The launch of Samsung Gear S2's iOS compatibility allegedly revealed
Just two days ago at its CES 2016 presser, Samsung announced that its Gear S2 smartwatch will be scoring iOS compatibility sometime in 2016. Well, "sometime in 2016" is a pretty extensive term and doesn't shine enough light on the compatibility launch.
Luckily, the head of Samsung UK's Product Launch Programmes—Kyle Brown—might have just revealed that Gear S2's iOS compatibility might roll out as soon as mid-January. That's undoubtedly good news for those agog to score it, as January will be literally halved in a week's time.
Unfortunately, we have some very good reasons to believe that iOS users won't be able to benefit from all the features the Gear S2 is supporting or will support in the near future. As the wearable is about to score Samsung Pay later this year, too, and Samsung Pay only works with Samsung phones at the moment, we will speculate that iOS users won't be able to use Samsung's payment service anytime soon. Good thing they have an alternative option - Apple Pay.
All in all, Gear S2's soon-to-be iOS compatibility will bring a breath of fresh air to the list of wearables that Apple's ecosystem supports. Additionally, the Apple Watch is about to face some able-bodied competition!
Make sure to check out our reviews of the two gadgets: