The watchOS 5 beta seed, which went live on Apple's developer site following the WWDC 2018 keynote on January 4 has been temporarily halted. This is in order to fix an issue some developers might experience while updating. It's my understanding Apple wants to address the issues before resuming the seed. If you go to developer.apple.com now, you'll see the following: Seed 1 of watchOS 5 is temporarily unavailable. We are investigating an issue that may occur while updating. If you've experienced any issues, please contact AppleCare. Betas for iOS 12, tvOS 12, and macOS Mojave remain available. The beta for watchOS 5 should resume soon. watchOS 5: Everything you need to know … [Read more...] about watchOS 5 beta temporarily unavailable as Apple fixes an issue that may occur while updating
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The Apple Watch is getting a big upgrade with the newest version of its operating system, watchOS 5. With completely new features added to the Apple Watch for the first time and some changes to some old familiar feature; here's a breakdown of everything that's new coming in watchOS 5. Competitions The Activity app is getting a new feature called "Competition," which will allow you to challenge any friend to a 7-day competition for closing those rings! You can even check on the progress throughout the challenge and earn awards! During a competition, the personalized coaching will give you feedback and alerts let you know if you're ahead or falling behind your competitor, so you'll always know what you need to do to best them! Automatic workout detection Apple announced a few new features for the Workout app, the most exciting of which is automatic workout detection. watchOS 5 will be able to detect when you start to workout, and if you haven't selected a workout, it will suggest that … [Read more...] about watchOS 5: Everything you need to know!
Immediately following the WWDC 2018 keynote today, Apple has released the first developer betas of iOS 12, macOS Mojave, tvOS 12, and watchOS 5. All four of the betas are available for free to registered developers, along with Xcode 10, Apple’s latest software development framework. iOS 12 notably promises performance improvements for earlier model iPhones and iPads, as well as new messaging features such as Group Facetime, Memojis, and more robust Animojis. It adds support for ARKit 2.0, including multi-player augmented reality gaming with shared objects, and Siri Shortcuts. macOS Mojave — aka macOS 10.14 — is the sequel to High Sierra, enhancing the Finder with a Dark Mode, deeper photo functionality and photo gallery-like views, and a Continuity Camera feature for instant iPhone image and scan importing. It also adds the functionality of several iOS apps, including Home, Stocks, News, and Voice Memos, to the Mac. Apple also released the developer beta of tvOS 12 … [Read more...] about Apple releases iOS 12, macOS Mojave, tvOS 12, and watchOS 5 betas
WatchOS 5’s Walkie-Talkie functionality is one of the most exciting and strangest features to make its way to Apple’s smartwatch operating system since the wearable’s launch back in 2014. While grasping how Walkie-Talkie is actually set to work initially proved difficult given how quick the feature’s on-stage demonstration was during Apple’s keynote, I recently had the opportunity to check out a brief demo of the upcoming Apple Watch voice messaging system. It’s worth noting that the feature, which effectively allows users to send quick voice recordings to each other, only works with approved contacts that are also running Walkie-Talkie on their Apple Watch. First, you open the Walkie-Talkie app and tap the Apple Watch’s display in order to send a message. Next, the Walkie-Talkie conversation launches, which can take anywhere between five and 10 seconds during the brief demo I checked out. The demonstration I saw featured an early, still … [Read more...] about Here’s how watchOS 5’s Apple Watch Walkie-Talkie feature works
During the 2018 Worldwide Developers Conference keynote today, Apple revealed watchOS 5, the latest version of its Apple Watch operating system. It began the discussion by touting the Apple Watch as the leading smart watch in customer satisfaction, noting that its sales grew 60 percent in 2017, and that the device has actually saved lives. The company previously noted that the Apple Watch was the best-selling watch in the world. watchOS 5 is expected to help Apple compete even more aggressively with Fitbit health trackers, which have remained competitive with the Apple Watch thanks to their lower price points. The new OS includes Competitions within the Activity app that let you challenge friends with up to seven-day rivalries. A new badge is earned for winning a Competition. Workouts has added new workout types for Yoga and Hiking, the latter with elevation tracking. Rolling Mile Pace is being added for outdoor runs, plus a custom pace alert and Cadence. Automatic workout tracking is … [Read more...] about Apple shows off watchOS 5 with Walkie-Talkie, better workouts, and deep notifications
SAN JOSE—Just three years after the release of the first Apple Watch, Apple announced the fifth iteration of its wearable operating system at WWDC 2018. Unlike iOS updates, most watchOS updates haven't brought drastic changes to Apple's device in terms of look and feel. WatchOS 5 doesn't radically alter the experience of using an Apple Watch, but it does add a number of helpful features across different use categories like fitness, communication, and general life organization. We spent some time demoing the software update to learn more about the changes. Workouts and Activity My colleague Samuel Axon and I were immediately excited by the announcement of workout auto detection. (Auto detection allows the Apple Watch to know when you've been working out even if you haven't officially started a workout on the watch.) To begin tracking a workout, you normally tap on the type of workout you want to record; doing so immediately launches a three-second countdown timer that ushers you … [Read more...] about WatchOS 5 first take: Walkie Talkie, workout auto detect, and smarter Siri