Apple’s WatchOS software is set to receive a major update at this year’s Worldwide Developer Conference (WWDC) in June, according to a new report by Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman. While the update details remain scarce, the report hints that Apple plans to introduce a revamped interface for its popular wearable. This update is the most significant since the Watch’s launch in 2015.
Previously, Gurman had reported that the upcoming watchOS would be a substantial upgrade, featuring some alterations to the user interface. However, the latest news suggests that the upcoming update will bring bigger enhancements than planned releases for iPhone, iPad, Mac, or Apple TV.
Gurman’s recent report suggests that the upcoming watchOS 10 update will bring more significant improvements than any other Apple product. One of the notable updates includes an enhanced interface that will provide users with most of the essential information about the Apple Watch in 2023.
While the report did not disclose the details of the updated interface, it hinted that it could be an update rather than a complete redesign.
After multiple iOS releases that have reimagined how apps are arranged and interacted with, such as the introduction of automatically sorted folders in the App Library, interactive widgets through Live Activities, and Home Screen and Lock Screen widgets that display real-time app information, the software of the Apple Watch is beginning to feel outdated.
With the continuous updates in iOS that have changed the way apps are organized and engaged with, such as the automatic organization of folders in the App Library, interactive widgets via Live Activities, and the addition of Home Screen and Lock Screen widgets that display live app information, the software of the Apple Watch is starting to feel outdated.
Apple’s WWDC 2023 is scheduled to begin on June 5 with a keynote address that is expected to unveil the new AR/VR headset and xrOS, as well as other software updates. The revamped interface of the updated watchOS ten is set to be the main focus of the Apple Watch’s news at the event, as the report notes that the rest of the hardware changes will be minimal.