What's the guesstimate at watch OS3 release date?

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  1. ssledoux macrumors 6502

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    I've been looking but can't find any information about the date watch os3 will be available. Is it still just a guess at this point?
     
  2. leebroath macrumors 6502

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    It will be either the day the iPhone 7 is introduced or when the phone is released
     
  3. JayLenochiniMac macrumors G5

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    We normally get the new iOS a few days before the new iPhone release. The iPhone 7 is rumored to street on 8/23 so if that happens, maybe the 21st?
     
  4. mrochester macrumors 65816

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    In relation to the final release, if you've installed the watch OS 3 beta, can you do an in-place install of the final release like you can with an iPhone?
     
  5. gwhizkids macrumors 68020

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    Just to avoid confusion, I think you meant 9/23 and 9/21. 9/21 would be my guess as well, but possibly 9/14, if they move things up a week re release.
     
  6. gwhizkids macrumors 68020

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    I will take the under on that.
     
  7. Mlrollin91 macrumors G4

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    If the new phone ships 9/16, then iOS and watchOS will be out 9/14. If it ships the 23rd, then it will be 9/21. Same as The last few years.
     
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    There is always the chance that the AW2 and iPhone 7 will not be released on the same date. We will know soon.
     
  10. Julien macrumors G3

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    Anecdotal: I believe wOS2 was a couple of weeks after iOS9.
     
  11. batting1000 macrumors 604

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    That's because there was a last minute bug that delayed its release.
     
  12. Newtons Apple macrumors P6

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    Could have also mean they did not have squat for inventory. I waited it seemed like months for a SSblack with link band.
     
  13. JayLenochiniMac macrumors G5

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    They're talking about wOS2.
     
  14. Julien macrumors G3

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    Yes, just pointing out that Apple does't have to release wOS3/:apple:Watch 2 at the same time as the iPhone 7/iOS10. Of course iOS10 MUST come before wOS3, but wOS3 can come after iOS10.
     
  15. JayLenochiniMac macrumors G5

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    So maybe 9/14 for iPhone 7 and 9/23 for AW2 (9/21 for wOS3)?
     
  16. deany macrumors 68030

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    I'm guessing for Wednesday "immediate download" for

    • watchOS 3
    • iOS 10

    I'm sure "immediate download"s have occured in the last nine years.

    maybe worth taking chargers into work on Wednesday.
     
  17. Julien macrumors G3

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    To the best of my recollection (which may be incorrect:eek:) this has not been the case. I always recall Apple not releasing the next iOS until a couple of days before the new product launch.
     
  18. JayLenochiniMac macrumors G5

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    This isn't correct. I think you might be confusing it with the beta version of some OS (e.g., iOS 9 beta was available for immediate download after WWDC).
     
  19. KrisLord macrumors 65816

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    We just get the gold master releases on the announcement day, as others have noted the full release is normally 2-3 days before the updated hardware is launched.
     
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    Fair play I was wrong - hope they make an exception on Weds though!
     
  21. Julien macrumors G3

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    The new OSs are in part to help drive desire and demand fro the new hardware. Apple doesn't want people installing the new OS's, having time to test and then finding that they are actually satisfied with their 'old' iDevices.
     
  22. deany macrumors 68030

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    great post, thanks
     
  23. JayLenochiniMac, Sep 4, 2016
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    Except we do get the new OS three days or so before the new hardware streets. It's rarely the case that the new OS is substantially faster/improved to justify not getting the new hardware. wOS 3 might be a rare exception for many current AW owners.
     
  24. CodeSpyder macrumors 6502a

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    Xcode beta has been at beta 6 since August 15. Usually, it is updated about every 2 weeks. I anticipate that Xcode GM will be released tomorrow and iOS 10 will be out in about a week, the day the new iPhones arrive. Just a guess.

    I remember when the iPad was new. We coders, who did this, had iPad apps out a day or two ahead of the release. Nothing like this is happening with iOS 10 or WatchOS3.
     

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