Apple watch iOS 3.0

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  1. DarkSorrow82 macrumors regular

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    When will we be able to download Watch iOS 3.0? All i can find is you need to be a developer to get it now which sucks.
     
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    It will likely be released about 2 days before the new iPhone is available in stores. Roughly 3 weeks from now.
     
  3. westcoastcyc macrumors regular

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    You're going to like it! It has made my watch a little more useful.
     
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    Cool. Can't wait. Wish I had a dev account but you gotta pay for it from what I found out.
     
  5. westcoastcyc macrumors regular

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    I bought this watch off of Swappa and it happened to already have OS3 on it. It was kind of a pain in the butt because I had to put the iOS 10 beta on my iPhone in order to get it to pair.
     
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    Yep, unlike iOS, there's no public beta for watchOS yet, as far as I know :) Almost September, few more weeks. Don't worry bout it too much.
     
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    Public or Dev iOS 10?
     
  8. Floris macrumors 68020

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    You can put dev/public beta of iOS 10 on your phone. But the 'dev' version requires a dev account.
    watchOS dev builds also require a dev account. I don't think there's a public beta of watchOS available this cycle.
     
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    Guess I;ll be waiting for the public release. Kinda sucks but what ya going to do.
     
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    It's around the corner, not worth the $$ just to get a couple of weeks head start at this point.
     
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    You got that right. Good thing I couldn't find out where to pay for a dev account lol.
     
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    I think the reason that they do not offer a Public Beta of watchOS 3 is because there is no way to restore it back to watchOS 2 if there is a problem.
     
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    That could very well be the case. I didn't think about that.
     
  16. Mlrollin91 macrumors G4

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    Yes, it is most definitely the case. There is no way to downgrade your watch without shipping it to Apple for a 'repair'. Until there is a way to downgrade at home, there will not be a PB for the watch.
     
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    If that's the case how do you backup 2.x versions and restore?
     
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    You might have misread what I said. The only way to downgrade is to send it to Apple. That is why there is no PB.
     
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    The $99 is covering everything though. It's not just watch os, you get to be a dev for safari extensions, watchOS, tvOS, iOS, macOS, write apps for macOS and sell through app store, etc. I bet ya if MS would have done this 10 years ago, they would have charged for every single time you login :p I think it's a bargain to be honest. Especially if people become a developer to be .. a developer ... an investment into what product, software, service, etc they're making. Like renting a building you sell shoes from. Rent is nothing compared to the revenue those shoes will make ya.
     
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    Backup is about the user data and iDevice setting but NOT the OS. So, yes you can backup your data and settings but you can't revert to wOS 2.2. There is no way to do a user DFU mode on the :apple:Watch.
     
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    If you google it there is a way to upgrade AW to os3 without need to be developers. I did it and it run smoothly, no issues at all. Looks like to have a new Watch
     
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    And to provide the counterpoint, if you do this and brick your watch, Apple may choose not to "repair" (probably replace it) it for you without you paying a hefty fee, or even full value. They will know that you are not a developer and they will know how the Watch got bricked. This is essentially voiding the warranty.
     
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    What in the jesus is watch ios? A fusion of watch and iphone os?
     
  25. Julien macrumors G3

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    OP is a newbie so cut him/her a little slack.;) OP it is wOS or watchOS or just the OS for the :apple:Watch.:eek:
     

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