A rare prototype of the Apple Watch has surfaced, which provides insight into the event of the company’s popular smartwatch. Twitter user AppleDemoYT showed off the device, allowing developers to check a preview of watchOS.
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This Apple Watch prototype finds itself concealed by a security case resembling a small iPod, although a photograph shows the prototype hardware on the skin of its case.
The video begins by showing what appears to be the first cardboard packaging accustomed to deliver the prototype hardware to testers. “ This product is assessed as Apple Confidential and is designated an ‘Ultra’ security program, ” the label reads. “This prototype MUST be returned upon recall,” reads on the label before being masked to cover the origins of the device. A sticker on the rear of the prototype shows that it’s a “PVTe” configuration, which probably implies that it’s a production (engineering) validation test in accordance with the language used on previous hardware. development, just like the leaked EVT card for the primary iPhone.
The software is clearly a preview of watchOS 1.0, but it’s plenty like what we’re seeing on the company’s smartwatches today. In fact, a number of the menus look almost just like elements of watchOS 7, which was released in September 2020. there’s no date for this version, but it is estimated that its development materialized in 2013. the primary Apple Watch was launched in late 2014.
There is no Digital Crown for navigation. Instead, the buttons on the proper side of the case will be an accustomed return to home and switch off the watch. The “Home” button on the front and what appears to be volume up / down buttons on the left are never shown in use and will not be functional. By clicking on the settings, the device reports that it’s not received FCC approval available, adding an additional confirmation of its prototype status.