Leak hints on the first spherical of Apple Watch upgrades
There hasn’t been a lot speak of software program upgrades for the Apple Watch now that it is an actual product you’ll be able to (kind of) purchase, however sources for 9to5Mac perceive that there are some essential tweaks within the pipeline. To start out with, you will reportedly see third-social gathering “problems” (these parts that present calendars, the climate and extra) on watch faces. This sadly would not convey true third-celebration watch faces, however it’d offer you a fast option to examine info from different apps. You can see if in case you have any Twitter mentions simply by taking a look at your wrist, for instance.
Apple would additionally deal with considerations that you simply’re left excessive and dry in case you lose the Watch. It is believed to be engaged on a “Discover my Watch” function that, like Discover My iPhone, would make it easier to monitor, lock and wipe the wristwear. Because the gadget cannot simply hook up with the web by itself, it’d use its wi-fi alerts to find out its location relative to the iPhone and ping you if it thinks you’ve got forgotten your timepiece. This function may depend upon newer wi-fi hardware to work correctly, although, so there isn’t any assure that you’re going to see it this yr.
The remainder of Cupertino’s rumored plans are undoubtedly depending on new hardware. The corporate supposedly plans so as to add well being options (resembling blood strain monitoring and sleep monitoring) over the subsequent “a number of years,” a few of which probably did not make the reduce the primary time round. Additionally, the Watch can be marketed as a “main enter system” for the subsequent-era Apple TV. You would not want it (there would nonetheless be that extra superior distant), nevertheless it’d play an necessary position. And in contrast to most of the options talked about within the leak, chances are you’ll not have to attend lengthy to see what the Watch can do with Apple’s new set-prime field — Tim Prepare dinner and crew are nonetheless anticipated to unveil the brand new Apple TV at WWDC in June.