Is it safe to expect Apple to turn on the Watch App Store on the 10th?

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    I believe apps will essentially make the Watch a success, or not.. But let's stay positive!

    I am really exited about shopping in the Watch App Store and start my collection for my watch.

    Logically Apple will want to show some nice 3rd party apps running on the Watch. So they'll need to have it in action to do that right? Plus I know there are always a few lucky ones who get their deliveries a few days in advance, knowing this, it would be illogical for Apple to only activate it the 24th and leave those people hanging for X amount of days? Right? Or im I just trying to convince myself?

    (BTW I expect unboxing videos as of the 20th of April, at least that's my prediction!)
     
  2. lewisd25 macrumors 6502a

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    My guess is the watch App Store is already operational since reviewers/celebrities have watches now.
     
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    Is it safe to expect Apple to turn on the Watch App Store on the 10th?


    I assumed as much, but I just took a look and it's still closed according to the watch app

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  4. lewisd25 macrumors 6502a

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    You won't have access until you pair your watch.
     
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    Is it safe to expect Apple to turn on the Watch App Store on the 10th?

    Nooooooo.... What a bad marketing move from Apple!!!

    Having it operational for non watch owners has benefits, they'll go in the store see everything that's been created for said watch. They'll be amaze, and run to their nearest Apple Store to buy one.

    What are they thinking? That's like saying "no you can't see the interior of this car, if you want to see it you'll have to buy it first!"

    Show them the goodies and they will come!
     
  6. zacheryjensen macrumors 6502a

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    I don't know what you all are expecting to see in this view. All Watch apps are extensions contained in regular phone apps. Every existing, approved Watch app is already available, and more are being approved pretty constantly.

    It's likely the view here will give you an app store search filtered by apps that have the extension, perhaps. Maybe it will have its own featured listing or whatever. But what it won't have is content that isn't available through the regular app store. I've already got a handful of apps I use regularly that were updated to include their Watch extension.
     
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    Is it safe to expect Apple to turn on the Watch App Store on the 10th?

    There are apps I will download only because they have an Apple Watch extension. Of course, extensions of apps i'm already using are welcome(eg; Wunderlist, Twitter), and I can see them being updated in "updates" on the current App Store.

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    However, there are apps that I wouldn't have used in the past that now have appeal to me. (eg Nike+, evernote, remote apps...) Not only do I have no way of filtering them in the current App Store but on top of that the "regular" App Store provides no screenshot of the watch app that comes with it. If I download an app mainly for my Apple Watch, I sure would like to know what it's going to look like once it's on there.

    Here's what you find with the keyword "watch" on the App Store (apps unrelated to Apple Watch)

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    There are Apps specifically designed for the Watch and are not on the Phone. Tic Tac Toe for Watch, Learn A Word, and a few more. So yeah, a view of the Watch App Store would be cool so I can install and be ready
     
  9. zacheryjensen macrumors 6502a

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    Every single watch app will have a phone app that contains it. That is the ONLY way watch apps are distributed.

    Source: I am an iOS developer.

    Nothing stops the dev from making an iPhone app that does basically nothing but house the WatchKit extension and thus serves little purpose without the watch, but, it will be an app on your phone.
     
  10. dannyyankou macrumors 603

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    If you updated any of your apps within the past couple weeks, you already have Apple Watch apps on your phone.
     

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