The Apple Watch Series 3 was launched in March 2017 and integrated LTE connectivity as a flagship feature. However, five years later we see how the quality and user experience with the device can really be improved. The arrival of new updates of watchOS is really an ordeal for the owners of this generation of Watch. They will arrive in June early betas of watchOS 9 and the technical requirements are likely to leave out the Apple Watch Series 3 hardware. and this could be the end of the device after five years on the market.
Will we say goodbye to the Apple Watch Series 3 this year?
We are facing the imminent farewell of one of Apple's longest-lived devices. Since its launch in March 2017, the Apple Watch Series 3 continues to sell out in stores around the world today. However, hardware-level limitations could lock the device out of watchOS 9.
And this, whether we like it or not, is a problem considering that Apple also sells the SE model. As the analyst comments Ming Chi Kuo, Apple would be thinking of discontinuing the Series 3 watch in the third quarter of this year (2o22). In addition, this information makes sense considering that rumors suggest that the Cupertino could launch three new models this year: Series 8, SE 2nd generation and a more resistant model for athletes.
Apple Watch Series 3 may go to end-of-life (EOL) in 3Q22 because the computing power can't meet the requirements of the new watchOS.
- ing 錤 (Ming-Chi Kuo) (@mingchikuo) March 21, 2022
Recall that the Series 3 has the S3 chip inside, 70% faster than the S2, increasing battery optimization up to 18 hours. As soon as to the new models of watches that we would see This 2022 it is unknown if Apple has decided whether to change the design to the square design that was talked about so much last year. And, finally, the Series 8 could include a body temperature sensor, thus increasing the number of sensors that outline the data provided at the health level.