Apple Watch might receive new watch faces soon, but not from third parties
One of the coolest options that Android Wear and Pebble users have is the ability to use third-party watch faces. Surely not all of these are great, and some even affect your watch’s performance, but it’s better than having just a handful of built-in options. Many developers were upset by Apple’s approach to not allow them to create third party watch faces when WatchKit launched, but don’t expect good news any time soon.
Apple has just updated its App Store review guidelines, and the documentation now makes it official that it will not approve apps that only tell the time, or in other words, watch faces. Some rumors claim that we might see that functionality emerge in the future as a native SDK for the Apple Watch emerges later this year, but that won’t be the case at the moment. What we do see is that Apple does tease new watch faces to come to the Apple Watch soon in a policy that reads:
“Apple Watch includes a variety of watch faces, any of which you can customize to suit you. Check frequently for software updates; the set of watch faces that follows might differ from what you see on your Apple Watch.”
Stay tuned to WWDC 2015 as this might reveal more.