Apple has previewed watchOS 7 ahead of its release later this year, but two Apple Watch models running watchOS 6 won’t receive the software update. Apple Watch Series 1 and Apple Watch Series 2 will stop receiving major software updates with watchOS 6.

Before watchOS 7, Apple only dropped software support for the original Apple Watch. Apple Watch Series 1 replaced it in the lineup with a faster chip alongside Apple Watch Series 2.

Starting with watchOS 7 later this year, these will be required for significant software updates:

  • Apple Watch Series 3
  • Apple Watch Series 4
  • Apple Watch Series 5
  • …and later

watchOS 7 introduces support for built-in sleep tracking, dance workout tracking, and much more.

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