watchOS 10 tipped to provide biggest update to Apple Watch since launch

A new interface could headline the June WWDC reveal
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Apple's upcoming watchOS 10 software update is set to be the biggest since the Apple Watch first launched in 2015. 

That's the latest word from Bloomberg's Mark Gurman, hinting in their Power On newsletter that the 2023 installment of watchOS will offer "bigger enhancements" than in other product areas, such as iOS and iPadOS. 

Per Gurman's unnamed source, it'll be the most substantial update since the very first version of the software was introduced.

No new features are namechecked, though the report does once again include the idea of an updated user interface - something that was first reported earlier this month.

It also doubles down on another previous suggestion, that the focus this year will be on software due to minimal hardware changes being provided through the Apple Watch Series 9.

With the Apple Watch Ultra 2 not expected until 2024, as well, it's shaping up to be a pretty important year for the software, with the big reveal set for WWDC in early June. 

Following the initial announcement, the first beta should be made available to Apple Developer Program members shortly after.

Then, we should see the first public beta released around July before the final rollout in September, as usual.

Naturally, these pretty vague scraps of information mean that it remains a bit of a mystery what we'll actually see debuted through watchOS 10. 

We'd love to see a refreshed focus on fitness tracking, the inclusion of recovery insights, and perhaps even more independence from the iPhone, but the idea of a refreshed UI does appeal, too.

Expect to hear more rumors and whispers between now and WWDC, but, until then, stay tuned. 

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Conor Allison


Conor moved to Wareable Media Group in 2017, initially covering all the latest developments in smartwatches, fitness trackers, and VR. He made a name for himself writing about trying out translation earbuds on a first date and cycling with a wearable airbag, as well as covering the industry’s latest releases.

Following a stint as Reviews Editor at Pocket-lint, Conor returned to Wareable Media Group in 2022 as Editor-at-Large. Conor has become a wearables expert, and helps people get more from their wearable tech, via Wareable's considerable how-to-based guides. 

He has also contributed to British GQ, Wired, Metro, The Independent, and The Mirror. 

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