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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.