Facebook Messenger, GoPro Headed to Apple Watch
Apple today said apps are being written for the Apple Watch at a furious pace, and more than 10,000 are already available. Looking forward, Apple said Facebook Messenger and GoPro are ready to port their apps to Apple's wearable device. Messenger will support message reading and writing, as well as audio messages and location sharing. GoPro will offer control over GoPro cameras as well as video previews. The Watch will also be given secure messaging capabilities that can support HIPAA-compliant communications between patients and healthcare providers. These capabilities are dependent on watchOS 2.0. The Watch itself gains a new aluminum and rose gold colors. Apple said new bands are on the way from third-party providers, as well. Last, Apple is offering a stainless steel case with a (Product) Red band. The new Watch models are available today and watchOS 2.0 will be available starting Sept. 16.
Facebook Messenger Expands to Apple Watch
Apple Watch owners can now read their incoming Facebook Messenger messages on their wearable. A recent update to the iOS app adds compatibility with Apple's smartwatch.
Apple Watch Series 2 Is Waterproof, Adds GPS
Apple today revealed the Apple Watch Series 2, a new version of its wearable. The Watch will ship with watchOS 3.0, which adds a number of new features.
Apple Drops Watch Price to $299, Intros New Bands
Apple today permanently dropped the entry-level price of the Apple Watch from $399 to $299. Apple said it is dropping the price to make it appealing to a wider range of consumers.
Apple WatchOS 3.0 Focuses On Speed Improvements
Apple today announced WatchOS 3.0, a forthcoming update to its wearable platform that will provide speed and usability improvements throughout. Chiefly, Apple says WatchOS 3.0 will allow apps to launch instantly.