Apple iPhone owners can finally use the Pebble Time as iOS app gets published

Apple iPhone owners can finally use the Pebble Time as iOS app gets published
iPhone owners can finally use the Pebble Time smartwatch that they've previously backed on KickStarter. 

The news comes as the iOS companion app for the smartwatch was finally published today in Apple's App Store. The smartwatch started shipping on May 27th for those who've backed Pebble's record-breaking Kickstarter campaign, but for iPhone users, it was virtually useful in the absence of the companion app.

A couple of days ago, we told you that the Pebble issued a statement on its KickStarter campaign page in which the company pointed at Apple for not publishing the Pebble Time companion in the App Store. In the statement, Pebble urged its users to pressure Apple into expediting the app's appearance in the App Store. Although not directly, the statement also seemed to blame Apple for intentionally delaying the process.

In the meantime, the media turned its attention to the issue, and it looks like all this pressure has finally paid off for Pebble, as the iOS companion app for the Pebble Time was finally published today in the App Store by Apple.

In a new statement, also published on the Pebble Time Kickstarter page, Pebble thanks its customers for reaching out to Apple in large numbers. Interestingly, the company is also appreciative of Apple's "attentiveness to the [iOS] community". Head on to the source link below to download the iOS companion app for the Pebble Time.

source: iTunes | Pebble

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4 Comments

1. Tziggy14

Posts: 626; Member since: Sep 02, 2014

Since Pebble's been able to push to get their Time app on iOS, we now know Google can do the same for Wear. It's just a matter of persistence of how much both the developer and customers want it on the platform.

3. SamDH1

Posts: 419; Member since: Apr 21, 2015

The way Android Wear works on Android is completely different to how it would have to work on iOS. Google would have to completely re-write Android Wear just for it to work with Apple devices, it would be a completely different experience.

2. waddup121 unregistered

That's cool!

5. eyedoc81

Posts: 56; Member since: May 20, 2011

Is PhoneArena going to review the Pebble Time any time soon? There's been a lot of reviews already, but no mention here yet. Curious to see what they think.

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