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Apple Watch 6: a new leak may reveal some upcoming features

The Apple Watch 6 might look like this. (Source: YouTube)
The Apple Watch 6 might look like this. (Source: YouTube)
Some code allegedly derived from an as-yet unreleased version of iOS also reportedly offers insight into watchOS 7, software that may debut with the next Apple Watch. It hints at additions such as sleep tracking and a new mode for its Infograph watch-face. On that note, new custom faces may be possible in this version.

The blog 9to5Mac has laid claim to a tear-down of new code apparently found in iOS 14. It pertains to  watchOS, most specifically its upcoming version (7). Therefore, this leak may point to what is on offer with the next generation of the Apple Watch.

Much of this code may apply to watch-faces and the ability to personalize them to a greater extent. This may be done through setting photos stored on iPhones as backgrounds on the Apple Watch. In addition, users may be able to share the watch-face configurations they have created themselves in a new area of the Watch app on iOS.

In addition, 9to5Mac asserts that the OEM has added an updated form of the Infograph to watchOS 7. This information-rich, analog watch-like face will apparently gain a tachymeter in this new Pro version. Then again, all of these features could also be applied to earlier Watch generations that can install this update.

There is a last feature that may apply to the Apple Watch 6 only, however. It is code that reportedly references sleep-tracking, which may be added to this upcoming wearable. This function will allegedly be supported by a Sleep app for the wearable, which may pair with a Health app for iPhones. This may result in some specific new abilities such as one that supports setting personalized sleep goals.

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Deirdre O Donnell, 2020-03-11 (Update: 2020-03-12)