Apple seeds watchOS 10 RC to developers
Apple has seeded the Release Candidate version of watchOS 10 to developers ahead of the full release of the update for Apple Watch next week, allowing beta testers to install what will likely be the final build that will be available to everyone in the coming days.
A Release Candidate (RC) update represents a near-final version of an operating systems, with all intended features implemented and tested. It’s the last stage of testing before the official release, which Apple has confirmed will happen on September 18.
If no issues are discovered during the RC stage, this build is typically the one that will be released to the public.
watchOS 10 is Apple’s biggest Apple Watch update in years, bringing users a fresh approach to view information with redesigned apps, a new Smart Stack to show relevant widgets, new watch faces, and more.
Previous watchOS iterations, such as watchOS 9 last year, saw Apple announce fairly lacklustre improvements for the Apple Watch, with Apple completely switching things around with watchOS 10, bringing a full set of redesigned apps to provide more information at a glance, and new ways to navigate and quickly access content.