watchOS 9 Drops Support for Apple Watch Series 3

watchOS 9 has officially dropped support for the Apple Watch Series 3, as it will only be compatible with the Apple Watch Series 4 and later.

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watchOS 9 includes several refinements to the Workout app, sleep tracking, and new and updated watch faces. watchOS 9 developer beta will be available later today and for public beta testers in July.

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Top Rated Comments

JCCL Avatar
25 months ago
Well....wasn't Apple selling the Series 3 as of yesterday?
Score: 18 Votes (Like | Disagree)
fwmireault Avatar
25 months ago
Is there a precedent of apple dropping OS support for a product that is still being sold in their store?
Score: 17 Votes (Like | Disagree)
james2538 Avatar
25 months ago
Honestly it's kind of messed up to drop iOS support for a product that they were still selling as of yesterday (and maybe still will today). If someone bought a 3 they should get updates for at least a year.

This says something more about Apple still selling an ancient model rather than dropping support for older hardware.
Score: 9 Votes (Like | Disagree)
gah5037 Avatar
25 months ago
Holy crap its still for sale after the presentation....
Score: 8 Votes (Like | Disagree)
ashleyryan15 Avatar
25 months ago
Now they're listing "compatible with the latest software" as a feature!

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Score: 7 Votes (Like | Disagree)
TheRoadRunner Avatar
25 months ago
Good riddance to the Series 3. Should have been dropped before. Having to reset your device to install updates is ridiculous!
Score: 7 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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