May has arrived, and as a result, there is less and less time until the June WWDC 2023 conference for software developers on Apple platforms. Agency Bloomberg out that the watchOS operating system for Apple smartwatches will receive a new interface, the most important element of which will be the so-called widgets.
Bloomberg columnist Mark Gurman reports in the traditional Sunday Digest on the innovations of the operating system watchOS 10. According to him, this software platform will see the most serious changes since the debut version this year. In 2015, the Apple Watch interface was built around four main elements: watch faces, Glances widgets, the home screen, and the access panel to your most common contacts. In the future, notifications and multitasking were in the foreground, widgets and frequent contacts took a back seat.
Widgets should now regain their value as the original author believes. The new user interface combines the characteristics of the previous Glances widgets and the widget style introduced with iOS 14 for iPhone. The user can scroll through the widgets responsible for certain functions, and you do not need to start applications from the home screen. Even pressing the side wheel of the Apple Watch does not bring the home screen with applications in the new version of the operating system, but widgets. The user interface is migrated from iPhone-like to more smartwatch-specific. The main goal of the changes is to speed up the user’s access to the necessary information. It is possible that Apple will make the new interface optional in order to soften the impact of radical changes, and conservative users will be able to keep the same principles of working with applications on the Apple Watch.