News Analysis

Third-party faces might be more of a curse than a blessing for Apple Watch

Speculation is mounting that Apple will open up watchOS to third-party watch faces. That might not be a good thing.

apple watch series 3 kaleidoscope
Doug Duvall/IDG

Note: When you purchase something after clicking links in our articles, we may earn a small commission. Read our affiliate link policy for more details.

Michael Simon has been covering Apple since the iPod was the iWalk. His obsession with technology goes back to his first PC—the IBM Thinkpad with the lift-up keyboard for swapping out the drive. He's still waiting for that to come back in style tbh.