The folks at Apple have been quite busy today. They have already released the official Apple Watch User Guide, but they have also “released” the official Apple Watch App Store. In order to access the Apple Watch App Store, you must be on iOS 8.2, since that version of iOS has the Apple Watch pairing application pre-installed.
Once inside the Apple Watch app, if you head over to the Featured section, you can view all the various applications that have been released or updated with compatibility for the Apple Watch. Similar to what you see when looking for apps in the regular App Store, you can view screenshots of what the app will look like on your Apple Watch. You will also be able to see what the apps look like on the iPhone.
In addition to this, if you are in the App Store for your iPhone, and you find an app that has been updated with compatibility for the Apple Watch, you will be greeted with a notation that states as much. Users will also be able to view the screenshots of what the app looks like on both the iPhone and the Apple Watch. We have added a few screenshots of what the Apple Watch App Store looks like, for those who haven’t received the update yet.
According to the Wall Street Journal, Apple has shared that over 3,000 apps have been available on the Apple Watch App Store. That number is expected to grow tremendously, depending upon the success of the Apple Watch, and integration that developers will add to already existing applications on the App Store.
If you’re an Apple fan or just a general fan of technology, this an exciting time to see what the Apple Watch can do and how it will grow in the coming months. What are you most excited about with the release of the Apple Watch? Let us know in the comments below.