Starting June 1, all new Apple Watch apps submitted to the App Store must have the ability to operate independently of an iPhone. Apple laid this mandate down in a blog post to developers, which it released to the developer’s website. It’s interesting timing, too; June 1 is just under two weeks ahead of WWDC, Apple’s annual developer’s conference which begins June 13. The ‘native’ apps will have to be built with the watchOS 2 SDK or later, which takes advantage of things like WatchConnect for using an Apple Watch via known Wi-Fi signals without the need for an iPhone.…

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