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New World Timer watchface shows up at WWDC 21 developer session

By Kenny Yeo - on 9 Jun 2021, 12:21pm

New World Timer watchface shows up at WWDC 21 developer session

(Image source: 9to5 Mac)

Eagle-eyed developers have spotted a new unannounced watch face during a "What's New in UIKit" developer session.

It appears at the 8:48 mark and it shows a new World Timer watchface that wasn't announced nor shown during the keynote yesterday.

This World Timer watch face shows local time in the centre and it's surrounded by a 24-hour ring and a cities ring. This lets you tell time around the world instantly.

It's a sign that clearly shows Apple drawing inspiration from the world of mechanical watches. This world-time configuration was popularised in the late Thirties and early Forties by Louis Cottier who designed the world-time mechanism for Patek Philippe.

It's unclear at this point if Apple plans to release this new watchface with watchOS 8 but I guess we'll know more once more advanced versions of developer betas and the public beta becomes available.

Source: 9to5 Mac

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