More than 100,000 apps might be available for the Apple Watch from the get-go

More than 100,000 apps might be available for the Apple Watch from the get-go
The Apple Watch is expected to be launched sometime in April and information about Apple's first wearable is begging to saturate the air. Just last week rumors about the build materials of the luxurious Apple Watch Edition, the opulent variation of the wearable, which is said to boast 18K gold that would cost roughly $900 on the market.

Although it's curious to eye the Edition with pleasure, the regular Apple Watch will certainly score more sales, and the newest piece of info that popped up regarding the device concerns software. It looks that there will be roughly 100,000 apps available for the Apple Watch initially. Of course, this number will most probably grow exponentially after Cupertino's wearable gadgetry.

This alleged number is claimed by Trip Chowdhry, the co-founder of Global Equities Research, which attended six Apple Watch-Kit hackathons and came up with 100,000 apps. Well, the number might seem a little over-exaggerated, but it's too early to say if he's right or wrong.


source: Barron's via GForGames

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41 Comments

1. Industriality

Posts: 131; Member since: Sep 08, 2014

Can't wait to see those idiots tapping or their "watch", such ridiculousness.

3. LetsBeHonest

Posts: 1548; Member since: Jun 04, 2013

Actually tapping watch is kinda ridiculous whether it is Apple's watch or an Android wear. Unless it is an omnitrix. It is time to innovate/invent a mind controlled watch. Lol

5. cnour

Posts: 2305; Member since: Sep 11, 2014

Tapping on the screen of a phone was also ridiculous when the first iPhone was announced. Look where we are now!!!!!! Who is the stupid?

7. mixedfish

Posts: 1552; Member since: Nov 17, 2013

You know touch screen phones were invented well before the iPhone?

12. LetsBeHonest

Posts: 1548; Member since: Jun 04, 2013

Touching a phone and touching a tiny screen of watch is completely different thing. Who is stupid? I'm not. Are you???

24. nctx77

Posts: 2540; Member since: Sep 03, 2013

Which is why Apple watch has the option of a digital crown. Also, you have to tap on android smart watches as well. What's your point? Lol!

26. engineer-1701d unregistered

no you dont i can turn my wrist and tell it what to do without touching it thats the point of the android wear also i have the date time and weather on the watch face.

29. LetsBeHonest

Posts: 1548; Member since: Jun 04, 2013

I did mention Android wear. Please read my original comment.

13. maherk

Posts: 6775; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

Now whose ruining the image of Lebanese people ya mi3zeyi? You act as if touchscreens were invented and brought to the mass by Apple.

19. sgodsell

Posts: 7228; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

I think people are missing something here. If Apple is saying they are going to have already a 100,000 apps. Then the only way this can occur is if the phone can resize the iPhone apps for the watch, and take input from the watch and pass it onto the phone app. That is kinda cool actually. If that occurs it will eat battery life on both devices, because it sounds demanding.

25. engineer-1701d unregistered

you are since he is talking about the tap drive not the touch screen because tapping on a screen was out for years before the apple phone.

34. PhoneCritic

Posts: 1354; Member since: Oct 05, 2011

the iPhone was not the first to employ touch screen tech others were doing it years a head of the iPhone.

31. Industriality

Posts: 131; Member since: Sep 08, 2014

I agree.

4. cnour

Posts: 2305; Member since: Sep 11, 2014

I will be one them and I'm proud. It is an honour for me to be ridiculous in your eyes.

14. maherk

Posts: 6775; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

Proud and honored for owning a gadget? Do you even have a life?

15. maherk

Posts: 6775; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

Proud and honored for owning a gadget? Do you even have a life?

22. Rydsmith unregistered

You're trolling on a comments section of a phone news site. Pot meet kettle?

27. engineer-1701d unregistered

you do know the difference of a pot and kettle right? completely different

30. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

I just can't wait till one idiot on camera slide the box off n his stupid watch drop and the hole damn screen CRACK.

37. darkkjedii

Posts: 30972; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

You're calling Apple users idiots, and then use "hole damn", instead of whole damn.

40. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Lol Ikr? How can you hate the guy with such comedic gold like above? Just trying to understand what he says is so funny half the time.

2. LetsBeHonest

Posts: 1548; Member since: Jun 04, 2013

That's alot in number. Well done if it is true.

6. cnour

Posts: 2305; Member since: Sep 11, 2014

As usual, Apple prepares extremely good the launch of a new device.

8. RebelwithoutaClue unregistered

Does this mean roughly 100.000 apps will be able to send notications to the watch or actually run on the watch itself?

21. sgodsell

Posts: 7228; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

Developers cannot write actual applications for the watch directly. You have to create an iPhone app in order to add Apple Watch functionality. So maybe Apple has made an app to resize the iPhone display to the Watch, and then take the watch input and sensors and send them back to the iPhone application. I would like more information on this as well.

9. Nathillien unregistered

100.000 apps to do few things you can absolutely live without.

10. WarMaster

Posts: 3; Member since: Feb 25, 2015

Still not sure about the design, or the app-based approach...

11. Evan_C

Posts: 153; Member since: Dec 15, 2014

well then... lol

16. RebelwithoutaClue unregistered

Still weird that so many apps are ready, since apps don't run on the watch itself but are tethered on the iPhone and can't use all the sensors in the Watch yet. Best bet is these are apps that are able to send glances/notifications. http://www.cultofmac.com/310733/apple-watchs-first-apps-might-disappoint/

18. RoboticEngi

Posts: 1251; Member since: Dec 03, 2014

Sort of iPhone second screen? :-)

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