Apple expected to put Watch, music front and centre at WWDC

Developers could get first glimpse of more flexible wearables toolkit

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Apple expected to put Watch, music front and centre at WWDC As the wearables market grows, analysts expect the battleground for market share to revolve around apps. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
By  Stephen McBride Published  June 8, 2015

Apple's Worldwide Developers Conference will feature the launch of a new streaming service and a toolkit to make it easier to build apps for the Watch, Reuters reported.

As the wearables market grows, analysts expect the battleground for market share to revolve around apps. The Apple Watch has been criticised by early users for running its apps too slowly and for relying too much on an iPhone for functionality.

According to Reuters, Jeff Williams, Apple's senior vice president of operations, suggested today's annual developers' summit may see the debut of a more flexible toolkit.

Apple's battle with music subscription businesses like Spotify may also heat up at the WWDC. The Cupertino company has lost ground to its competitors in recent years and could use the summit to hit back with an offering designed to recapture online music consumers.

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