This article will be continuously updated during the event on June 6, 2022.
New watch faces, fresh start interface
The Apple Watch gets four new watch faces: Astronomy, Lunal, Playtime, and Metropolitan. The company also showed how existing dials can be expanded to include “rich complications”. That means some complications, as well as apps, are more easily accessible from the watch face.
Compatible devices: Apple Watch 3 and newer?
Updates for watchOS 7 and 8 have so far reached back to the Apple Watch Series 3, which was introduced in 2017 and which Apple still sells in stores. However, some functions only make it to the newer models with the update, the equipment of which enables the functions. So far, the Apple Watch software is as follows:
Apple will most likely reveal which models will benefit from watchOS 9 at WWDC.
watchOS 9: Release – when the update will come
On Whit Monday, June 6, 2022, Apple will hold a keynote speech at the start of the WWDC from 7 p.m. German time. In this context, the company has always revealed details about the update for the Apple Watch. According to experience, the update will reach users of compatible Apple Watches in autumn.
watchOS 9 beta
As for other Apple devices, the company is now also providing a beta version for the smartwatch before the official release. It goes after the WWDC with a developer beta for registered developers. A few weeks later that follows public beta, the use of which is open to all. However, use is at your own risk. Since the software is not final, it may contain errors.