Apple Watch might get some new Mac-related powered when macOS 10.15 is unveiled at WWDC 2019.
Mac users can currently use the Apple Watch to unlock their Mac, but a new report claims Apple is planning to expand authentication beyond that to give Macs without Touch ID some of the same features.
“The next major version of [macOS] will allow users to authenticate other operations on the Mac beyond just unlocking the machine with their watch,” reports 9to5Mac, citing sources familiar with macOS 10.15’s development. Further details on what those operations will be weren’t given.
It’s theorized that the new Mac operations via Apple Watch will basically be able to do anything you can currently do on Mac via Touch ID. There will likely be a users interface on watchOS to authorize the operations.
More details of macOS 10.15 began leaking in abundance this week. Other new features could include separate apps for Podcasts, Music and Books, leading to the break up of iTunes. There’s also a rumor that Apple will add the option to use your iPad as a second display.
We still haven’t too heard too much about what to expect in watchOS 6, other than the possibility of a new always-on display mode. Full details of macOS 10.15 and watchOS 6 will be revealed at the start of WWDC 2019 on June 3rd.