Apple’s watchOS 10 To Bring Widgets To The Apple Watch

When Apple announces watchOS 10 this June it will include a new feature that has been part of the iPhone and iPad for a while. That feature will be widgets, according to a new report.

Widgets were added to iOS 14 and iPadOS 14 to give users a quick and easy way to access information and now Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman says that they’re coming to the Apple Watch as well.

Gurman was writing in his weekly Power On newsletter when he said that the change is coming in the software that is expected to be announced at WWDC23 on June 5. Gurman says that it’ll ber similar to the Siri watch face that is already available.

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.

It’s also thought that Apple could be able to change how the Digital Crown works, allowing users to customize its function. Gurman believes that Apple could allow people to have the Digital Crown open widgets instead of returning to the Home screen, for example.

If Apple does announce the watchOS 10 software update on June 5 we won’t be able to download it until much later in the year. Apple is expected to make the watchOS 10 update available to the public in or around September, likely alongside an updated Apple Watch.

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