Pebble says Apple is to blame for the delay in listing Pebble Time's iOS app

Pebble says Apple is to blame for the delay in listing Pebble Time's iOS app
Pebble has started shipping out its new Pebble Time smartwatch to those who backed the new watch. Unfortunately, buyers that plan on using the timepiece paired with their iPhone are going to have to wait to use it, or find a friend with an Android phone. The iOS version of the Pebble Time app has not yet been approved for listing on the App Store by Apple. The app is important because Pebble Time wearers use it to select watch faces, download apps, set up the watch and load software updates. Android users on the other hand (no pun intended) have the Pebble Time app available in the Google Play Store.

Pebble says that Apple is responsible for the failure of the iOS Pebble Time app to appear in the App Store. Pebble says that it submitted the app to Apple on May 11th and requested an expedited review. The initial release was approved a week later on May 18th, and the watches were shipped on May 27th. Unfortunately for Pebble, bugs found on the first submission forced it to re-submit an updated version of the Pebble Time app to Apple on May 22nd. That version is listed as being under review by the tech titan.

Pebble is calling Apple's actions "obstruction" and the watch maker is asking customers to complain on Facebook and Twitter using the hashtag #FreeOurPebbleTime. Pebble says that those iOS users with a new Pebble Time watch should "borrow an Android device from friends or family to perform initial setup, add cool watchfaces, or install standalone apps that don’t require a paired smartphone." Eventually, the app will appear in the App Store and all of this will blow over.


source: 9to5Mac

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11 Comments

1. gaming64 unregistered

It's not Apple's fault that your devs. Didnt make your app on time.

2. nctx77

Posts: 2540; Member since: Sep 03, 2013

Ummm, they found a bug and had to resubmit. How the heck is this Apple's fault? They need to sit their @$$ down somewhere!

3. willard12 unregistered

That was probably a good defense 2 days ago. http://appreviewtimes.com

4. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

Wasn't Microsoft sued by IBM for sending Lotus apps back for fixing late causing them to not have their app ready for the release.of Windows 95?

5. threed61

Posts: 259; Member since: May 27, 2011

What is that child's fridge art in the middle of that enormous bezel?

6. theguy2345

Posts: 1216; Member since: Jun 24, 2014

The entire pebble situation is kinda a joke. As much as I like this new timepiece, can't get one because they don't support windows phone. They made 20 million dollars, they can make an app for windows phone! They can't get the release of their app eight either. It's just lame for a company that made that much money.

7. theguy2345

Posts: 1216; Member since: Jun 24, 2014

Not eight, right. Sorry about that.

8. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

No many people like to deal with Microsoft. I am one of them. Microsoft always has me at a disadvantages, e.g only recently they terminate Games for Windows, that cause all my PC games that support it to break features like multi players and DLC. Less than half have migrated to steamwork but the rest remain broken. Working with, on and use Microsoft products has risk. So i keep my contact with Microsoft products to my official work and out of my personal life and investment.

10. theguy2345

Posts: 1216; Member since: Jun 24, 2014

Dude, we get it. You don't like MS products. So just stop. At this point it is just annoying. You're like a broken record. Get something new to say, because you are really boring.

11. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

You put forth your reason to champion Windows phone, and I put forth my reason against it. This is a free and open forum. Deal with it! The analogy you use also apply to you! I am sick of WP whiners like you!

9. EbonyPericarp

Posts: 67; Member since: May 02, 2015

Interestingly, when I searched for 'pebble watch' in BlackBerry World, I got 229 results and first four pebble apps listed were free...

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