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mlomeli

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Feb 26, 2010
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Can I even use this watch? Will it pair?
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Holster

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Dec 25, 2019
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  • Apple Watch Series 3 has two models, one with a cellular plan like your phone (LTE) and one without (Non-LTE). LTE is compatible with iPhone 6 or later, and Non-LTE is compatible with iPhone 5s or later. Both need iOS 11 or later.
This was correct at launch. As noted above however, this has changed.

Wiki Gen 3 Apple Watch
 

mlomeli

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Feb 26, 2010
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Thank you to you both. I was hoping a previous [older] OS would be fine. That Wiki link helped TONS!

Merry Christmas to you both.
 
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fireboy60013

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Nov 25, 2019
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I got myself one for chrismas after getting my boyfriend one, should have got both of them at the same time, but he likes it so much, and I had to have one. I love the thing. I have the iPhone XR though so.....
 

uknation87

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Sep 14, 2016
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My son got an AW S3 for Christmas and we purchased a used IPhone SE for cheap so he could use it.

You could probably trade your iPhone in to your carrier and upgrade for cheap as another option.
 

Lubidubi

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Apr 16, 2015
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Can I even use this watch? Will it pair?
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Apple can and will downgrade your Aw3 to watch os 5. when there is no physical damage to the watch, just call them and explain your situation. They will setup a free repair, pickup the watch and downgrade it to the latest watchos 5.
did the same some weeks ago. No problem at all.
 
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