What you need to run watchOS 8

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in Apple Watch edited June 22
Not all Apple Watches can run Apple's latest watchOS 8, find out which ones are compatible with the latest operating system announced at WWDC.

watchOS 8 runs on almost all Apple Watches available
watchOS 8 runs on almost all Apple Watches available


Apple has released a new Apple Watch every year since it was originally announced and only the first two generations have lost compatibility. These are the Apple Watches capable of running watchOS 8.

Apple Watch models compatible with watchOS 8

  • Apple Watch Series 6
  • Apple Watch Series 5
  • Apple Watch Series 4
  • Apple Watch Series 3
  • Apple Watch SE
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Comments

  • Reply 1 of 5
    andyringandyring Posts: 42member
    WOW.

    STILL supporting the Series 3?!?!?
    Fidonet127watto_cobra
  • Reply 2 of 5
    bageljoeybageljoey Posts: 1,932member
    andyring said:
    WOW.

    STILL supporting the Series 3?!?!?
    Lol!  Still supporting it??? 
    They are STILL SELLING it. New. In the Apple Store. Right now. 
    mike1watto_cobrabeowulfschmidtlongpath
  • Reply 3 of 5
    MplsPMplsP Posts: 3,160member
    bageljoey said:
    andyring said:
    WOW.

    STILL supporting the Series 3?!?!?
    Lol!  Still supporting it??? 
    They are STILL SELLING it. New. In the Apple Store. Right now. 
    Yes, the post should have been "STILL selling the series 3????"

    (or maybe "Still expecting people to spend 2 hours wiping and reinstalling just to get a software update????")
  • Reply 4 of 5
    docno42docno42 Posts: 3,551member
    bageljoey said:
    Lol!  Still supporting it??? 
    They are STILL SELLING it. New. In the Apple Store. Right now. 
    lol - if they weren't support it still there would be all the comments about forced obsolescence  :p   

    No winning with the Internet crowd.
    edited June 7 Dogpersonwatto_cobra
  • Reply 5 of 5
    longpathlongpath Posts: 351member
    andyring said:
    WOW.

    STILL supporting the Series 3?!?!?
    Since they still sell it, and they still offer AppleCare+, they are certain to support it for at least another two years, as failure to support an under warranty device is an engraved invitation to multiple lawsuits, class action and otherwise, and a violation of law in multiple countries. When Apple stops selling it, then and only then will the countdown to end of support start. Indeed, if Apple follows their own pattern, with the Series 2, that’s exactly how it will play out. For example, if Apple ceases selling the Series 3 this Autumn, depending on the specific date relative to the release of WatchOS 8, the Series 3 can be expected to support WatchOS 10. If the Series 3 isn’t discontinued until the Spring, then WatchOS 11 support is likely.
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