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Apple Seeds watchOS 6.2 Golden Master to Developers

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Apple today seeded the golden master version of an upcoming watchOS 6.2 update to developers, one week after seeding the fifth beta and a month after the release of watchOS 6.1.3 with bug fixes.


Once the proper configuration profile has been installed from the Apple Developer Center, the new watchOS beta can be downloaded through the dedicated Apple Watch app on the iPhone by going to General > Software Update.

To install the update, the Apple Watch needs to have at least 50 percent battery, it must be placed on the charger, and it has to be in range of the iPhone.

watchOS 6.2 introduces Apple Watch App Store support for in-app purchases, which will allow developers to create and sell Apple Watch apps that offer in-app purchase options and subscriptions. Apple's release notes for the update are below:
watchOS 6.2 includes new features, improvements, and bug fixes:
- Introduces in-app purchases for Apple Watch apps
- Fixes an issue where music playback could pause when switching from Wi-Fi to Bluetooth connectivity
- ECG app on Apple Watch Series 4 or later now available in Chile, New Zealand, and Turkey
- Irregular heart rhythm notifications now available in Chile, New Zealand, and Turkey
Some features may not be available for all countries or all areas, for more information visit: https://www.apple.com/watchos/feature-availability/

For information on the security content of this update, please visit this website: https://support.apple.com/HT201222
Code in iOS 13.4, the companion update to watchOS 6.2, suggests that both the iPhone and the Apple Watch will in the future have a "CarKey" feature that will let them be used in lieu of a car key to unlock NFC-capable vehicles. It's not clear if this feature will be available when watchOS 6.2 launches, but it is in the works.

Article Link: Apple Seeds watchOS 6.2 Golden Master to Developers
 

Westside guy

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WatchOS 6 had a pretty rough start, but it’s been pretty solid for me since 6.1. There are still a few quirks though - I’ve had Siri tell me a few times that the timer app wasn’t installed, for instance (both funny and annoying, since the complication is right there on my watch face).

The battery life has certainly been great for me since 6.1.
 
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GreenPixel

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I really want my watch to unlock and start my car just like it does my MacBook. Walk to the car-door unlocks when you’re close. Push to start-no fob, just a watch.
 
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Kilibee

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Now that they have a watch app store, time to allow development of new watch faces in Watch OS 7.
 
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