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Not too long ago Apple released its first truly new product in years, the smartwatch we all know as the Apple Watch. It runs on watchOS and does have the ability to run applications, the company is allowing developers to create applications for this device. Apple CEO Tim Cook has said that developers are showing significant interest in this new device, even more so than was witnessed with the first iPhone and iPad.

Speaking to the Chinese edition of Bloomberg Businessweek, Tim Cook said that developers are working on more than 3,500 applications for the Apple Watch. That’s quite a lot than the 500 apps that were available for the first iPhone in 2008 and 1,000 apps available for the original iPad back in 2010.

Cook also told the scribe the reason for bringing over the gold color that was first introduced with the iPhone over to the iPad and Mac. It was partly due to the color’s popularity in China, which accounts for 29% of Apple’s revenue, so the company had to make sure that it catered to customers’ needs in that particular market.

More apps for the Apple Watch are expected to hit the store in the near future, allowing users to get more out of their first Apple smartwatch.

Filed in Apple >Gadgets. Read more about Apple Watch, Tim Cook and Wearable Tech.

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