Apple’s large annual software program show – WWDC 2021 – is below way, and the keynote speech turned into packed complete of large announcements, which includes watchOS eight, which is about to include all forms of updates. These encompass a brand new Mindfulness app (which replaces the Breathe app), new pastime kinds withinside the Workout app, and an entire lot more.
So if you’ve were given an Apple Watch strapped on your wrist you may understandably be thinking whether or not you’ll be eligible for the update.
The quick solution is in all likelihood, as Apple is making watchOS eight to be had to each tool which can run watchOS 7 – that means the Apple Watch three and above.
Specifically then when you have an Apple Watch three, Apple Watch 4, Apple Watch 5, Apple Watch 6, or Apple Watch SE, then you’ll be capable of get watchOS eight whilst it lands.
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That’s exact news, and could typically be barely surprising, as assist for the oldest fashions frequently drops off with a brand new annual software program release.
That said, this yr it’s now no longer so surprising, for the reason that Apple nevertheless sells the Apple Watch three, so it might be atypical for the organization now no longer to assist it for some time longer, and could in all likelihood additionally disenchanted everybody who offered the tool recently. Still, the Apple Watch three’s days are certainly numbered, and we’d be amazed if it receives watchOS nine subsequent yr.
As for whilst you’ll be capable of get watchOS eight, you’ve possibly were given some time to wait, as even though it has been announced, primarily based totally on beyond shape it in all likelihood won’t be launched in completed shape till September, in all likelihood along the Apple Watch 7, that’s positive to run watchOS eight out of the box.
In the intervening time there may be a developer beta from today (June 7), and so one can be observed through a public beta in July. But each of these should show buggy and unstable, so in fashionable we’d suggest waiting.