Apple’s Watch Series 3 smartwatch model has been 5 years old and is about to be unable to “carry” the new operating system version.
According to Phone Arena , Apple is expected to stop supporting updates for its Watch Series 3 generation from this year. Although launched 5 years ago, the Apple Watch Series 3 is still a suitable device for those who are new to smartwatches who have other products available in the “apple apple” ecosystem , want to experience whether they should buy one. high life Apple smart watch or not.
Analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, who is famous for inside Apple leaks, confirmed that Watch Series 3 will stop being supported because the chip on this device is no longer powerful enough to run the new operating system watchOS 9 is expected to be released later this year.
The S3 chip – the 3rd generation processor on Apple’s smartwatches has reached the limit of the current watchOS version. On the market, the most powerful Apple Watch model is the Series 7 with an S7 chip, and the cheap Watch SE model also owns an S5 chip.
Mr. Kuo predicts that the Watch Series 3 will reach the end of its life cycle (EOL) in the third quarter of this year, when Apple holds its WWDC event – where it usually introduces the next generation of watchOS.
With the Watch Series 3 ending its life cycle this year, the Watch Series 4 generation will likely be the next name on the list next year. According to iMore , if the Series 3 model can’t run watchOS 9, it’s likely that the platform has new and exciting features that haven’t been announced yet, which require a more powerful processor.