watchOS 7

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    Yesterday at the WWDC Keynote, Apple released the first beta of watchOS 7. One of the anticipated new features is the Sleep App.
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    watchOS 7 will be available for Apple Watch Series 3 and newer.
     
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    Here’s the Chronograph Pro watch face which is new in watchOS 7.
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    Apple has dropped support for Force Touch in watchOS 7. Developers have been told to update their apps to allow for this.
    An example of Force Touch is when you press hard on the home screen and get a menu that allows you to choose between grid view and list view for your app display. Now, to change between grid view and list view you have to open the Watch app on your iPhone and go to App view and make your selection there. The change can no longer be done on the watch itself.
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    Can you still add and edit watch faces on the watch, or does that need to be done through the app too?
     
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    You can still customize and add or remove watch faces on the watch.
     
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    Apple now allows sharing of watch faces with others. The person receiving the shared watch face can install it on his Apple Watch.
    To share a watch face, long press on the watch face and press the share button then add the contact information for the recipient and a message. BTW, Customize is now called Edit.

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    I’ve just learned that you can switch the home screen between grid view and list view by going to Settings>App View on the Apple Watch and choosing which one you want. It’s still slower and less efficient that the quick and easy method using Force Touch.
     
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    I understand that Apple is abandoning Force Touch on the iPhone, and that they want to be consistent across platforms, but I’m still sad. The watch was the one place I used it enough that it’s become habit.This will take a while to get used to. When it happens, that is.
     
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    Since updating to watchOS 7 beta I’ve found myself trying to do things the old way and having to do them over the new way. In many cases this means the operation take extra steps and more time.
     
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