Why is there not a specific watchOS folder?

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  1. imfoster macrumors newbie

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    I am just curious. I like to stay up to date with anything that is found in the watchOS 2 beta. However, all of the posts are relegated to a few posts. Why is there not a separate category for watchOS 2 like there is for iOS 9?
     
  2. balamw Moderator

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    MOD NOTE: We try to only open subforums when there are many posts about a topic and where existing subforums are overloaded by posts on the other topic.

    So far there hasn't been enough movement in watchOS 2 for us to open a new subforum.

    B
     
  3. JeffyTheQuik macrumors 68020

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    Could we put in a vote here?

    I'd like to see two sub-forums:

    Apple Watch (including the WatchOS 2..3...4...)
    Apple Pay (I just had a victory with my bank today. They told me that it would be forthcoming in 4Q15.)
     
  4. The Doctor11 macrumors 603

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    There absolutely not a doubt in my mind needs to be a watchOS forum. People don't know what to do with themselves with the Apple Watch forum set up the way it is. Look at http://forums.macrumors.com/threads/apple-watch-all-the-little-things-watchos-2-0-beta-4.1877547/
    It started out as watchOS 1.0 and continues to be added to for every build Apple releases. This thread discusses SIX builds of watchOS. SIX!!! How is anyone suppose to discuss watchOS 1.0.1 if they are not running the beta? Everyone who vists the thread now only wants to talk about the latest beta. Rightfully so as the thread title has been updated to say watchOS beta 4.
     
  5. dacreativeguy macrumors 68020

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    Maybe because watchOS 2 is only in developer preview and everyone legally running it is under an NDA?
     
  6. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    Certainly didn't prevent any discussions and sub-forums for iOS versions when they were in beta (before public betas became recently available).
     
  7. maflynn Moderator

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    I did a quick search and to be honest, I've not seen a lot of threads on the topic.
     
  8. The Doctor11 macrumors 603

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    My search for watchOS turned up 91 threads. That's 91 threads in just over 3 months. I think that's pretty decent.
     
  9. maflynn Moderator

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    How many of them are active? From my initial and non-exhaustive search, I see in the apple watch forum 7 threads being what I would define active, i.e., month
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    Using the same time frame, i.e., July and August, in the iOS9 forum there are over 500 (11 pages of threads before you hit the month of June).

    Also for total volume, the iOS9 forum has 985 threads, that's basically an order of magnitude difference.

    To summarize my opinion, I see only a handful of active threads and I don't see the volume being at a level where it could justify its own forum - just my $.02.
     
  10. OllyW Moderator

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    There is already a forum for Apple Pay.
     
  11. AustinIllini macrumors demi-god

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    WatchOS doesn't have an identity outside of the Watch

    Right now, WatchOS is the software specifically for the Watch. iOS wasn't a thing until the OS was added to the iPad. After that, the iPhone 4 launch coincided with the rebrand of iPhoneOS to iOS.
     

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