Apple appears to be working on a way for Apple Watch users to install watchOS updates without needing an iPhone.
With the first beta of watchOS 6, Apple introduced a Software Update section under the Settings > General menu.
VentureBeat reporter Jeremy Horwitz was able to initiate the install of watchOS 6 beta 2 from the Apple Watch; however, accepting Apple’s terms and conditions still required an iPhone.
Sure seems like the stage is being set for direct-to-Apple Watch software updates in watchOS 6, though it hasn’t been fully freed quite yet from the need to approve things on the iPhone.
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