Why you should keep an eye on the Apple Watch during WWDC 2023

In just over a week it will be time: WWDC 2023. During Apple’s developer conference, the company itself makes many announcements. This is how it comes with new products and we can take a first look at the latest operating software. Especially that of the Apple Watch promises to be interesting.

If the rumors are to be believed, Apple has a lot to offer during this WWDC. Most of them are of course about the new AR / VR glasses that will probably be called Apple Reality. Yet something interesting is also happening in the background and then we mainly look at the Apple Watch, or rather: watchOS 10.

Apple Watch at WWDC 2023

After the Apple Watch Ultra came on the market last year, it seems to be a lot less this year in terms of new hardware in the field of wearables. The new Apple Watch doesn’t get that many innovations. According to the rumors, Apple would therefore mainly want to work on the operating software of the smartwatch. And that is probably good news for you too, because all Apple Watches (provided they are not too old) will receive this update.

We’ll probably get a first look at that at WWDC. WatchOS seems to be undergoing a major overhaul. And maybe it was even about time, since it hasn’t changed much in recent years.

A different look

Anyway, what exactly can you expect with the Apple Watch? First of all, the overview seems to be overhauled if we have to believe Analyst941. His rumor is confirmed by several other sources. If you now press the crown, you will see all rounds in a honeycomb shape. That seems to change to rows that you can scroll through vertically. In addition, watchOS 10 could recognize at what time of day you need a certain widget.

It seems logical that Apple is addressing that point according to the rumors, because this is completely different from other software from the company. For example, consider iOS.

Apple Watch Series 8 Mario Kart
Did exactly what it was supposed to do. (Image: Apple)

Widgets on the Apple Watch

Mark Gurman previously claimed that widgets would come to the iPhone. You know this function from the iPhone. It would be possible to stack it on your Apple Watch, just as is already possible with the smartphone. You will see this when you press the crown. As mentioned before, you will find the overview there.

Another rumor from Analyst941 is that you will soon be able to create folders on your Apple Watch, but this seems a bit more unlikely. The question is what Apple would like to do with this. For example, will it be something like the iPhone where you can throw different apps into a folder? So far that remains a bit vague.

As mentioned, we will know more in the week of June 5 since WWDC will start. Then Apple immediately rolls out the first beta of watchOS 10.

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