Native Apple Watch Apps Are Coming

Speaking to Walt Mossberg at Re/code‘s Code Conference, Apple ops chief Jeff Williams confirmed that native Apple Watch apps — with full access to the device’s sensors — will be a reality soon.

An Apple Watch SDK, giving developers the ability to create apps specifically with the company’s wearable in mind, will be unveiled next week at this year’s WWDC. While MacRumors has postulated that native Apple Watch apps will arrive in the Fall, considering the SDK is yet to be released, there’s no real timetable as of yet to begin seeing Watch-specific apps.

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Williams — who has led global operations at Apple for the past 8 years — declined to comment on exact sales figures for the Apple Watch; only to say the company has sold “a lot” of them. Given how happy Williams was to comment on iPhone sales numbers (saying that holiday sales “if stacked like pancakes…would reach the International Space Station”), I’m guessing this means Apple doesn’t want to scare analysts with specific sales figures with over a month left in Q2.

Williams did make an interesting comment about the rumored Apple Car, though — in a response to Mossberg’s question about Apple’s massive cash reserves, the operations chief noted, “the car is the ultimate mobile device”.

I will be following next week’s WWDC closely for the biggest news to come from Apple during their yearly dev conference, and will provide updates.

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