A Comprehensive Guide to watchOS 10 Supported Devices

watchOS 10 supported devices and new features

WatchOS 10, the latest version of Apple's operating system for Apple Watch, brings exciting new features and enhancements to enhance the user experience. In this comprehensive guide, we will explore the supported devices for watchOS 10 and provide an overview of the update schedule. We will also discuss the compatibility of watchOS 10 with iPhones running iOS 17.

watchOS 10 Update Schedule

  1. June 5. Unveiling at WWDC Keynote. watchOS 10 was unveiled during the WWDC keynote presentation, where Apple showcased its new features and enhancements.

  2. June 5. Developer Beta Release. The first developer beta of watchOS 10 was released, allowing developers to test and optimize their apps for the new operating system.

  3. July. Public Beta Release. In July, Apple is planning to make the first public beta of watchOS 10 available to users. This release is intended for those who wish to try out the new features and provide valuable feedback to Apple.

  4. June-September. Series of Betas. Starting from June and continuing until September, Apple will release a series of betas for watchOS 10. These iterative releases will gradually refine and improve the operating system based on user feedback and bug reports.

  5. September. Public Release. The highly anticipated public release of watchOS 10 is scheduled for September. At this time, all compatible Apple Watch users will be able to update their devices to watchOS 10.0 and enjoy the full range of new features and improvements.

Supported Devices for watchOS 10

Compatibility with Apple Watches

  • Apple Watch Series 4
  • Apple Watch Series 5
  • Apple Watch SE
  • Apple Watch Series 6
  • Apple Watch Series 7
  • Apple Watch Series 8
  • Apple Watch Ultra

The Series 4 and later models are supported by watchOS 10. Apple has continued the trend of dropping support for older models every other year, and as a result, the Series 3 and earlier models are not compatible with watchOS 10.

Compatibility with iPhones

watchOS 10 requires a companion iPhone running iOS 17 or later. The following iPhones are compatible with watchOS 10:

  • iPhone XS / iPhone XS Max
  • iPhone XR
  • iPhone 11 / 11 Pro /11 Pro Max
  • iPhone 12 /12 Mini / 12 Pro / 12 Pro Max
  • iPhone 13 / 13 Mini / 13 Pro / 13 Pro Max
  • iPhone SE (second generation and later)
  • iPhone 14 / 14 Plus / 14 Pro / 14 Pro Max

Note: The iPhones X, 8, and 8 Plus are not compatible with watchOS 10 as they cannot run iOS 17 or later. Therefore, if you own an iPhone X, 8, or 8 Plus, you will not be able to use it with watchOS 10 on your Apple Watch.

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