New Apple Watch info being released daily!

Discussion in 'Apple Watch' started by The Doctor11, Apr 3, 2015.

  1. The Doctor11 macrumors 603

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    I just got off a chat with Apple and was told that they releasing new info everyday. This is pretty exciting to me. I can't wait to see what this new info is. Fingers crossed it isn't limited to new watch guide videos.

    Just wanted to let other :apple: Watch fans know :)
     

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  2. KauaiBruce macrumors 6502a

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    I just checked. There are 7 more how to videos left to unlock. I have a feeling we will get one of those a day. Not sure what else they could reveal other than that. Of course I would love it if the watch app store was open before I get my watch. I would expect that MAYBE a week out so we can preload our apps.
     
  3. The Doctor11 thread starter macrumors 603

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    Yeah, if they let us preload apps that would be awesome.
     
  4. Runt888 macrumors 6502a

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    Your apps are already "preloaded" in the sense that they're on your phone. I doubt there will be an option to select them for display on a watch until you actually have a watch paired.
     
  5. Multiverse223 macrumors regular

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    I think they mean to go into the Apple watch App Store and download them to their phones before the watch is available. Frankly it would be good to be able to do this, it would let people see the variety of apps available before it even launches and people can browse to see apps and ideas that might bring them to purchase one.
     
  6. Runt888 macrumors 6502a

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    Ah - meaning the pre-curated part of the store that highlights Apple watch apps? That makes more sense. I was thinking more of apps you already have that have been updated to include watch extensions.
     
  7. Esexx macrumors 6502

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    Thats funny...those are the same 2 people I spoke with the other day!


    Exciting times, i will be sure to check the :apple: site daily!

     
  8. splogue macrumors regular

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    I understand where you are coming from. However, I think there is a basic misunderstanding here.

    There aren't any Apple Watch apps, at least not now. Later, they are planning on releasing an API to allow apps that run only on the watch, but right now this isn't possible.

    Simply put, every Apple watch app now runs on the iPhone, and has an extension to output data to the watch. Several apps have already updated their iPhone apps to work with the watch. So, you can get them now, with no waiting.

    Right now, that is all we are going to get.
     
  9. The Doctor11 thread starter macrumors 603

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    This is not a misunderstanding. Because of the fact it runs on the iPhone and not the Watch is what gives is hope of being able to download the apps ahead of launch. And to my understand (could be wrong here) the iPhone app updates are only to work with the watch app but do not contain the app itself.
    Back to downloading apps ahead of launch I see slim chance for it because I don't think Apple will open it up until you have a watch paired but I'm hopeful.
     
  10. KauaiBruce macrumors 6502a

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    But there ARE already some non Apple native apps that will be ready. I cannot imagine they are going to preload the American Airlines app on every watch. Watchaware.com has already listed 110 apps that sound like they are ready to go.

    I think we would consider anything that gets its own little circle icon on the watch face would be considered an app. Yes, the real processing for these things is probably done on the phone but each has its own interface for display.

    I am very excited to get both the AA app and Citymapper for an upcoming trip.
     
  11. Rogifan macrumors P6

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    It would still be nice to see what 'apps' are available for the Watch via the App Store. Right now the only way to know is what Apple chooses to highlight on its website or by going through release notes on recently updated apps. Because in the iPhone apps themselves you'll never see the Watch 'app'.
     

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