Apple launched the fourth-generation Apple Watch 4 smart watch in 2018. In addition to the tactile feedback on the crown, it also added three new health functions for the first time in that year: slow heart rate reminder, electrocardiogram (ECG) detection, and fall detection. Measurement.

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Apple announced earlier this year that this year's WWDC 2023 developer conference will be held in the early hours of June 6, Taiwan time.

In addition to bringing Apple fans a preview of the new features and interfaces of the next-generation iOS 17, iPadOS 17, macOS 14, watchOS 10 and tvOS 17 system upgrades this year, it is rumored that Appleā€™s long-developed first MR helmet is also expected to debut for the first time. debut.

Regarding the iPhone models that can be supported by the new iOS 17 system, foreign media have previously reported that the three models released in 2017 include: iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus equipped with the A11 chip, and the first iPhone of the year. The iPhone X with a "notch groove" screen may face the fate of being eliminated.

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As for the models of the Apple Watch smart watch series product line, the watchOS 10 system upgrade will usher in this year. Japanese media have counted the number of upgrade support for the past generations of Apple Watch, and based on this, it is estimated that the fourth-generation Apple Watch Series will be released in 2018. 4. It has been about five years since it came out, and it is very likely that it will be excluded from the list of models supported by the watch.

Japanese media iPhone-Mania broke the news that looking back at the number of upgrade support for Apple Watch models in the past, it can be up to four times.

Take the watchOS 9 system released by Apple last year as an example, which eliminated the Apple Watch 3 that came out in 2017.

The Apple Watch 3 has gone through the watchOS 4/5/6/7/8 system, and received a total of four upgrade support.

A list of the number of watchOS system upgrades received by the entire series of Apple Watch in the past.

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Based on this estimate, the fourth-generation Apple Watch Series 4 launched in 2018 has been supported by the watchOS 5/6/7/8/9 system four times so far.

It is extremely unlikely that this year it will be upgraded to support the new version of watchOS 10.

As for the fifth-generation Apple Watch Series 5 and subsequent models launched in 2019, they can still get the upgrade of the new watchOS 10 system this year.

The list of supported models speculated by Japanese media includes: Apple Watch Series 5 (2019), Apple Watch SE (2020), Apple Watch Series 6 (2020), Apple Watch Series 7 (2021), Apple Watch SE 2nd generation (2022), Apple Watch Series 8 (2022) and Apple Watch Ultra (2022), etc.

When Apple released the fourth-generation Apple Watch 4 smart watch in September 2018, it attracted great attention. In addition to the major revision of the appearance, size and UI interface, it added three new health functions for the first time. Including: slow heart rate reminder, electrocardiogram (ECG) detection and fall detection, making Apple Watch more practical.

There are still more than two months before the arrival of this year's Apple WWDC Developers Conference, and it is not ruled out that the supported upgrade models will change.

The actual upgrade conditions and list of supported models are yet to be announced by Apple at that time.

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