Apple's first wearable will reportedly have its own App Store, making it able to support and run third-party applications.
As Apple's main event draws near, more details of the iWatch are beginning to leak. Whether these could be a part of Apple's controlled PR campaign or simply an insider working on his or her own, that remains to be seen. The latest news comes from Mark Gurman of 9to5Mac.
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According to Gurman, sources revealed that Apple's first wearable will have its own App Store, making it able to support and run third-party applications. Sources added that Apple has already released a pre-release version of its new SDK to select developers under a strict non-disclosure agreement. It's likely that Apple will showcase some apps on Tuesday, Gurman said.
Furthermore, a key component to the device's software is its mapping functionality, NFC for mobile payments, and support for Extensions, HealthKit, and HomeKit on iOS 8. With regards to design, Gurman says that the wearable is "fashionable" and will "live up to the hype." Sources also confirmed that the iWatch will launch next year.
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