Apple adding in-app purchases for Apple Watch apps with watchOS 6.2

Apple recently seeded the first developer beta of watchOS 6.2, and now the company has released a developer update preparing devs for a future feature addition.

Apple’s developer update informs devs that they will need to download the Xcode 11.4 beta to prepare for the latest watchOS 6.2 feature addition. That will be the ability to add in-app purchases to Apple Watch apps with the smartwatch’s next major software update. It will require the StoreKit API to function.

With the support of in-app purchases, this means developers can build subscriptions, premium content, digital goods, and more into watchOS apps.

With the public release of watchOS 6.2, you’ll be able to offer in‑app purchases directly in your watchOS apps, so users can access premium content, digital goods, subscriptions, and more, all right from their wrist. Get started today by downloading Xcode 11.4 beta, implementing the StoreKit API, and build for the beta version of watchOS 6.2.

Apple just seeded the first developer beta of watchOS 6.2 so it stands to reason that we are still several weeks away from the public release of the software.

What do you think of in-app purchases coming to watchOS apps?