Bug delays Apple watchOS 2 software update
Gone is the excitement among Apple Watch users as they cannot install the watchOS 2 on their devices this coming Wednesday. Apple announced that there will be a delay in the release of the much-awaited software because of the bug forcing them to pull out the software update, as reported by Tech Times.
Apple sent short notes to media outlets saying that the last-minute bug was taking a long time to fix. The company didn't specify when users can download a bug-free or at least almost bug-free watchOS 2, but is safe to say that engineers at Cupertino are rushing to get the job done the soonest possible time.
"We have discovered a bug in the development of watchOS 2 that is taking a bit longer to fix than we expected," says an Apple spokesperson.
Granted that watchOS2 is a high profile release for Apple, a relatively important system must have been affected. Being said, it takes some guts to hold a widely publicized release to get it right, so good for them. The company didn't provide any indication on the release timeline beyond 'shortly', reported Tech Crunch.
The new operating systems adds a number of new features, providing developers building apps the ability to directly access its sensors and stream data more efficiently between the iPhone and the watch, which is most important. Other famous features of WatchOS 2 include expanded Siri support, transit directions, photo watch faces, the ability to travel via a timeline to check weather and appointments, and an expanded WiFi support when out of iPhone range.
As expected, Apple Watch owners all had minds set to download the new software have turned to their favorite social media platforms to release their temperaments. Many engaged in Twitter pointing out the irony of the new Apple Watch software being delayed.