Apple is Giving Select Developers Early Access to the Apple Watch in a Secret Lab

Apple is Giving Select Developers Early Access to the Apple Watch in a Secret Lab

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Apple is giving developers early access to the Apple Watch in a secret lab at its headquarters in Cupertino, California, reports Bloomberg. Developers from Bayerische Motoren Werke AG, Facebook Inc., United Continental Holdings Inc. and others have spent weeks working in the lab on applications that will debut alongside the smartwatch next month.

Apple, which will share more details about the gadget at a March 9 event, uses extreme measures to keep the work secret. Internet access is blocked inside the rooms, and no outside materials can be brought in to the labs with the test watches, a person who attended said. The companies, sometimes sharing a room, must bring in source code for their apps on a computer hard drive that can't leave Apple's headquarters. To prevent information from leaking out, Apple is storing the code and sending it to the companies closer to the watch's introduction date, the person said.

"There's a lot of confidentiality," said Stephen Gates, a VP and Creative Director for Starwood Hotels & Resorts. The company is building an app that will unlock hotel room doors and has made several trips to Cupertino to work with the Apple Watch.

Apple is holding a special 'Spring Forward' media event on March 9th to unveil more details about its smartwatch that is set to ship in April.

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Apple is Giving Select Developers Early Access to the Apple Watch in a Secret Lab

Imax - March 7, 2015 at 11:45am
Apple seems to have paid more attention to the botton line rather than innovation..They are not only losing top people but also there creativity..Think of where apple would be if Steve was still at the helm.
Cheddar - March 7, 2015 at 12:46pm
Lost innovation? Are you out of your mind? The watch already won an if award by design, but if you look at iphone ales, they haven't decreased year after another. They continue to grow setting a new record, but also look at the awards iphone has earned in satisfaction surveys.
Logical - March 6, 2015 at 2:16pm
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Logical - March 6, 2015 at 3:36pm
not really, just joking!
Anonymous - March 7, 2015 at 6:18am
Ban the troll should be blocked here!
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