Apple watches are undoubtedly the best smartwatches out in the market right now. And with every single update of the OS and generation of the Apple watches, the usability andperformance of the devices is enhanced by many folds. With the new generation of the devices where you are can expect new build quality and physical improvements, with the OS upgrades, you can clearly experience the performance enhancements even on the previous generations of the compatible Apple watches.
Here we will have an in-depth look to the upcoming major watchOS update for the year 2019. And although there is no official word from Apple Inc. about the new things that we might see on the update, but there is alist of rumors and leaks that somehow indicate that this update will make the Apple watches even more popular and usable for the users.
WatchOS 6 Release Date
First, let’s talk about the probable release date of the upcoming operating system update for Apple watches which will be termed as the watchOS 6. Apple Inc., as always will announce the watchOS 6 at the WWDC 2019, which will be held in June this year. Apart from the announcement of the release date, you may also expect somesneak-peek to the exclusive features that will be available with the official release of the watchOS.
After getting the official release date for the OS, the next big step would be the release of the beta testing version of the OS that would be solely available for the developers. And till the official release, you may expect numerous patches and new beta updates that will help you know more about the upcoming features for Apple watches.
Precisely, the company is likely to follow the below-listed schedule while launching the watchOS 6 for Apple watches
- The first week of June 2019: WWDC 2019
- Right after the WWDC 2019: Release of watchOS 6 developer beta for Apple developers
- Mid-September 2019: Launch of a new iteration of iPhones, Apple watches and watchOS 6
WatchOS 6 Compatibility
The next big thing that Apple device owners are worried about with any new software update, is whether their devices will get the update, or not. So, as far as the rumors at this level, the watchOS 6 will be available to the Series 3 and Series 4 Apple watches. And although it is not official until now, but the series 1 and series 2 Apple watches won’t be eligible for the upgrade due to the hardware limitations.
Moreover, the new apple watches that are going to be launched in the mid-September this year (Series 5) will get the watchOS 6 preinstalled and will utilize the platform in the most effective way.
WatchOS 6 Features
Although talking about the upcoming features from the watchOS 6 would be too early to guess right now, but the leaks and rumor are on, and users may get a good image of the final OS by looking at these. Some of the most exciting features that we might see in the update are listed as follows
- Always-on display
The first and the most important feature that almost every Apple watch user has been demanding for, is the always-on display. The Apple watches are power efficient and the screen size are just perfect for everyday usage. However, the only thing that disappoints the users is the absence of always on display that makes somewhat odd to use.
As of now, there are numerous smartwatch brands are introducing their new generation products with the always-on display, it is high time for Apple Inc. to come with a reliable solution to this. Wecan expect the new Apple watch with a more energy efficient display and an always-on display for the buyers who want to have a more usable smartwatch on their wrist.
- Face ID
Face ID is probably the most talked about features from Apple Inc. And including it on the Apple watch can be really beneficial for the buyers who are looking for more security on their Apple watch. And although including the Face ID on the Apple watch would be abig decision as it would also need some more technology enhancements and work from the company, but we can expect that the Face ID will be introduced on the Apple watch platform soon, if not in the next upgrade.
- UI and performance upgrades
Another thing that most of the Apple watch users would agree on and want to see changed in the next upgrade is the UI change. The current UI of Apple watch is simple and it may look a bit boring to some users. On the other hand, the other smartwatch brandshave customizable UI and follow a more interactive approach to make them much easier and fun to use. The UI change is a must for the Apple watch, and we wish to see a good update in terms of UI this year.
- New Apps and support
There are a few important apps that apple watch platform lacks. Some of them are note app, a calculator, and a few entertaining games. Addition of these will help the platform grow in the right way. Moreover, this will also attract the buyers who were avoiding the platform due to the lack of applications.
- Customizable watch faces
Another great feature that we wish to be introduced with the new watchOS 6 is a few more customizable watch faces. The user must be able to change the watch face according to time and mood at random. This will make the overall user experience better than thecurrent version of watch face customization.
So, these were the rumors related to watchOS 6, which will be released this year by Apple Inc. There will frequent changes to the list. So, subscribe us, and know about the things that you actually might see in the official update. Stay tuned and be updated.