According to a new report, the upcoming Apple iWatch will run optimized third-party apps. The latter will be available from a dedicated section in the App Store.
Apple has allegedly seeded its dedicated SDK for wearable devices to high profile app developers. We are likely to see third-party apps demoed on Cupertino’s smartwatch during the September 9 launch event.
The dedicated SDK for wearable devices by Apple will purportedly utilize core iOS 8 features. They include HealthKit and HomeKit APIs, as well as Continuity, Handoff, and Widgets.
Apple iWatch is expected to have a fashion-centric appearance and a wide range of built-in sensors. Among them is an NFC chip for mobile payments.
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