Keynote and PowerPoint iPhone apps get Apple Watch remote support

Microsoft and Apple have updated their presentation apps for iOS to enable Apple Watch owners to use the new wearable as a remote control.

A new version of Keynote adds the support for Keynote Remote Apple Watch app, which was first previewed when Apple unveiled the watch back in October 2014.

Users will be able to move between slides from their wrists.

The update follows a similar app bump from Microsoft with its version of PowerPoint for iPhone.

The new version gives Apple Watch owners the chance to start presentations, move to the next slide, view the elapsed time, the current slide number and the total number of slides.

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As it stands, the Apple Watch won’t be able to control PowerPoint or Keynote presentations on Mac OS X or Windows desktops or laptops.

Extending the functionality would make the Apple Watch a great productivity tool for people used to operating their presentation from the confines of a laptop.

Earlier on Tuesday it was revealed Apple is offering developers the chance to order an Apple Watch Sport with delivery guaranteed for April 28.

A large array of iPhone apps with Apple Watch support have already hit the App Store, ahead of the April 24 release date.