Earlier today, Apple officially revealed the latest and greatest features being added to watchOS, and now the first beta has been released.
Swatch has announced that it’s working on a new smartwatch operating system to take on the likes of Apple watchOS and Google’s Android Wear. The current scenario in the smartwatch industry is quite unique as companies are either merging with Google’s OS or just shutting down their plans altogether.
Apple has seeded another version of its beta software for watchOS 3.1.
If you’ve just upgraded to watchOS 3 and you tried to take a screenshot by pressing both the Digital Crown and the side button, you might have realized that nothing happened. At least, for me, it didn’t.
The Apple Watch celebrated its first birthday just last month, and developers are already said to be losing interest in the device. In fact, for every 1,000 iOS apps released, there is only 1 Apple Watch app, according to data from mobile database Realm.
Smartwatches are expected to become even bigger in 2016 as shipments reach 110 million by the end of the year — and Apple Watch is likely to account for half of them, according to IDC. By 2019, smartwatch shipments are expected to surpass 200 million units.
Future iterations of the watchOS could incorporate more clock face options for the Apple Watch according to newly discovered Apple job listings.
Following on the heels of the first beta for iOS 9.3, Apple has also seen fit to release brand new software for the Apple Watch developers.