Apple Delays watchOS2 Release Due to Bug

With new Watch Faces, transit directions, Time Travel Mode, the addition of third-party apps, and more, most users of the Apple Watch were very excited for the watchOS2 release, scheduled for today. Unfortunately, it looks like there’s been a bit of a delay.091615-WATCHOS2DELAY-2

Apple announced this morning that the scheduled release of watchOS2 has been unexpectedly pushed back, due to an unspecified “bug”.

In a statement released to TechCrunch, an Apple spokesperson said they they “have discovered a bug in development of watchOS2 that is taking a bit longer to fix than we expected.” The spokesperson added that Apple “will not release watchOS2 today but will shortly.”

The company did not release any details regarding the nature of the bug, or how long they anticipate it will take to fix. Apple released the “golden master” version of the operating system to developers after the September 9th “Hey Siri” event – it was likely one of these developers that came across the bug.apple_watch_smart_lock_1

WatchOS2, the second version of the operating system for the Apple Watch, wowed users when it was officially introduced at the Worldwide Developers Conference earlier this year. Although the delay is disappointing, the release of iOS 9 is still set for today, without any delays.

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