Comment: watchOS 9 is the greatest Apple Watch update in years

Apple previewed watchOS 9 during the WWDC 2022 keynote. For the first time, the company is not only bringing a ton of features to the Apple Watch, but it looks like Apple has finally learned how to let go of the Apple Watch Series 3, as the five-year-old wearable This will not support the upcoming OS.

It’s been at least a year since then 9to5Mac Reports of why Apple should stop selling the Apple Watch Series 3. With a small screen, fewer sensors, an outdated processor, and internal storage limitations, Series 3 owners have been struggling for years, especially when trying to update the watch to a new version of the operating system.

As with the iPhone, iPad, and Mac, Apple has decided that it will continue to support the Apple Watch Series 3 while limiting the number of features available. Now, finally, the company has stated that watchOS 9 will not be available for this model.

Weirdly enough, although a file Apple Watch Series 3 You won’t get watchOS 9, Apple still only sells it from its online store It says that it will not support the latest software update. Apparently, Apple wants to get the most out of this product before discontinuing it later this fall, when the company is rumored to be announcing not only Apple Watch Series 8, But also the second generation Apple Watch SE, the Apple Watch Extreme Sports.

Why does the end of the Apple Watch Series 3 mean watchOS 9 can finally shine?

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With the Apple Watch Series 3 losing support for watchOS 9, Apple can finally get rid of smaller screens. as you can see with watch facesApple has revamped a lot of older monitors so they now look better on the new 41mm and 45mm monitors, as well as making them more complex, thanks to newer processors.

If you have a file Apple Watch Series 7 And try to run some old watch faces watchOS 8, you will see how it looks, without optimizing it perfectly. With the Series 3 gone, Apple fixed that. In addition, Apple has revamped the notification system, which is now closer to the system available on the iPhone.

To me, it feels like watchOS 9 connects loose ends. For example, watchOS 8 presented a file sleep app, but she only made a few tidbits in your sleep schedule. Now, Apple is a convenient app with information you want to know about your period of rest. Previously, the Health app brought a lot of new functions, such as cycle tracking, and now watchOS 9 comes with a Medicines application It helps you keep track of all the pills and vitamins you take each day.

watchOS 9 also brings deeper Focus mode Integration, more languages ​​are available with QWERTY keyboardeven quick typewhich brings word prediction to the Apple Watch for the first time.

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I honestly think watchOS 9 is the greatest Apple Watch update in years and the main reason is that the Apple Watch Series 3 is going away forever. I know it’s a very affordable wearable for those who just want an Apple device to keep track of their daily activities, but with new watches coming soon and so many new technologies available, Apple is taking the right step to only support watchOS 9 for newer watches.

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