watchOS 9 is a Sleeper Hit
José Adorno: watchOS 9 is Apple Watch's greatest update in years thanks to Series 3 being discontinued
I honestly think watchOS 9 is the greatest update for the Apple Watch in years and the main reason is Apple Watch Series 3 going away for good. I know it’s a very affordable wearable for those who just want an Apple device to track their daily activities, but with new Watches coming soon and so many new technologies available, Apple is making the right move to support watchOS 9 only to newer Watches.
I completely agree here, watchOS 9 is actually a pretty great release, even though it felt like it was basically skipped over in the WWDC keynote. I'll have something more comprehensive about why this update is excellent when the public beta is available, but needless to say I'm quite excited for people to get their hands on this.