The Apple Watch Series 3 has its days numbered

Al Apple Watch series 3 He has three newscasts left to live. The company keeps it in its product catalog because it still sells well. For 219 Euros you can buy the Apple smartwatch if you do not care about the news of the later series, but this week it has suffered a major setback.

Due to its limited storage, from now on you have to restore the device every time you want to install a new update. A real pain in the ass. The perfect excuse to buy a new Apple Watch if you have already been with your series 3 for a few years. But it is not acceptable that you buy it now new, and discover such a "brown". So the most logical (and sensible) thing is for it to be removed from the Apple Stores.

As we comment A couple of days ago, Apple Watch Series 3 users were having serious problems updating watchOS. Even when updating the iPhone to which it is linked to iOS 14.6.

In order to do this, you have to restore the device first. Once restored, you already have free storage enough to perform the update. A real «painstaking», if we consider that Apple releases updates every two by three.

The problem comes because the Apple Watch Series 3 only has 8 GB storage. More than enough when it was launched in 2017, but insufficient today. On the other hand, the Apple Watch Series 3 LTE model, has double the storage, 16 GB, more than enough to update the device today without problems.

So if you've had an Apple Watch Series 3 for a few years now, you already have the perfect excuse to jump into a Series 4 or 6. What does not seem "honest" to me is that you buy a device today at Apple and have to restore it every time there is an update because it does not have enough storage.

Solutions to the problem

Interestingly, the LTE version of the Series 3 has twice the storage than Wi-Fi alone.

Knowing the reason for the problem, the solutions are clear. One would be for Apple to make the Series 3 with 16GB of storage like the Series 3 LTE. That would ensure the current updates and probably those of the next watchOS 8.

Another would be to launch a special watchOS for this series, which requires less storage. And a third, which will lower the price of LTE and withdraw the Apple Watch Series 3 from the stores. The most likely, and least expensive for the company, is that the two models of the Apple Watch Series 3 will be withdrawn from sale, and the Apple WatchSE as an economic model. We'll see what the Cupertino guys do.


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