Apple’s watchOS 10 will formally be out there on September 18, the corporate confirmed throughout its iPhone 15 launch occasion on Tuesday. The replace is concurrently one of many largest facelifts ever for watchOS, whereas additionally being a throwback to the unique “Glances” function from the unique Apple Watch. As a substitute of specializing in particular person apps, WatchOS 10 depends on widgets in each watch face — simply flip the Digital Crown and you will have fast entry to issues like timers, music, or a podcast episode that you just’re listening to.
Given how complicated multitasking has been in watchOS for a while, it is sensible for Apple to reorient the platform round easy duties, reasonably than have you ever flip by means of a number of app screens. (Possibly Apple simply seen that folks actually like utilizing the Siri watch face, which supplied an analogous array of widgets.)
As we noticed throughout WWDC, watchOS 10 will come geared up with two new watch faces — a colourful view referred to as Palette, and one that includes Woodstock and Snoopy — and features a slew of different upgrades. You’ll add nook shortcuts to the Exercise app, for one, whereas the Compass app will robotically log the place you final had mobile connectivity (in case you’ll want to backtrack for an emergency name).
watchOS 10 can be out there on the Apple Watch Collection 4 or later, and it additionally requires an iPhone XS working iOS 17. We’ll be reviewing each the brand new Apple Watch Collection 9 and Extremely 2 quickly sufficient, and can you’ll want to embody ample suggestions on watchOS 10 in each instances, however within the meantime try some early impressions of each watches from Engadget’s Deputy Opinions Editor, Cherlynn Low, who was on the bottom in Cupertino overlaying the occasion.
Comply with all the information dwell from Apple’s ‘Wonderlust’ occasion proper right here.