Apple Watch Series 3 Overview Updated June 7, 2021

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The next generation Apple Watch, Series 3 includes both LTE and non-LTE versions. The new Watches were announced at Apple’s September 12 event where the company also unveiled the iPhone 8/8 Plus and iPhone X and Apple TV 4K.

The LTE models use a virtual embedded SIM card to save on space are able to make calls, stream Apple Music, use Siri, and more independent of an iPhone or Wi-Fi network.

All Series 3 Apple Watches feature the new S3 processor with up to 70% faster performance and the new W2 to provide 85% faster Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connections while being 50% more efficient.

Other improvements coming with the new Apple Watches include “Siri Speaks” and a doubling of the storage from 8GB to 16GB.

Apple has discontinued Series 2, so now the current lineup includes Series 1 and Series 3 Apple Watches.

Apple Watch Series 3 Stories June 7

Apple Watch Series 3 support continues for another year with watchOS 8

Apple Watch Series 3 is having a hard time updating to new versions of watchOS 7, but there’s good news for customers using the hardware first introduced in 2017. watchOS 8 will run on all Apple Watch models that support watchOS 7.

Apple Watch Series 3 Stories June 5

Over the past few weeks, we’ve been discussing at 9to5Mac what path will Apple take with the Apple Watch Series 3. Discontinuing it should be the obvious verdict, but it’s not a guarantee that it’s what the company will do. Here’s to another year of Series 3.

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Apple Watch Series 3 Stories June 4

We here at 9to5Mac have talked about how Apple should kill the Apple Watch Series 3 for a while now. It’s Apple’s “white elephant,” as my colleague José has said, while Filipe noted, “If the company really cares about the user experience, it should discontinue the Apple Watch Series 3 while it can.” The primary issue with the Apple Watch Series 3 is really just that it’s getting slower and can’t handle updates. As it turns out, there’s precedent for Apple killing a product immediately before WWDC because it was going to drop compatibility for it. That product was an iPod touch.

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Apple Watch Series 3 Stories June 2

The Apple Watch lineup currently consists of options ranging from the Apple Watch Series 3, first introduced in 2017, to the Apple Watch Series 6, released in 2020. The Apple Watch Series 3 is a tempting option at $199 in Apple’s lineup, but should you buy it in 2021? There are a few things to consider.

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Apple Watch Series 3 Stories May 29

The Apple Watch Series 3 is becoming a problem for Apple. Updating the smartwatch is getting messier and messier but, at the same time, having a $199 Watch option is an incredible deal for a brand like Apple. So what the company should do about the Apple Watch Series 3?

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Apple Watch Series 3 Stories May 27

I recently wrote an opinion piece on why Apple should discontinue Apple Watch Series 3 now, as multiple users have been complaining that it has become nearly impossible to install watchOS updates. While the problem is still there, Apple seems to have made some changes in iOS 14.6, which now automatically asks the user to restore their Apple Watch Series 3 before updating it.

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