Apple to launch WatchKit for Apple Watch developers

WatchKit will land in November with a time frame that should allow developers to cook up apps for an early 2015 launch.
Written by Larry Dignan, Contributor

Apple CEO Tim Cook said Thursday that it will roll out WatchKit, a software developer kit, for the Apple Watch in November. The aim is give developers enough time to develop unique apps for the Apple Watch for the early 2015 launch.

The news, which was delivered at Apple's iPad event, came amid a series of quick updates about the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus launch, Apple Pay and Apple Watch.

Cook said:

"We can't wait to see what amazing experiences they come up with. Apple Watch will be shipping early next year, and every day I look forward to that day."

Now the big question is how developers will use WatchKit to cook up apps for the small screen. Cook also touted that the Apple Watch is on the cover of Vogue China and cheered the device's reception in the fashion and health communities. It'll be up to developers to put apps behind the fashion and buzz. 

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