watchOS 6.2.5 brings new Pride Apple Watch faces, expands ECG features to Saudi Arabia


This Apple Watch Pride face debuted in watchOS 6.2.5
This Apple Watch Pride face debuted in watchOS 6.2.5. And this band also launched today.
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Monday’s release of watchOS 6.2.5 includes a trio of new faces in the Pride series. It was timed with the debut of new matching Watch bands in the Apple Store.

In addition, Apple Watch wearers in Saudi Arabia just got access to the ECG features of Apple Watch Series 5 and Series 5.

watchOS 6.2 arrives with in-app purchases and ECG support for 3 new countries


Apple Watch likely will gain new health-related features.
Apple Watch ECG functionality just got unlocked for more people.
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Apple pushed out a big software update to Apple Watch wearers today that expands ECG functionality on the Series 4 and Series 5 to users in Chile, Turkey and New Zealand.

watchOS 6.2 was released to the public today alongside iOS 13.4, iPadOS 13.4 and macOS Catalina 10.15.4. The new watchOS update also adds a couple of new features, including the ability to make in-app purchases for Apple Watch apps.

iOS 13.4 could roll out to everyone on March 17 with Alipay support


Apple Pay Terminal
A big deal for iPhone owners in China.
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Apple’s newest iOS 13.4 update could roll out to everyone on Tuesday, March 17, according to leaked Alipay marketing materials. It should be accompanied by iPadOS 13.4, tvOS 13.4, watchOS 6.2, and macOS 10.15.4.

The iPhone update, which is currently in beta testing, is expected to bring Alipay support to Apple Wallet for the first time. That would make this release a pretty big deal for iPhone owners in China.