Apple WatchOS Might Support Third Party Watch Faces In The Future
Apple Watch is one of the most successful smartwatches with a market share of 21%. Apple WatchOS has been appreciated for a lot of features like, easy to navigate UI, battery life and design. However, just like iPhones, Apple has a control over the design elements of the smartwatch. This means, only Apple can develop new Watch Faces. This might change soon, as, according to a new leak, the Apple WatchOS might soon support third-party Watch Faces has been hinted in the source code of the WatchOS 4.3.1.
The line of code leaked from the latest version of watchOS has a statement ‘This is where the 3rd party face config bundle generation would happen’, which means, Apple could finally enable to developers to create Watch Faces using the WatchOS Kit. However, as of now, the feature has not been enabled on the current version of the watchOS and the company might announce this feature at the Apple World Wide Developer’s Conference 2018.
Considering the number of developers that watchOS has, Apple Watch could get a whole array of watch faces.