Apple makes its Computer clock independent from the iPhone and thus also the wide audience of users without a mobile phone for the group to target. Until now, you needed an iPhone, for example, to download Apps to the Apple Watch.

in the Future, the Computer clock gets its very own App Store, and on your current applications don’t need a counterpart on the iPhone, as Apple announced on Monday at the developer conference WWDC in San Jose.

The Changes could help Apple to attract more customers for the watch. It is already by far the most popular Smartwatch, but was held back by the proliferation of the iPhone: Android Smartphones have a market share of more than 80 percent. If the Apple Watch is now even more attractive for Android users, it could worsen the chances of success of other Smartwatch vendors.