According to sources, an app update will bring Apple Watch support to the universal Apple Store app. Once implemented, users will be allowed to make certain types of Apple Store purchases from their wrists and also receive alerts.
As the Apple Watch does not have a keyboard, more involved orders will require the user to move over to the iPhone app. Apple will ask employees to push Apple Store app installations for the Apple Watch to customers this summer, when the Watch goes on sale in Apple’s own stores. Until then, retail employees will be encouraged to show off the Apple Store app on demo Apple Watches.
I’m not surprised by this news, are you? What’s surprising is that it didn’t occur when Apple Watch first launched earlier this month.
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