A recent rumor claims that Apple is developing software upgrades that would enable consumers to couple their Apple Watch with other Apple products, including the iPhone, iPad, and Mac.
A single iPhone is the only iPhone with which an Apple Watch can currently be associated. Although different Apple Watch models may be attached to the same iPhone, Apple does not yet support pairing or synchronizing Apple Watches with other gadgets in its network.
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Following Apple Fitness+ training programs on the iPad’s screen is possible with an Apple Watch after it has been linked with an iPhone and if both devices are logged into the same Apple ID. Additionally, Mac users may open their computer, authenticate applications, see passwords, and approve online Apple Pay transactions using their Apple Watch, but those are the only exceptions.
But these restrictions could be adjusted. An Apple Watch will no longer be bound to a single iPhone, but rather, will be able to sync across many iPhones, iPads, and Macs, according to the Twitter user @analyst941. This information comes from Apple’s planned improvements to the pairing/syncing process.
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The leaker admits they are unsure of the implementation method, although iCloud syncing is one possibility—much to how AirPods sync with other devices—and might be a viable option. Uncertain if this implies that configuring an Apple Watch before it can sync with other Apple devices connected to the same iCloud account would still need an iPhone. The leaker noted that they are unsure of when the update will occur—whether it would be included in this year’s release of watchOS 10, iOS 17, iPadOS 17, and macOS 14 or whether it will be delayed until 2024.