Apple Releases watchOS 5.3.2 for Apple Watch 4 Users with Older iPhone

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Apple recently launched the watchOS 6 and in order to run it on Apple Watch, you need to be running iOS 13. The requirement posed a problem for some as they owned older iPhones that are not supported by iOS 13. Apple is fixing the issue by launching a watchOS update that is supported by iPhone 5s and iPhone.

In other words, iPhone 5s and 6 users are not able to update their Apple Watch 4 to watchOS 6. Needless to say, such users will miss out on security updates. Apple has released watchOS 5.3.2 for such users. It is worth noting that watchOS 5.3.2 was first released on Apple Watch Series 1, Series 2 and Series 3 in September. The update includes important security fixes like

Impact: A remote attacker may be able to cause unexpected application termination or arbitrary code execution

Description: An out-of-bounds read was addressed with improved input validation.

Apple Watch Series 4 was launched last year and debuted with features like ECG. For the first time since the release, Apple Watch has been redesigned. While it still keeps the square face, the screen now pushes way towards the edge. The digital crown on Apple Watch 4 powered by a haptic engine and gives you the satisfying clicks of turning a crown using haptic feedback. Apple discontinued Watch Series 4 after launching the latest Apple Watch Series 5.

Our Take

Despite the new features and dedicated App Store, Apple Watch is still reliant on iPhone. This needs to change as quickly as possible. We hope that the 2020 Apple Watch will gain better standalone features and will not require the iPhone to update to the latest watchOS. What do you think about watchOS 6 requiring a newer iPhone? Is it not enough that the Apple Watch supports the latest update. Let us know your thoughts.

[via 9to5Mac]