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Apple mandates new Watch apps 'must' work without an iPhone

Engadget Engadget 23/04/2016 Timothy J. Seppala
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Apple's laying the law down: Watch appsmust operate without an iPhone nearby. In a blog post, the company mandates that anything submitted for App Store approval from this June 1st forward has to be a native app running watchOS 2. This should be a boon for anyone using the wearable during a run or workout where carrying a phone would be a hindrance. And ultimately, it'll result in higher quality applications that take full use of the device and what it's capable of rather than just being shoehorned to run on that OLED screen.Apple

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