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Topic: watchOS 2

Apple announces that it won't accept app updates built with watchOS 1.0 SDK after April 1, 2018

11/16/2017, 06:11 pm

Apple has issued guidance to developers, suggesting that it will discontinue support for watchOS 1, with updates for apps limited to that version no longer accepted after April 1, 2018.

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Developer interest in Apple Watch eclipsed by iOS and tvOS, report says

05/30/2016, 09:05 pm

As Apple works to build out software support for its nascent Apple Watch platform, a report published Monday claims developers have lost interest in coding for the wearable, and have turned their sights back to iOS and Apple's latest software product, tvOS.

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Apple requires all new watchOS apps be native by June 1

04/22/2016, 06:04 pm

In an announcement to developers on Friday, Apple said come June 1, all new watchOS titles submitted to the App Store must be native apps built with the company's latest watchOS 2 software development kit.

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Apple drops third betas of iOS 9.3, watchOS 2.2, and tvOS 9.2 [u]

02/08/2016, 01:02 pm

Apple on Tuesday provided developers with new pre-release versions of the software that runs the company's mobile ecosystem, releasing iOS 9.3 beta 3, watchOS 2.2 beta 3, and tvOS 9.2 beta 3.

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Apple releases watchOS 2.0.1 with fixes for battery life, app installs, calendar syncing

10/21/2015, 01:10 pm

Apple Watch owners have a new update available that will fix a number of bugs with the device, including various issues that could affect the battery life and performance of the first-generation wearable.

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The best watchOS 2-compatible apps now available for Apple Watch

09/22/2015, 02:09 pm

This week's launch of watchOS 2 brings a whole slew of new features and capabilities for developers, some of which are already being taken advantage of by new Apple Watch apps. Here's a rundown of some of the best and most interesting watchOS 2 apps that can showcase the versatility of your Apple Watch.

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Apple releases fixed watchOS 2 for Apple Watch with native apps, Time Travel, nightstand mode

09/21/2015, 01:09 pm

Apple on Monday officially released watchOS 2, following a brief delay caused by the last-minute discovery of a critical bug. The newly released software gives users access to native third-party apps, a new Time Travel function, custom photo watch faces, nightstand mode, and more.

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This week on AppleInsider: Apple Car progress, legal battles, iOS 9 launch & more

09/19/2015, 05:09 am

Even with a Sept. 9 press event in the rear-view mirror, major Apple stories kept on rolling this week -- particularly in the legal world, and in relation to the possibility of a self-driving car.

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Bug forces Apple to delay watchOS 2 launch at last minute

09/16/2015, 11:09 am

Originally scheduled to launch to the public today, watchOS 2 will arrive later than intended, due to the discovery of a bug in the software, Apple has confirmed.

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This week on AppleInsider: New iPhones, new iPads, new Apple TV, new everything

09/12/2015, 06:09 am

There was of course one overriding theme this week: Apple's Sept. 9 press event, where it unveiled new iPhones, the iPad Pro, and a fourth-generation Apple TV. There was far more to unpack than just those devices, however.

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Apple begins accepting iOS 9, watchOS 2, El Capitan app submissions

09/11/2015, 07:09 pm

Ahead of an official launch of its next-generation iOS, OS X and watchOS operating systems, Apple on Friday announced it is now accepting submissions for apps compatible with each platform's features.

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watchOS 2, Best Buy expansion expected to boost Apple Watch sales this holiday

08/26/2015, 11:08 am

Investment firm J.P. Morgan believes sales of the Apple Watch will see a boost from two key events this fall --the launch of watchOS 2 with support for native third-party apps, and a retail expansion to all Best Buy locations.

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Apple seeds fifth iOS 9, watchOS 2 betas to developers, third public iOS 9 beta [u]

08/06/2015, 01:08 pm

Apple on Thursday released a fifth beta of iOS 9 to developers, arriving a little over two weeks after the previous one. The company simultaneously released a matching beta of watchOS 2.

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TestFlight gets support for iOS 9 features, improved notification options

08/05/2015, 04:08 pm

Apple on Wednesday updated its TestFlight beta-testing app with support for various iOS 9 features, while also giving users more control over incoming notifications.

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Apple releases fourth betas of iOS 9, OS X El Capitan, watchOS 2 to developers

07/21/2015, 02:07 pm

Apple's three forthcoming software updates were given new beta releases on Tuesday, allowing developers to test the latest builds of iOS 9, OS X El Capitan, and watchOS 2.

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This week on AppleInsider: Thicker iPhones, new iOS and OS X betas, Office for Mac & more

07/11/2015, 08:07 am

An active news week saw the first public betas of iOS 9 and OS X El Capitan, new details about next-generation iPhones, and the release of Office 2016 for Mac.

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Apple issues third betas of iOS 9, Watch OS 2 & OS X 10.11 El Capitan to developers

07/08/2015, 01:07 pm

Testing of Apple's next-generation software platforms continues to move along, as developers on Wednesday were provided with the third beta releases of iOS 9, WatchOS 2 and OS X 10.11 El Capitan, ahead of their anticipated release this fall.

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Apple issues second watchOS 2.0 beta to developers

06/23/2015, 01:06 pm

Alongside a new iOS 9 beta, Apple on Tuesday seeded a second beta of watchOS 2.0 to developers, marking another milestone towards the software's public launch in the fall.

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Apple is making the Watch better by making it even more realtime

06/14/2015, 02:06 pm

Apple is set to introduce two new features in the second generation of watchOS --internet connectivity independent of the iPhone and push-capable complications --that promise to make the company's first wearable an even better companion.

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This week on AppleInsider: WWDC blowout, antitrust investigations, mystery vans & more

06/13/2015, 08:06 am

The lion's share of the week's Apple news occurred during Monday's WWDC 2015 keynote, when the company unveiled OS X El Capitan, iOS 9, watchOS 2, and Apple Music. The rest of the week was not uneventful however, with word of antitrust investigations and the real story behind Apple's mapping vans.

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