apple Releasing watchOS 6 for Series 3 and Later Sept. 19, Delayed for Older Apple Watches

Apple today announced that it will be releasing watchOS 6 on Thursday, September 19 for the Apple Watch Series 3 and Series 4 models.

‌watchOS 6‌ will not be immediately available on Series 1 and Series 2 ‌Apple Watch‌ models, with Apple instead delaying the release until "later this fall."


It is not clear why older ‌Apple Watch‌ models won't be getting the update at launch.

September 19 is just one day before new ‌Apple Watch‌ Series 5 models are expected to begin shipping out. ‌Apple Watch‌ Series 5 pre-orders are available starting today on Apple.com.

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10 weeks ago

Probably delaying it for performance reasons or something similar.

Out of interest, did the Series 5 not tempt you to upgrade? Even the series 4 is a massive jump over the 2.

For what I use it for the series 2 is still working great. I’m waiting to upgrade when the battery life is significantly extended. I thought today might have been the day!
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10 weeks ago
Strange, the beta is running fine on my series 2.
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10 weeks ago

Blah blah blah

nice comment. Keep at it
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Have the say I was stunned they didn't rev the hardware on the Series 5. Have a 3 and was slammed dunk for a update, but with Series 4 internals and a for sure hardware update with Series 6, now I'll have to think about it. I'm okay with raising my 3 to have the display come on (not a draw for me).


Wait one more year. I’m sure next years version will be a “full” upgrade.
Same with the iPhone btw
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10 weeks ago

Probably delaying it for performance reasons or something similar.

Out of interest, did the Series 5 not tempt you to upgrade? Even the series 4 is a massive jump over the 2.


Have the say I was stunned they didn't rev the hardware on the Series 5. Have a 3 and was slammed dunk for a update, but with Series 4 internals and a for sure hardware update with Series 6, now I'll have to think about it. I'm okay with raising my 3 to have the display come on (not a draw for me).
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10 weeks ago
The latest beta seems to be working absolutely fine on my series 2 but as I’ve just preordered a series 5 my main concern is now whether a watchOS 6 beta backup will restore ok on the watchOS 6 release version as it looks I won’t be able to update the series 2 before my 5 arrives.
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10 weeks ago
Probably trying to find a way to throttle those older watches but in a way they don’t get caught.. jk. What I think they should do is offer a light software version for their older model. I don’t use half the features of my bloated watch software..
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9 weeks ago

oh waw... does it run as smooth as watchOS 5 though ?

Seems smooth. I usually run the Apple Watch s1 with Wi-Fi on and Bluetooth off to double the battery life. That has some issues. Hopefully they fix the battery drain bafore the release.
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