WatchKit declassified display resolution Apple Watch




On Tuesday, Apple has made ​​available to application developers SDK-set WatchKit , you need to create programs for smart hours Apple Watch. Electronic bracelet will, in accordance with the production plan at the beginning of next year. Until then we have to study the characteristics of new items.


SDK-set WatchKit revealed characteristics that all this time remained under a veil of secrecy – display resolution. This indicator is the “apple” turned out to be non-standard hours – 340 x 272 pixels for the version with 38-mm screen and 390 x 312 for a model with a 42 mm. For comparison, the screen resolution hours Samsung Gear Live is 320 x 320 pixels (diagonal 41.4 mm), LG G Watch – 320 x 320 pixels (42 mm), Moto 360 – 360 x 290 pixels (39.6 mm).

Now application developers can begin to prepare updates for closer integration with Apple Watch. Create programs for hours until you can not. Such a possibility is Apple promises to deliver early next year.

To develop updates need to download iOS 8.2 beta 1 and Xcode 6.2. As part WatchKit software for the iPhone can get additional functionality associated with “smart” watches. Several functions, such as displaying a push-notification device can work “out of the box”. Once on the smartphone was an event, an alert will appear on the screen hours while the vibrator, like touching the hand. In order for the user to interact with alerts, for example, respond to messages in social networks screen Apple Watch, need to be updated.


Watch software ecosystem is supported by an abundance of standard applications: Calendar, Maps, Passbook, music player, remote control camera iPhone, Apple TV and Extender mediakombayn iTunes on your computer, alarm clock, stopwatch, setting exchange rates, timer, world clock, weather, photos, Siri.

Apple opens the Apple Watch trade at the beginning of next year. Price for the novelty starts from $ 350, making smart watch some of the most expensive among this class of portable devices.

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