More friends, and on-the-watch friend wheel management.
"Already great at communicating with friends. Can see 12 friends you've selected. in Watch OS 2, can have different groups of friends. Can also add friends right from the watch."
Nightstand mode: now shows time, alarms. easier to set. Makes it a bedside alarm clock. Snooze button on side.(
Moto 360 has a nice bedside clock mode in charger)
"Let's look at communication."
"Now we also thought, what would be a great experience for your watch when it's on your nightstand and charging. Nightstand mode. When on side charging, shows time, alarm to wake you up. Buttons on side work as snooze and off button."
Pebble Time has a move-through-the-day timeline, and now Apple Watch has something like it too.
"Really really fun way to interact with time on your watch"
"Can see things that are coming up. Important one here might be Stocks complication but we haven't cracked that one yet." (joke. obviously)
rotate digital crown, and you move through time to see upcoming appointments, travel, etc.
"Great to see current information but what about future information. Weather later today or meeting after next one. Time Travel in Watch OS 2. Able to rotate digital crown to go forward and backward through time and information will update on your screen."
watchOS 2 has TIME TRAVEL
"It's going to be a really fast way to look at this information."
"Will be able to see sports scores from MLB app. etc. You can choose the information you most want to see on your watch face."
Complications: those extra bits of info. Now open to developers, too. YES. Can see flight info, tweets, home control info, sports info. etc etc. On watch face.
(these are the things like show the date, etc)
"Can customize watch with images or customize with complications. Watch developers can make own 'Complications.'"
"Did some time lapse photography throughout the world. Will be your current time there. If noon, will be noon in London. Hong Kong, New York, Shanghai, Mac Lake (?)"
Time lapse photo watch face.
"Already Apple Watch is a great timepiece. Adding some new watch faces. Beautiful new photos face. Can make more than one and switch between them. Or select photo album. every time you raise wrist, can switch between them."
An album can shuffle-play, too, like a screen saver.
Watch faces being added...new Photos face, customizable. (nice)
"Let's start with enhancements, timepiece, fitness, etc"
New timepiece functions, new Apple Pay, Maps, Siri changes.
He's the former Adobe exec who is in charge of the Apple Watch software
Kevin Lynch is taking the stage.
new capabilities on watchOS, too.
"We began making the Apple Watch available just 6 weeks ago. Pretty amazing that today we're talking about the next version of the watch OS."
Apple Watch launched in late April with about 3,500 apps. By comparison, Google revealed in late May that developers have created about 4,000 Android Wear apps since the software was released a year ago.
"For us this is a giant moment. This is how we felt when we launched the App Store."
Like the launch of the App Store, says Cook.
We knew this was happening, FYI
"We want to talk about now the next opportunity to change the world. And that's the opportunity to bring native apps to the watch with the new version of Watch OS"