Apple Watch users could get a massive compatibility upgrade soon

It could make it easier than ever to use your Apple Watch with the rest of your tech

Apple Watch Series 8
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The Apple Watch is widely regarded as one of the best smartwatches on the market right now. Its iconic design can be seen just about everywhere, fusing fashion and functionality in a way which has appealed to users across the board.

With WWDC 2023 on the horizon, many are expecting a big upgrade to the software in WatchOS 10. Rumours suggest we could be in for a near-total redesign, signalling a new generation for the wearable.

Now, a rumour has emerged about a feature which may or may not be a part of the next update. It comes from Twitter user Analyst941, a tipster with a history of Apple leaks – they correctly called the Dynamic Island on iPhone 14 Pro models last year, for example.

This time, it's to do with Apple Watch connectivity. According to the leak, future Apple Watch models will be able to sync to multiple iPhones, iPads and MacBooks. Currently, the Apple Watch can only sync to a single iPhone, which then links with other devices on the same Apple ID.

It's unclear if this means that users could do away with the iPhone altogether. That would appear to be feasible, though, if another Apple device could handle connectivity between the Watch and the Health software.

There's also no guarantee that the feature is coming this year. This particular source pulls information from the Apple development team, but there's nothing to say that they are working on software for this development cycle.

Regardless, it sounds like a cool idea. I'm hopeful that it would allow users to pair the Apple Watch with a different Apple device, leaving them free to use an Android phone, for example. With just under six weeks to go until WWDC, keep your eyes peeled for further announcements.

Sam Cross
Staff Writer

Online news writer at, Sam has five years of experience in online and print journalism, with work featured in publications like Metro and Last Word on Sports. After years writing about music and football, Sam now turns his hand to bringing you news about new phones, smart home products, smart watches, laptops and TVs. Sam is a longtime fan and user of Apple products, including iPhones, MacBooks and Apple Watches.He’s also T3’s resident football expert, bringing you everything you need to know about the big games, including how to watch them. In his spare time, Sam is a keen guitarist, watch lover and (very) amateur golfer.