• Native Apple Watch Apps to Hit This Fall Though Apple Won't Reveal Device Sales



    Apple is said to release a new software development kit at its upcoming Worldwide Developers Conference that will allow applications to run natively on the Apple Watch. The Cupertino California company also recently confirmed that these apps will become available to consumers this fall. Jeff Williams, while speaking at the Code Conference with Walt Mossberg, revealed that native Apple Watch apps will be available this fall, information that seems to align with previous information that Apple had revealed.

    Developers are said to be getting their first peek at the updated Watch SDK on June 8 when Apple kicks off its annual WWDC event. The conference is said to start at 10:00am PDT with a keynote presentation where the newest versions of iOS and OS X are also set to be unveiled.

    For those of you who didn’t know, on the current Watch OS, third-party apps for the Apple Watch are currently powered by a connected iPhone. Accessing these apps requires the device to be in range of and tethered to an iPhone. With the new software development kit, developers will soon be able to create new applications that will run natively on the Apple Watch without the need for an iPhone to be connected.

    As far as sales for the Apple Watch go, Williams unsurprisingly declined to give any numbers. He did mention though that the Cupertino California company has sold “a lot” of devices and that sales thus far have been “fantastic.” Since the Apple Watch is a new product category, especially one with a lot of hype and even greater expectations, Apple has said it has no intention of revealing unit sales for the wearable device in the near future. The revenue from the Apple Watch, iPods and other smaller product categories are to be lumped together on future earnings reports for now.

    Source: Re/Code
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