Apple watchOS 4 release date, news and rumors

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With even more songs on the wrist, the effortless combination of Apple Watch paired with AirPods makes listening to music ideal for workouts or on the go.Workout appThe updated Workout app now includes auto-sets for pool swim workouts and new motion and heart rate algorithms for High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) workouts.

watchOS 4 includes a new app dock that's easier to swipe through, a flashlight feature that can also serve as an emergency beacon.

A developer preview of watchOS 4 will be available for all Apple Watches starting today and users should be able to experience all the features later this year.

Apple is making Siri more front and center in watchOS 4 with a new Siri watch face that automatically displays the information that's most important to you.

Activity tracking is one of the best things about the Apple Watch.

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Some are hoping it may come with a store to download Watch faces directly from, but that's unlikely, as we reckon that if Apple was going to add such a feature it would have done before now.

Apple has released details of watchOS 4 to developers at the company's annual keynote address at WWDC. Siri will also provide news headlines from Apple News. Multiple workouts can be combined back-to-back, letting you train for demanding physical events like triathlons without having to return to the Watch between stages.

Toy Story watch facesIn addition to the Siri watch face, new Toy Story watch faces bring to life favorite Pixar characters including Woody, Jessie and Buzz Lightyear, while the Kaleidoscope watch face turns static images into mesmerizing patterns.

This update allows NFC in the Apple Watch to work with something outside of Apple Pay. Apple says Apple Watch-compatible gym equipment will start rolling out this fall.

Apple also introduced new summer band colours, giving customers more options to choose from.