Apple’s forthcoming watchOS 7 update for the Apple Watch range will drop support for Series 1 and Series 2 smartwatches.
In a somewhat surprising call, Apple says watchOS 7 will only run on the Apple Watch Series 3 and up, leaving older devices stuck on watchOS 6.
Until now, Apple had only dropped support for the original 2015 Apple Watch with all other models supported in watchOS 6. It’s particularly tough news for owners of the Series 2 device, which launched less than four years ago.
Now you’ll need a Series 3 or higher to access new watchOS 7 features like the long-awaited sleep tracking, new complications, watch face sharing, and big updates to health and fitness tracking. watchOS 7 is also getting all of the fancy new Apple Maps features from iOS 14.
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