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Apple Watch users, get ready for some exciting changes as the next major version of watchOS is set to feature significant updates to its user interface. In a recent edition of his Power On newsletter, Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman reports that watchOS 10 will be unveiled at the Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) in June.
The design of watchOS has remained largely unchanged over the past few years, with incremental updates to features such as activity tracking and new watch faces. However, Gurman believes that this year will be different and that the more major software update will be a welcome change for Apple Watch users.
The update to watchOS 10 is expected to be in contrast to a relatively minor year in terms of hardware. While Apple’s first mixed-reality headset device is set to be launched during the same conference, a more significant update to Apple Watch hardware is not expected until next year. This makes the new watchOS update even more important, as it will be the primary focus for Apple Watch users in the immediate future.
Gurman believes that the new watchOS update will be a “fairly extensive upgrade”, with notable changes to the user interface. This will be a welcome change for Apple Watch users who have been waiting for a major update to the operating system. In contrast, Gurman previously noted that iOS 17 will have some “nice-to-have features”, suggesting that it will not be as significant an update as watchOS 10.
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With WWDC set to kick off on June 5, we don’t have long to wait to see what Apple has in store for watchOS 10. For Apple Watch users, this is an exciting prospect, as the update promises to bring some much-needed changes to the operating system. As always, Apple is expected to unveil some surprises during the conference, so stay tuned for more updates.