Apple Watch Celebrates Your Birthday With a Special Message in watchOS 4

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    Among multiple software announcements that came out of WWDC last week, Apple unveiled details about watchOS 4, the newest operating system that will arrive on Apple Watch devices later this fall. As developers spend more time with the watchOS 4 beta, new surprises in the software become uncovered, and now MacRumors forum member mrToasty has come across a previously unseen birthday-related message that Apple has included in watchOS 4.

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    On your birthday, Apple will send a "Happy Birthday!" notification to your Apple Watch, and when you tap on it your watch face will be showered with celebratory balloons. The addition looks visually similar to the "Balloons" screen effect that launched in the iOS 10 Messages app last year. You can watch the full Happy Birthday animation in the video below, which was originally posted by David Boyle on YouTube.

    Some of the big changes coming in watchOS 4 include a collection of Activity-focused updates with more personalized achievements for the Workout app, and communication features between Apple Watch and compatible gym equipment. There are also enhancements to the Music app, and a new Siri watch face that will dynamically update based on the time of day and your daily routines, and showcase important data from apps like Activity, Alarms, Breathe, Calendar, Maps, Reminders, Wallet, and more.


    Check out the MacRumors watchOS 4 roundup for a complete list of everything we know that's coming in the software update.

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  2. Sunny1990, Jun 15, 2017
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    On your birthday,Apple will send a "Happy Birthday!" notification to Apple Watch

    WOW! What a nifty feature, i will really like it
     
  3. Relentless Power macrumors G5

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    Creative. I love my Apple Watch, But I would really like to see more Watch faces than Birthday messages. Just my preference to better the Watch experience.
     
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    Underwhelming! Why not a Birthday Watch face? Confetti on the hour every hour!
     
  5. roland.g macrumors 603

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    It's all these little things....

    That keep them from taking care of some of the bigger items.
     
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    i just want to be able to make my own watch faces with the placement of items where i want.. or at least centered and with better fonts
     
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    Or a haptic feedback reminder that it's your birthday you can send out to your friends ;) With confetti and fireworks and balloons.
     
  9. Relentless Power macrumors G5

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    Care to expand on that? How about every watch update has made the watch better with efficiency, battery life, added functionality with the Airpods, etc. That Seems like that's a 'Bigger item' on its own.

    The First generation Apple Watch is running three times what it was when It first launched back in 2015. The Apple Watch is the best smart watch on the market from my experiences and the compatibility with iPhone seamless.
     
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    Adding to your point, the optimizations they do with each watchOS update regarding battery life is tremendous, something you don't see with iOS very often.
     
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    Technically, it can, where Apple Pay is accepted.
     
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    I tend to agree. Seems you need to ask it to celebrate you by swiping and tapping. I love the idea of confetti on the hour every hour.
     
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    Darn, I just had my birthday last week so I won't get that until next year now.
     
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    Great, my watch will encourage me to eat cake. Then it will nag me to breathe. Then when I can't inhale because my jeans are too tight, my Watch will nag me to go burn some calories. It's like being married.
     
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    This is cool, the Apple Watch seems to be getting more personal very often
     
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    I mean, actually buys me a drink. Apple Pay as in Apple pays!
     
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    It was a mistake to read this thread. Now I can't stop thinking about birthday cake. I guess I had better go to work closing my exercise rings. :(
     
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    What this birthday message needs is a birthday challenge, complete with a nifty little medal that can only be earned on your special day.
     
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    Creepy.
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    Why couldn't this "feature" be built into all of our OSX and iOS devices???
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    Just change your birthday in settings, then switch it back. Cheesy, yes (but then again so is this feature.)
     
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    That's a pretty neat idea. You should submit that!
     
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    AND a button to let them buy stuff on your birthday list with one click!
     

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