Facebook and others tweak Apple Watch apps ahead of device launch

Everyone knows how secretive Apple is. They usually do a very good job of keeping new products under wraps until launch, this side of drunken employees leaving prototype products in a bar. Apple is gearing up for the launch of its smartwatch (we will be bringing all the details of the watch when it launches) and ahead of that launch word is that Apple is letting some major companies tweak their apps before the watch launches.

Apple has given early access to a few companies to get their apps working just right ahead of launch according to a source. The source says that the companies who have been given early access include Bayerische Motoren Werke AG, Facebook Inc., United Continental Holdings Inc. among others.

The source of the story claims that the companies have been invited to a secret Apple lab where security is taken very seriously. Apparently, the rooms have internet access blocked and no outside materials are allowed into the labs.

Source data for the apps the companies are there to check has to be brought in on a computer has drive and the drive can't be taken back out of the labs. We only have a few more days to wait for the watch to launch; we will be on hand at the launch event on March 9.

SOURCE: Bloomberg