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Apple has been given hands-on Watch time to select app developers, at the rate of about 20 per day. The Financial Times reports that the developers work under surveillance and are required to cover their phone cameras while in the facility.
Our take on the news:
Developing for the Watch must provide unique challenges to developers, and allowing some hands-on time gives select developers a chance to get top-notch apps ready for day one. Also, Apple's security prevents images of the testing lab itself from leaking, and prevents competitors from getting any information other than what Apple has already shared between now and launch day.