The Apple Watch App Store dedicated to iPhone apps that include WatchKit apps is going live ahead of the new device’s launch tomorrow, BuzzFeed says. Apple first added the Apple Watch App Store in iOS 8.2 as part of the Apple Watch companion app, but until now the section has displayed a coming soon page. The Watch’s App Store is available now.
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Apple appears to have given BuzzFeed an early look at what the Apple Watch App Store will include on day one. In addition to Apple’s Keynote Remote update, the Watch’s App Store will highlight various categories of Apple Watch apps including games, health & fitness apps, social & news apps, and more.
In addition to pushing out the Apple Watch App Store today, Apple Watch OS 8.2, which is expected to be the version shipping with the device, has hit the servers likely to make restores possible once the Watch is available.
Earlier today Apple shared with the WSJ that over 3,000 Apple Watch apps have been made for the device before its release tomorrow. You can see the Apple Watch App Store and updated iPhone App Store below:
The primary App Store now shows Apple Watch app previews and mentions Apple Watch support for apps that support both devices.
iTunes on the Mac also presents Apple Watch app screenshots and badges on supported apps.