Apple today announced watchOS 7 for the Apple Watch. This is a pretty major watchOS update that adds a number of new fitness-oriented and health-related features. If you are wondering if your Apple Watch will be getting the watchOS 7 update or not, read below.
Apple cannot support the Apple Watch as long as it typically does for iPhones. This is because the first few iterations of the Apple Watch had a weak chipset that has not really aged well with time. With the watchOS 6 update, Apple dropped support for the Apple Watch Series 0. With watchOS 7, Apple is dropping support for Apple Watch Series 1 as well as the Apple Watch Series 2.
Which Apple Watch Models Are Compatible with watchOS 7?
The following Apple Models are compatible with watchOS 7: Apple Watch Series 5, Apple Watch Series 4, and Apple Watch Series 3.
watchOS 7 is a big update so it makes sense that Apple had to drop support for the Apple Watch Series 2 alongside Apple Watch Series 1 due to its old hardware. As of now, it is unclear if the new Sleep tracking feature in watchOS 7 will be available on the Apple Watch Series 3 or not.
A number of new features in watchOS 7 are only going to be available on the Apple Watch Series 5 and Series 4. Older Apple Watch models are not going to get them because of their weaker hardware. Apple will also be releasing a public beta of watchOS 7 next month for all the compatible Apple Watch.
Are you disappointed that Apple has dropped support for Apple Watch Series 1 and Series 2 with watchOS 7?