Rumor: Apple working on “Find My Watch” feature for Apple Watch, new tools and features for Apple Watch, Apple TV
Date: Tuesday, May 19th, 2015, 08:11
Category: Apple TV, Apple Watch, Developer, iOS, iPhone, Rumor, Software
Apple is implementing a lot of new features for the Apple Watch and Apple TV.
One of them is said to be the ability to find your Apple Watch if it goes missing.
A new report claims Apple is working on a “Find My Watch” implementation that could be paired with a “Smart Leashing” feature that would remind Apple Watch users if they appear to have accidentally left their iPhones behind.
Not surprisingly, Apple is working on a “Find My Watch” feature for the wearable that will allow you to track its location, lock it or remotely wipe its data.
Given the Apple Watch’s reliance on an iPhone, Apple plans to implement Find my Watch via what’s currently known inside the company as “Smart Leashing.” According to a source, the Watch will use its wireless signal to establish its location relative to the iPhone, and will optionally be able to notify a user if the iPhone is accidentally left behind.
This follows on the heels of concerns over the lack of an Activation Lock function for the Apple Watch.
Sources have also claimed that Apple is beefing up its developer support for the Apple TV by adding what’s known as a “TVKit” to its tool set. These tools are expected to be debuted at the Worldwide Developers Conference in San Francisco next month. The Apple Watch appears set to serve as a key method for controlling the new box, which will also support Apple’s rumored live streaming television service, although recent rumors have suggested that piece of the overall package may debut several months later than the hardware.
Apple’s WWDC keynote is expected to see a significant number of announcements, including the new developer tools for Apple TV apps and native Apple Watch apps, as well as iOS 9 and OS X 10.11.
Stay tuned for additional details as they become available.