The Apple Watch comes with several clock faces built in. There's Chronograph for the classic timepiece look; Color for minimal but bright analog look; Utility, which is somewhere in-between; Simple, which is just what the name implies; and Mickey Mouse, which features an animated version of the classic Disney character. There's also Modular for digital display and maximum information; X-Large, which showcases the time in large, colorful numbers; Motion, which shows an animated butterfly, jellyfish, or flower; Solar, which tracks the sun across the sky; and Astronomy, which presents an array of planets, moons, and the Sun.
So, what would you change about them?
- More licensed clock faces like Donald Duck an Superman.
- More digital clock face options.
- Curated Clock Face store (like Apple TV).
- Open Clock Face store (like iPhone).
- Quick app access complications (i.e. Messages, Phone).
- Complications for third-party apps.
- Ability to re-order clock faces.
- Monogram on more clock faces.
- Return of Photo (custom wallpaper) clock face.
Watch OS, despite it's similarities to iOS 8.2, is still at version 1.0. Apple is already hard at work on iOS 9 and Watch OS 2.0. Right now clock faces are in their infancy. There's no doubt Apple will keep working on the TimeKit framework and what it can do. If Apple asked what you wanted to see, what would you tell them?
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Rene Ritchie is one of the most respected Apple analysts in the business, reaching a combined audience of over 40 million readers a month. His YouTube channel, Vector, has over 90 thousand subscribers and 14 million views and his podcasts, including Debug, have been downloaded over 20 million times. He also regularly co-hosts MacBreak Weekly for the TWiT network and co-hosted CES Live! and Talk Mobile. Based in Montreal, Rene is a former director of product marketing, web developer, and graphic designer. He's authored several books and appeared on numerous television and radio segments to discuss Apple and the technology industry. When not working, he likes to cook, grapple, and spend time with his friends and family.