Apple Bringing In-App Purchases to Apple Watch in watchOS 6.2

Apple today released the first beta of an upcoming watchOS 6.2 update to developers, and the update includes support for in-app purchases through the Apple Watch App Store.

Apple is asking developers to begin getting their watchOS apps ready for in-app purchases for when watchOS 6.2 is released.


The watchOS ‌App Store‌ was added in the watchOS 6 update, and allows ‌Apple Watch‌ owners to purchase ‌Apple Watch‌ apps right on their wrists without the need for an iPhone.

With the update in watchOS 6.2, developers will be able to create watchOS apps that feature premium content, downloadable goods, subscriptions, and more.

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2 weeks ago
Hooray! Now you can subscribe to apps you can barely see! ;)
Rating: 8 Votes
2 weeks ago
Feature requested by no customer ever.
Rating: 7 Votes
2 weeks ago
About the very last thing I'd ever need for my Apple Watch.

Haven't found one single useful app (besides the built-in ones) but the last thing I'd do is pay a subscription fee for a tiny feature-less Apple Watch app.
Rating: 5 Votes
2 weeks ago
Eventually iPhone will cease to exist and we'll have wearables with iGlasses. The full app store model needs to be available for that. Today it seems unnecessary but as the world moves from phones to wearables to implants everything else has to move too. This is one step.
Rating: 4 Votes
2 weeks ago
Anyone else not the biggest fan of the watch App Store? I wish we could use the App Store tab in the watch app on an iPhone to directly download apps to an Apple Watch w/o an iPhone companion app.
Rating: 3 Votes
2 weeks ago
Nooooo!!
Rating: 3 Votes
2 weeks ago


One more reason not to purchase this over priced "watch"


What’s considered ‘overpriced’ to you is not reflective to everybody else’s viewpoint.(I also generally find those who say it’s ‘overpriced’, can’t afford the Apple Watch to begin with, but that’s a different topic.) The watch is a multi tool that does a lot of things, this specific feature may not be noticeable by everyone, but it still shows the minor advancements for watchOS, but it certainly doesn’t classify the Watch as ‘overpriced’ by an means.
Rating: 2 Votes
2 weeks ago


Eventually iPhone will cease to exist and we'll have wearables with iGlasses. The full app store model needs to be available for that. Today it seems unnecessary but as the world moves from phones to wearables to implants everything else has to move too. This is one step.

Coming in a while "blink to approve purchase". Followed by, a few decades later, after they work out the subdermal "wearables" with neural connections, "think to approve purchase".

(Peter F. Hamilton's The Naked God, has some detailed description of the purchase and use of such neural implants, which sound absolutely lovely as long as you make really sure they haven't been tampered with before installation - else you may become someone else's remote-controllable puppet.)
Rating: 1 Votes
2 weeks ago


This could be a good thing. We may start to see some Freemium offerings that give the cheapskates like you and me new options we wouldn't have had otherwise, without having to pay for the "full" app content.


i would rather pay full price than deal with subscriptions on my wrist.
Rating: 1 Votes
2 weeks ago


It's NOT going to be glasses. It's going to be a thong. Just let your mind run wild with that, AppleWear.


I wonder what we are going to "double tap" to allow a purchase with an Apple Thong.
Rating: 1 Votes

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