What's the name of the OS?

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  1. The Doctor11, Oct 17, 2014
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    I haven't seen any official name for it. I don't think apples going to call it iOS because it's really not iOS. Did Apple say the official name? If not what do you think and want it to be called?
    I want it to be called wOS
    I think Apple will call it watch OS
     
  2. JayLenochiniMac macrumors G5

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    Apple Watch 1.0 and so on.

    Under About:

    Apple Watch Software…………..1.0
     
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    Here:

     
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    Not sure about Watch OS (or could it be wOS :eek:) but here is what Apple does say.

     
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    Apple definitely calls it Watch OS:
     

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    Good find and I bet Apple will start calling it wOS 2 by version 2.;)
     
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    Thanks :)
     
  10. Cashmonee macrumors 6502a

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    Not exactly on topic, but is anyone concerned about the idea of Apple adding a third OS? They aren't exactly hitting the QC ball out of the park with two OS's on their plate. I love OS X and iOS, but Apple has been shipping some awfully buggy software the couple of years. I think their development ability is already stretched thin, and the watch OS can't help that.
     
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    I disagree. Their software releases today are way more stable than some of the releases of the early-mid 2000s.

    I'm betting it has to do in part with substantially dropping the cost of the Mac Developer program. Before they dropped it to $99 a few years ago, it cost either $499 or $3,499 (depending on which support tier you wanted) to get access to the betas. More Mac developers means more people finding bugs and reporting them during beta periods.
     
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    I suppose that's possible. However, iOS 7 and 8, and then Mavericks, had some pretty major bugs that weren't nitpicks from developers. I mean, Health flat out didn't work with iOS 8 at release. I think we forget that Apple isn't that large of a company (compared to say Microsoft), and that they only have so many software engineers. I mean when accounting for the retail employees, Google is larger, and they don't do hardware.
     
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    Steve ran Apple with a startup mentality. Apple is way to big to be run that way anymore. It's crazy that, excluding retail employees, Apple employees fewer people than Google. I think they definitely have resource issues. That new campus can't come soon enough as right now a lot of employees are spread out all over Cupertino.
     
  14. mtmac macrumors regular

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    With the limited horsepower of the watch, I doubt the Watch OS will take anywhere near the resources to develop or maintain compared to IOS or OS X. Plus the sales of the watch will fund the development.
     
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    Funds are not the issue for Apple. Manpower is. And even if the hardware doesn't have much power, the OS is still pretty full featured. It still has a file system, has to process data from several sensors, will run 3rd party apps, utilizes at least two types of input for the interface, etc. I think the hours of development are significant.
     
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    I honestly wouldn't be surprised if it migrated from Watch OS to wOS.
     
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    Yeah, that thought had crossed my mind. I've already been a bit worried about Apple maintaining 2 separate OS's. Microsoft has been flailing around a bit with WP, Win RT, and Win 8, but their end point is one unified OS for all the devices. I wonder if Apple would be better off unifying the code, even if they kept much of the UX/UI different.
     
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    Mavericks works great. Have no issue with it. Stable and energy-efficient. What major bug are we talking about?
     

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