Apple watchOS 9: can it run in your current Apple Watch?


Apple’s newest watch software program can run on most older Apple Watch fashions – however not on Sequence 3

Apple Watch Series 7

The newest Apple Watch software program is watchOS 9 and it’s now accessible to obtain. It’ll be pre-installed on the brand new Apple Watch Sequence 8, Watch SE and Apple Watch Extremely.

There’s a obtrusive omission amongst Apple Watch compatibility for watchOS 9 – the Sequence 3 will not be supported. We predict that’s reasonably unlucky contemplating you’re nonetheless in a position to purchase an Apple Watch Sequence 3 nonetheless (it has been discontinued although, changed by the brand new Watch SE). We’ve outlined why we predict it’s flawed you may nonetheless purchase a Sequence 3 on this piece however basically we predict Apple ought to have discontinued it some time again.

watchOS 9 compatibility: full record

  • Apple Watch Sequence 4
  • Apple Watch Sequence 5
  • Apple Watch SE (all variations)
  • Apple Watch Sequence 6
  • Apple Watch Sequence 7

You’ll additionally want an iPhone 8 or later to put in watchOS 9 and for that system to have iOS 16 – this matches up with the system necessities for iOS 16 itself.

The iPhone 14, AirPods Professional 2 and Apple Watch Sequence 8 had been launched alongside a brand new Apple Watch SE and prime line Watch Extremely at Apple’s Far Out launch occasion on 7 September. You may meet up with all the brand new launches in our devoted protection. The Apple Watch Extremely topped the invoice with its 49mm case, a brighter (as much as 2000nits) and flatter display plus a brand new customisable motion button on the facet.