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Apple has just announced the latest watchOS 5 operating system for Apple Watch wearables at its developer conference — WWDC 2018.

Apple has just announced the latest watchOS 5 operating system for Apple Watch wearables at its developer conference — WWDC 2018.

The watchOS 5 will be available as a free update for all Apple Watch wearables starting with the Apple Watch Series 1. 

Apple has just announced the latest watchOS 5 operating system for Apple Watch wearables at its developer conference — WWDC 2018. The new watchOS 5 brings a range of new features including Walkie-Talkie app, Apple Podcasts and support third-party apps on the Siri watch face. The watchOS 5 will be available as a free update for all Apple Watch wearables starting with the Apple Watch Series 1. Note that the new watchOS 5 requires Apple iPhone 5s or later on the latest iOS 12 to function smoothly.

Apple has also confirmed that the watchOS 5 will not be available on the original Apple Watch that was launched three years ago in September 2015. So, while the original Apple Watch is expected to receive security updates from Apple going forward, it will no longer receive any OS-level updates and no new feature will be rolled out for it.

Talking about features, the new watchOS 5 comes with a "Walkie-Talkie" app through which you can send short voice messages. The ‘watch-to-watch’ connection works with both GPS and Cellular version of Watch 3. Apple has also confirmed that the ‘Walkie-Talkie’ feature is not available in China, UAE and Pakistan. Additionally, there is now support Apple Podcast streaming on the Apple Watch with the new watchOS 5.