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Stefan Kaczmarek, Brad Lees and Gary BennettSwift 5 for Absolute Beginnershttps://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4842-4868-3_15

15. Apple Watch and WatchKit

Stefan Kaczmarek1 , Brad Lees1 and Gary Bennett2
Phoenix, AZ, USA
Scottsdale, AZ, USA

In September 2014, Apple announced the Apple Watch, which it considers to be the next chapter in Apple’s history. This watch not only handles phone calls and text messages, but it also assesses the wearer’s health by tracking heart rate and exercise. At the same time, Apple announced WatchKit, a framework designed for developing apps for the Apple Watch. WatchKit will be very familiar to developers already familiar with UIKit.

Initially, the Apple Watch had some serious ...

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