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.
- watchOS 7 for Apple Watch: Sleep tracking, face sharing, new workouts including dance, hand washing detection, more
- Apple releasing watchOS 7 public beta for the first time next month
- watchOS 6 will give customers with older Apple Watches new reasons to upgrade
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