Since the launch of the Apple Watch Original, many users miss a simple thing, but that makes all the difference in terms of personalization. Yes, I am talking about the possibility that developers, designers and companies can create dials for the watch, thus offering much more options than the current 17.
This decision by Apple makes sense on the one hand, since, when controlling the dials of the watch, she is sure that the look of it is in accordance with its guidelines and that the product conveys the intended values ??/ concepts; on the other hand, users lose dozens / hundreds of options to change the look of the device, which, as I said above, would make it even more customizable and according to the taste of each one.
But it seems that Apple has changed its mind. The developer Guilherme Rambo found references in the watchOS 4.3.1 beta code which suggest that we can finally see this possibility (third party displays) happen.
A component of NanoTimeKit (framework responsible for the watch dials) implemented a development tool server that was probably designed to communicate with Xcode running on a Mac. And, looking through this novelty, he found the following message:
r3 = ?here that the third-party display configuration package generation would happen?;
According to Rambo, it is clear that the resource is not yet properly implemented, but it clearly shows that it is something planned and we are determined.
Maybe everything will be ready in time watchOS 5, which will be presented for the first time to the world at the Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) 2018 and released a few months later, after going through a trial period.
Apple Watch Series 3
Price view: from R $ 2,339.10Installed price: in at 12x R $ 216,58Sizes: 38mm or 42mmColors: diverseRelease: September 2017
Update 04/16/2018 at 10:00
Developer Steve Troughton-Smith said that this dial configuration package is not something new and that we should not be excited about the arrival of this possible new feature:
havent third-party watch face config bundles been a thing for years? I wouldnt get too excited about a log message just yet https://t.co/Ms1pyhPaAG https://t.co/EPbSbuceD6
– Steve Troughton-Smith (@stroughtonsmith) April 16, 2018
third-party watch face setup packages haven't been around for years? I still wouldn't be too excited because of a log message https://developer.apple.com/documentation/clockkit/adding_complications_to_the_gallery