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Apple to Introduce New Widgets System for Apple Watch in watchOS 10 [Gurman]

Apple to Introduce New Widgets System for Apple Watch in watchOS 10 [Gurman]

Posted April 30, 2023 at 5:18pm by iClarified
Apple is planning to introduce a new widgets system for Apple Watch with the release of watchOS 10, according to a new report from Bloomberg's Mark Gurman.

When the Apple Watch was originally launched in 2015, it featured a widgets interface called Glances. That was eventually ditched in favor of highlighting notifications and multitasking.

It appears as though Apple is now set to bring widgets back...

The new widgets system on the Apple Watch will be a combination of the old watchOS Glances system and the style of widgets that were introduced in iOS 14 on the iPhone. The plan is to let users scroll through a series of different widgets — for activity tracking, weather, stock tickers, calendar appointments and more — rather than having them launch apps.

The new interface will be reminiscent of the Siri watch face introduced in watchOS 4, but it will be available as an overlay for any watch face. It's also similar to widget stacks, a feature in iOS and iPadOS that lets users pile many widgets into one and scroll through them.

Notably, Apple is considering making a press of the Digital Crown open up the widgets view, rather than the home screen. Since the change may be jarring for some users, Apple could make the new interface optional at first.

Apple will likely unveil watchOS 10 at WWDC 2023 on June 5. The company is also expected to debut iOS 17, macOS 14, the 15-inch MacBook Air, and its rumored mixed reality headset at the event. Please download the iClarified app or follow iClarified on Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, and RSS for more updates.

Apple to Introduce New Widgets System for Apple Watch in watchOS 10 [Gurman]
[Siri watch face introduced in watchOS 4]
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PaladinLV - May 1, 2023 at 8:12pm
Tired of software companies telling me how I am react to my interface. Tired of software companies thinking they know what is best for me. What I am NOT tired of is the ability to WALK AWAY from your company at anytime! I OWE you NOTHING! You however . . .
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