Apple Watch App on iPod Touch 5th Gen

Discussion in 'iPod touch Hacks' started by honglong1976, Apr 28, 2015.

  1. honglong1976 macrumors 6502a

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    Is there a way to install the Apple Watch App on iPod Touch 5th Gen?

    Thanks in advance :)
     
  2. KeepCalmPeople macrumors 65816

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    I don't see how, as it is a part of the device-specific operating system. You'd have to install an iPhone 5c iOS/ipsw on the iPod touch.
    I'd love to be wrong though.
     
  3. techguy9 macrumors regular

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    Someone may port it to that as a jailbreak tweak, but haven't heard of anyone doing it.

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    You can't do it that way. You would get an installation error since each ipsw is unique to only one device.
     
  4. honglong1976 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I am sure it's possible. Remember when the iPhone had an email app and the iPod Touch didn't? then a tweak enabled it.

    Bit weird Apple removed the Apple Watch app from iPads too. Very bizarre! Even the cellular ones.
     
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  6. shareef777 macrumors 68000

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    Apple is losing sales by doing this (admittedly a low amount of sales). Both my kids have iPod touches and they want the watch. iOS would of been an acceptable requirement, but making it specifically iPhones (and ver 5+ at that). Here's to hoping the next iPod rev includes the watch app.
     
  7. honglong1976 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I agree. I am perfectly happy with my iPod Touch 5G. Would like an Apple watch. Doesn't work. I have an iPad. Doesn't work with that either.

    Stupid decision by Apple. Especially when Pebble does work with those. I guess it means for sales for Pebble!
     
  8. J.gerbes macrumors 6502

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    No there is no way to do that sorry. The Watch requires an iPhone 5 or newer.
     
  9. Slix macrumors 6502a

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    I've been thinking the same thing. I hope they release a new iPod touch that has compatibility with the Apple Watch. Requiring a cellular connection isn't necessary for a lot of the features the Apple Watch supports, like email, messages, third party apps, etc.
     

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