Apple announced watchOS 7 during Tuesday’s Time Flies event, along with Apple Watch Series 6. watchOS 7 includes Family Setup, a ton of new Faces, more Memoji support, a service called Finess+, and more. Updated with more details.
The latest update to the Spotify app means that it will now work with Siri on an Apple Watch running watchOS 6.
Leaked iOS 14 code includes updates for watchOS 7, suggesting future Apple Watches will get sleep tracking, kids mode, and more.
Apple has released watchOS 6.1.3 that fixes a bug for Apple Watch owners in Ireland. There’s also a watchOS 5.3.5 update for iOS 12 users.
It’s no secret Dr. Mac is an Apple Watch fanboy, so it’s no surprise that this week’s Rants & Raves column is a love letter to the latest iteration.
Ever have an iOS device that won’t stay connected to your Mac? How about needing to connect your Thunderbolt 2 devices to your new Thunderbolt 3-equipped Mac? What about proving your location in the past? Or looking up phone numbers?
These are just a few of the questions John and Dave tackle this week. Of course, Cool Stuff Found and Quick Tips are healthily represented as we drive towards the end of 2019. Just make sure to avoid RISCy behavior. Or don’t, and be like Chuck Peddle!
Alongside macOS 10.15.1 comes an update to the Apple Watch as watchOS 6.1. It supports AirPods Pro and brings watchOS 6 to older devices.
Apple released watchOS 6 Thursday, one day ahead of the release of Apple Watch Series 5. watchOS 6 includes Exercise Trends, Cycle Tracking, new Watch Faces, enhanced Siri support, an onboard App Store for watchOS apps, support for Animoji in Messages, and more.
Amazingly, the Apple Watch Series 5 will start at 32GB of storage, doubling the Series 4 storage point of 16GB.
At 32GB of storage for both GPS and Cellular models, the Apple WatchSeries 5 offers double the storage of the previous Series 4 models. Apple may have increased the storage in the new device due to the Apple Watch App Store that’s available in watchOS 6, set to be released on September 19.
Now if only watchOS 6 had the Files app so I could store a copy of my data on it.
The Apple Watch Series 5 is set to launch this fall, and we may have gotten an early peek at it via Instagram.
It’s intended to keeps Apple Watch up-to-date with iOS 12.4.1, which was also released Monday.
Apple has seeded developer beta 7 for each of its operating systems except macOS Catalina. Release notes are available with further details.
watchOS 5.3 is now available, along with other software updates like iOS 12.4. watchOS 5.3 brings a fix for the Apple Watch Walkie Talkie.
Similar to how Apple let people remove built-in iOS apps with iOS 10, Apple will let people delete built-in watch apps with watchOS 6.
Although Apple introduced an over-the-air (OTA) mechanism in watchOS beta 1, software updates still require an iPhone. But it is still a beta, after all.
In Rants & Raves Episode #335, Dr. Mac reveals what he found encouraging (or at least interesting) at Apple’s Worldwide Developer Conference last week.
Bryan Chaffin and Andrew Orr join host Kelly Guimont for a discussion of walled-off sections of the internet and a look ahead at WWDC.
Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman got the goods on Apple’s WWDC software plans. Highlights include several improvements to Maps that I’m looking forward to. Apple is also improving the Health app, Reminders, adding audio book support to Apple Watch, a standalone app for the Apple Watch App Store on the watch itself, new Watch complications and faces, improved share sheet in iOS, combined Find my Friends and Find My iPhone, improved iMessage, an updated Books app with a reward system, and much more. There’s a ton of information in this piece, and it’s a good read.
macOS and iOS need not merge in order to lead the way forward. Perhaps all that’s required are shifting perspectives by the primary generation of users.
Developer betas of iOS 12.1.3, watchOS 5.1.3, and tvOS 12.1.2 are now available. These are version 3 of the betas. The release notes mention bug fixes, and nothing major is known yet.