Apple has just announced watchOS 4 for Apple Watch features and release date. Here are all the details that you need to know about.
Apple’s annual Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC 2017) has always been a smash hit with the development community, but it’s now a staple part of the average tech enthusiast’s annual calendar. This is predominantly due to the fact that Apple goes above and beyond with announcements, including providing Apple Watch owners with every piece of information that they need to know about the upcoming watchOS 4 platform. And as always, we have all of the info right here.
Anyone with an original model, Series 1, or Series 2 Apple Watch will have been waiting with baited breath to see exactly what’s in store for the hardware’s underlying operating system. Apple has always shown great willingness to progress watchOS as fast as possible, and this time around is no different. Below you can find everything that you need to know about what’s coming later in the year with the fourth major version of watchOS.
watchOS 4 Features
Let’s get the important things out of the way first. Apple’s watchOS will come with some wonderful new watch characters from Toy Story. Instead of Mickey or Minnie Mouse, watchOS 4 will bring the ability to have Woody, Jesse, or Buzz Lightyear on the device, complete with a variety of animations when the watch is raised by the user. There’s also a new Siri-powered watch face which introduces the same machine learning intelligence and recommendations offered on iOS.
Fitness is a huge part of watchOS, and Apple hasn’t forgotten about that with watchOS 4. There’s a brand new gorgeous user-interface for the Workout app, as well as auto-set features for pool workouts which can automatically tell you when a lap has been completed as you reach the end of the pool. Apple has also paid attention to Apple Music in watchOS 4 by bringing in support for multiple playlists as well as wonderful musical recommendations.
Apple has also paid attention to Apple Music in watchOS 4 by bringing in support for multiple playlists as well as wonderful musical recommendations. The company has also taken into account third-party developers by offering better background functionality for apps which need this.
watchOS 4 beta 1 is available to download starting today for registered members of the Apple Developer Program. As is always the case, the final version of watchOS 4 will be made available to public following the company’s fall event this year.
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