With WatchOS 4, The Apple Watch Might Finally Free Us From Our Phones

This is the best tl;dr I could make, original reduced by 87%. (I’m a bot)With the Watch Series 2, Apple made fitness the primary selling point, and last year’s WatchOS 3 update overhauled the entire interface, demoting unpopular features and de-emphasizing third-party apps.Third-party apps on the Apple Watch used to be mostly worthless.Although Apple has allowed third-party apps to run directly on the watch since WatchOS 2, the next update will combine each app’s code and interface elements into a single process that loads at runtime.Aside from improving performance, Apple is also letting Watch app developers pull some new tricks.While rumors of an Apple Watch with cellular connectivity have circulated for more than year, Apple may not need to go that far to make its smartwatch less iPhone-dependent.The Apple Watch can already run some standalone apps and make payments through Apple Pay without a data connection, and it can use Wi-Fi networks for connectivity when a paired iPhone isn’t in range.Summary Source | FAQ | Feedback | Top keywords: app#1Apple#2Watch#3WatchOS#4more#5Post found in /r/technology.NOTICE: This thread is for discussing the submission topic. Please do not discuss the concept of the autotldr bot here. via /r/autotldr http://ift.tt/2ry8QMd

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