“Right out of the box, the Apple Watch offers greater customization than perhaps any other first-generation Apple product in history,” Neil Hughes writes for AppleInsider. “In particular, user-configurable ‘complications’ on watch faces could foreshadow similar customization coming to the iPhone lock screen.”
“Complications on the Apple Watch strike a balance between Apple’s desire for strict control of the user interface, as well as a need to allow users to personalize their device in a way that works best for them,” Hughes writes. “Widget-like complications can only be located in certain spots on some watch faces, and even then the size and amount of information shown cannot be changed.”
“Rather than allowing a flood of third-party widgets to create ugly and cluttered lock screens, Apple could restrict iPhone complications to specific locations, with specific data,” Hughes writes. “In the future, we wouldn’t be surprised to see Apple open up complications on the Apple Watch to some third-party data, in a limited capacity. But the company will need to do so in a way that maintains the simple, clean, and easy to read aesthetic of the built-in watch faces.’
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MacDailyNews Take: This would be a welcome solution. Who wouldn’t like to be able to put stock quotes or the score of the game or whatever is personally important on their iPhone lock screen?