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Native apps mandatory for Apple Watch from June


By John McCarthy, Opinion Editor

April 24, 2016 | 2 min read

Apple Watches will be soon be required to run apps natively as the company looks to lessen the wearable’s reliance on sister devices.

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From 1 June, the company will reject apps that do not run natively on the watch, instead relying upon the processing power of companion devices such as the iPhone.

Initially, there were no native apps on the Apple Watch but the company introduced them in the WatchOS2 update in September 2015, and it is keen to shift all apps to rely solely upon the watch.

The lack of a Bluetooth connection between the watch and phone should, in theory, make apps run faster on the device, hinting towards a more fluid user experience.

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