Drafts 28 is coming in the next couple of months. The actual release date will depend on when Apple releases the final versions of iOS 15, watchOS 8, and macOS 12, but I wanted to make people aware of planned changes to the minimum system requirements for Drafts in this release.
Beginning with Drafts 28, the minimum OS versions support will be:
- iOS/iPadOS 14.1 or greater (was iOS/iPadOS 13.4)
- watchOS 7.1 or greater (previously watchOS 5.0)
- macOS 10.13 (High Sierra) or greater (no change)
This represents no change to Mac requirements, and leaves no devices behind on iOS as any device capable of running iOS 13 can (and should!) update to iOS 14. It does mean the Apple Watch app will no longer be available on Series 1 and 2 Apple Watches.
We try to maintain backward compatibility when reasonable, but we can’t allow supporting older OS versions to prevent the app from moving forward with new capabilities (like an all-new Watch app!)