Apple delays watchOS 2 release due to bug

Apple delays watchOS 2 release due to bug
Today marks the release of iOS 9 and it was also supposed to mark the release of watchOS 2 for those who own the Apple Watch, but it looks like that latter plan has hit a snag. It is being reported that Apple has found a bug in the system that is big enough that the company has decided to delay the release of the update.

It is unclear what the bug is, or how critical it may be, but it obviously must be relatively major for Apple to delay the release of the update. An Apple spokesman made it sound as though Apple knew about the bug and had hoped to be able to have it fixed in time. 


We don't know when "shortly" will be, but traditionally the word has meant a few days at most when used by Apple. 

The big additions in watchOS 2 are native third-party apps, third-party apps being able to display info on the watch face, photo backgrounds, time travel (aka looking ahead on info from calendar, weather, etc), nightstand mode, and more. So, users will have to wait a bit longer for all of that. 

source: @EdBaig via The Verge

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14 Comments

1. spiderpig2894

Posts: 597; Member since: Jan 10, 2012

And most people trying to download iOS 9 keeps on failing.

2. Well-Manicured-Man

Posts: 674; Member since: Jun 16, 2015

I have iOS9 already on iPhone and iPad. Great OS! Apple really cleaned up the mess from iOS7 and iOS8.

6. spiderpig2894

Posts: 597; Member since: Jan 10, 2012

I'm pretty sure you manually installed the developer's iOS 9 GM so yippee for you and boohoo for the people who don't know how to manually install.

3. PorkyBurger

Posts: 585; Member since: May 18, 2013

Idk, I am currently downloading it right now. I had issues but I just had to free up some space on my tiny 12GB phone. UPDATE: NEVERMIND, mine just crashed at 50% and it refuses to download again. LOL. Gotta love it.

5. pradhanmn

Posts: 71; Member since: Feb 06, 2015

Be patient.servers are being hit hard

9. PorkyBurger

Posts: 585; Member since: May 18, 2013

or download it through iTunes. IT WORKS LIKE A CHARM although it is extreeeemellyyyslooowwww. It says that it will take 5 HOURS to download 1GB update. LOL.

8. TyrionLannister unregistered

It failed 13 times but in 14th try, I got it to download. It's 10% downloaded and in 4 minutes, it should be done.

4. Michael.Parker

Posts: 273; Member since: Aug 22, 2015

The biggest bug is the worm at the heart of Apple's rotten core.

7. bucky

Posts: 3778; Member since: Sep 30, 2009

you need a hobby or job.

12. DarkStar286

Posts: 229; Member since: Mar 18, 2014

Apple hating is a hobby.

13. Michael.Parker

Posts: 273; Member since: Aug 22, 2015

Hey I think the iPhone is great for what it does at giving something simple for those who know little about tech. I just hate Apple for being such a vile and greedy company trying to destroy everything in it's way.

10. Taters

Posts: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 2013

Um, it will take a lot more than a bug fix to fix that operating system. It needs a total redesign from ground up for everything from the hardware to the software. No email notifications in OS1? Lol what were they thinking and how does the product get anything over a 5 score if it had no emails. Only in Apple land....

11. tedkord

Posts: 17318; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

Well, good on them for not releasing it with a known big. That's a good move.

14. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

It's still gonna have unknown bugs...so it doesn't really matter that much. Its software, there is ALWAYS a bug. Its finny, they didn't want to release a software with a huge bug, but they did it with Apple Maps, and they release hardware that had known bugs too, like AntennaGate and BendGate.

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