Long and stable support of their products is something that customers love Apple. Even beginners know that if the company releases a new version of the operating system, so it will be immediately available on all compatible devices. Affects the ability initially to develop updates with the features of branded gadgets, not to adapt them after the fact, as on Android. That’s just from any rule there are exceptions that affect even Apple.
watch OS 6.0, which Apple is going to release together with iOS iPadOS 13 and 19 September, for the first time in the history of the company first released only for the new models of watches, and only then, after some time, for old. This is stated on the official website of the company. First and foremost, Apple’s going to update the Apple Watch Series 3 and Series 4, while the Series 5 is already out of the box will work on the new OS.
When I updated the Apple Watch Series 1 and Series 2
But the Apple Watch Series 1 and Series 2 will receive the update later. Apparently, Apple itself is not sure when will be able to begin to update those models, offering a focus on autumn. Practice shows that in cases where the company specifies as the deadline is some time of year, in most cases, it either performs the promised back to back, or even takes extra time, as was the case with the launch of the original AirPods. So expect to release the update before the middle of November, we would not.
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In Cupertino do not say what it was related to the delay. But guess what, by and large, is not so difficult. Most likely, the developers faced challenges in adapting the App Store for older models, the performance of which would be enough to pull the directory itself and the apps that will be available in its range. Anyway, this is one of the key innovations watchOS 6 that can make Apple Watch more independent than before.
Why not go watchOS 6
Anyway, but before that, Apple never allowed myself to upgrade one line at different times regardless of their novelty. It turns out that this time Apple really had serious problems, not overcoming which it took her more time than was initially calculated. Importantly, now the company has managed to solve them, and that she had abandoned the idea of updating the Apple Watch Series 1 and Series 2 in General. Yes, this in the history of the company have not been, but everything always happens for the first time. Isn’t it?