Apple Watch prototype, which has been spotted in a series of recently surfaced images, is seen running pre-watchOS software.
Apple Watch prototype has been spotted in new images that surfaced online recently. This version of the Apple Watch is seen with concealed identity, running a pre-watchOS software build.
These new images of the Apple Watch prototype were posted to Apple Demo’s Twitter account (via 9To5Mac). It is quite surprising to see an old prototype, considering it still has fully functioning internal software and development settings. This prototype appears to be housed in a security case that also disguises the device.
This is done in a bid to hide the outward appearance and other details of the prototype. Moreover, this variant comes without the Digital Crown and houses two buttons on the left side along with what appears to be a home button, built into the case itself.
My favourite UI development test screen on the Prototype Apple Watch. The “Springboard zoom” app (located in Lisa Tester) shows an interactive representation of the home screen. #appleinternal pic.twitter.com/qF7Ge9qd8D
— Apple Demo (@AppleDemoYT) December 27, 2020
It runs pre-watchOS 1.0, and the tweet mentions that the internal build is working with several images showing the UI and other functions. It is worth mentioning here that Apple Demo also discovered a reference to the 1980s Apple Lisa computer, as there is a Lisa Simpson app icon on the prototype for the Lisa Tester.
The Springboard zoom app is also housed here, which offers an interactive experience of what the watchOS home screen would feel like. Watch this space for the latest tech news.