Apple tells developers watchOS apps must work without an iPhone

Apple has announced to developers that, starting June 1, all watchOS apps submitted for inclusion in the App Store must be native apps based on watchOS 2 SDK. What this means in practice is that Apple Watch apps must function without an iPhone. This is something that has plagued wearables from other manufacturers — including Samsung — and the new rules will almost certainly go down well with consumers. Ultimately this should lead to an improvement in the quality of Apple Watch apps, as developers will be forced to build in more functionality. It’s not, however, all good news. The… [Continue Reading]


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