We are just four days away from Apple’s “Spring Forward” media event on Monday, March 9th, and all sources are indicating that it will be an opportunity for Apple to drum up momentum as the official release of the Apple Watch approaches.
Since the first announcement last September, we’ve learned about the WatchKit SDK, and a leaked companion mobile app, but everyone’s anxious to learn more. Some major highlights teased by Tim Cook in recent interviews include:
- Fitness Tracking In addition to the now-confirmed bundled Workout and Activity apps, which allow users to custom program exercise routines and measure fitness statistics, third-party apps are also being allowed.
- Hotels Apps will allow you to check-in to your hotel and even unlock your room at “some of the best hotels in the world.”
- Business Applications Cook hinted that Salesforce, a long-time partner, is developing software.
- Mobile Payment Continuing its Apple Pay push, Cook noted that Panera Bread is working on a payment app.
How many of these will be proven true? Follow the Lab’s live tweeting @ipglab or catch our recap after the event.
Header image taken from Apple Watch’s official webpage