Apple’s iWatch being released in less than a day is suppose to run on a custom version of iOS that is equipped with support of third party apps. According to 9to5Mac, Apple has been rumoured to have exclusively provided trusted developers with its new iWatch Software Development Kit (SDK) as a way to encourage a high amount of third party apps are available when the wearable hits stores.
Rumour has it that the SDK for the device was seeded out quite recently but the Cupertino company is already gearing to showcase a handful of third party apps the week the iWatch releases – tomorrow. This is nothing new as Apple has done this many times before. For example, the tech giant asked Gameloft and EA to demonstrate apps on stage that we already ready to go during the launch of the original iPad four years ago. This is Apple’s way of showing how its devices work as well as how the devices work with other apps.
The Apple iWatch is expected to have built in NFCs to act as a conduit for Apple’s soon to be released mobile payments platform. We hope to see a close integration of iOS 8 with the device as well as a good demonstration of services such as HealthKit and HomeKit especially since heart monitor sensors and other built in sensors is a certain feature of the device.
The company will be unveiling the Apple iWatch in exactly 25 hours – September 9th at 10am! We are extremely excited and will be tuning in live to see all the anticipated gadgets from the company.