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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8 weeks ago
Hooray! Now you can subscribe to apps you can barely see! ;)
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8 weeks ago
Feature requested by no customer ever.
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8 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.
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8 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.
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8 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.
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8 weeks ago
Nooooo!!
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