The Apple Watch Series 3 is expected to lose support later this year, so it may not get WatchOS 9

The Apple Watch Series 3 is expected to lose support later this year, so it may not get WatchOS 9

According to known Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, the Apple Watch Series 3 may reach its end-of-life in the third quarter of 2022 as its computing power would not meet the requirements of the new WatchOS, i.e. WatchOS 9. The Apple Watch 3 comes with a relatively old processor called the Apple S3, which is a dual-core chip. Additionally, the device has 768MB of RAM and 16GB of internal storage. Apple Watch Series 3 might lose software support soon.

The Apple Watch Series 3 could be phased out in the third quarter of 2022 due to its inability to satisfy the demands of the forthcoming WatchOS 9. Apple Watch could be phased out later this year. Apple may release WatchOS 9 at the Worldwide Developers Conference, and the smartwatch may not be able to support the update, putting it out of service. Apple Watch 3 was released in 2017 and is the company’s oldest wearable to support WatchOS 8. Continue reading to learn more about the Apple Watch 3 and how it might be running on its final update.

Highlights

  • As of now, the Apple Watch Series 3 GPS is available from Rs. 20,900 on the Apple website. On Flipkart, the Apple Watch Series 3 (38mm) is available from Rs. 19,900 for the GPS version. Given that the Apple Watch SE is priced around Rs. 30,000, it would be a better option than Apple Watch Series 3 at this point in time, as those who buy the Apple Watch Series 3 might lose software support in a few months.

  • In comparison, the latest Apple Watch Series 8 has come a long way as it has the new Apple S7 chip and comes with 32GB of internal storage. Apple has made some very noticeable improvements in its latest smartwatch. For instance, it now comes with a Retina LTPO OLED display that can achieve up to 1000 nits of peak brightness and runs on watchOS 8.

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