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Wondering what new features Apple has in store for the Watch? Here are the highlights of what's coming this fall with Watch OS 2.
Tim Cook: “We’re really excited to have Apple Watch out in the world. We can’t wait to see what developers will do with Watch OS.”
Kevin Lynch telling the audience about Watch OS 2.
Native apps are coming to Apple Watch with the new version of Watch OS.
New features fall into six buckets: Timepiece, Communication, Workout, Apple Pay, Maps and Siri.
Some new Watch faces are coming soon, including Photo Face.
"You can pick an album, and a photo from that album will appear every time you raise your wrist."
"When you turn the Digital Crown, Time Travel lets you see things like upcoming events and temperatures"
Apple says you can go forward and back up to 72 hours.
"When Apple Watch is on its side and charging, it automatically goes into Nightstand mode."
"You can have multiple screens for friends and even add new people right from your watch."
"You can use multiple colors to draw and send more colorful sketches."
You'll soon be able to reply to emails directly from your wrist with smart replies, emoji and dictation.
Answering a FaceTime call (you'll get audio but no video).
"Watch OS 2 lets you see information from third-party apps on your watch face."
"You can use Siri to start and end workouts, like a bike ride or a 30-minute outdoor run."
You can even earn virtual medals as "achievements."
...with your name on the back.
"All the new features of Apple Pay are also available on Apple Watch."
The new Transit features from Apple Maps will be available on the Watch.
"Use the Transit feature in Maps to see public transportation routes and directions right on your wrist."
You'll be able to use Siri to give you directions.
You can use Siri to interface with smart home features (such as lighting).
"You can use Siri to show Glances for apps, like the Instagram glance."
As noted, third-party apps will be able to run natively on the Watch and not via the iPhone.
The Watch will be able to run independently from your iPhone by using a Wi-Fi connection to access info.
Developers will get access to the Watch's microphone.
Developers will have access to the Watch's speaker.
Video will run natively on the Watch.
Developers will have access to HealthKit.
"With HomeKit, you can directly control lights and other things in your home from Apple Watch apps."
Developers will have access to the Accelerometer.
Developers will also have access to the Taptic Engine.
Developers will get access to the Watch's Digital Crown, too.
More remote control applications for the Watch.
Controlling a home's temperature using the Digital Crown.
Watching a Vine video on the Watch.
"Watch OS 2 will be available as a free update this fall, and will work on every Apple Watch."