Samsung's Gear S2 smartwatches could work with iPhones, too (Samsung is "looking at possibilities" to make this happen)

Samsung's Gear S2 smartwatches could work with iPhones, too (Samsung is
Although they're Tizen-based smartwatches, the recently announced Gear S2 and Gear S2 Classic work with many Android handsets - not just from Samsung, but from many other relevant smartphone makers out there. However, unlike Android Wear smartwatches, which recently gained iOS support, Samsung's newest wearable devices don't work with Apple's iPhones. Well, at least not for now.

According to British website Digital Spy, a Samsung spokesperson declared that, since the company made the Gear S2 family play nice with non-Samsung Android handsets, it's also "looking at possibilities to open it up to iOS." Of course, this is far from being a confirmation that the S2 smartwatches will one day work with iPhones. But at least we know that it could happen at some point.

Samsung will release the Gear S2 and Gear S2 Classic in October (for prices that haven't been officially revealed, though the Classic will definitely be more expensive than the regular S2). Both smartwatches are water-resistant, and feature 1.2-inch circular Super AMOLED displays with 360 x 360 pixels. To find out what's different between the two models, check out our Samsung Gear S2 vs Gear S2 Classic post.


source: Digital Spy via Sam Mobile

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42 Comments

1. nctx77

Posts: 2540; Member since: Sep 03, 2013

Why is the iPhone getting support for all these devices you ask? It's the only company that actually has customers that are willing to pay. This watch is rumored to start in the $350 and up range. That's not going to fly with people who are looking for a $99 Nexus watch. Truth hurts!

5. TheWeasel

Posts: 403; Member since: Dec 26, 2014

So please, then, tell me why Apple Music is coming to Android? Is it because Android actually has customers that are willing to pay for music streaming? Truth hurts?

6. BobbyBuster

Posts: 854; Member since: Jan 13, 2015

Not interested. Who does want to buy such a BS smartwatch anyway?

7. TerryTerius unregistered

I do. Just because you worship with unadulterated reverence everything that Apple does, doesn't suddenly mean the concept of personal preference is invalidated for everyone else. Don't you have anything to do other than sit on phonearena and troll people who like different inanimate objects than you? That's honestly kind of sad. If you're ever in New York or Atlanta let me know. I'll buy you a beer, introduce you to some friends of mine, and we can go hang with some women. Chill at one of the local lounges or go to a hookah bar if that's what you're into. Sound fun? I think you need it.

37. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

You deserve a metal of honor for that post.

23. gaming64 unregistered

You sound as if the Apple Watch aint B.S. enough.

30. DRS1977

Posts: 678; Member since: May 27, 2015

Bobby, you are on welfare and use an EBT card to buy food. You don't care because you can't afford the S2. That is what happens when you work part time as a burger flipper. You should have stayed in school.

42. javy108

Posts: 1004; Member since: Jul 27, 2014

Sigh Bobby youre lame.

9. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

Why did Apple put iTunes on Windows? Because if the iPhone only depended on the Mac to sync data, it would have failed. Windows hoped iTunes do to its market penetration. Same as Apple using Android with Beats Music. What they don't realize is we don't want Beats anymore now that Apple has it. Most people didn't want it before. But I did buy Beats before, I won't now ever. Why you think Microsoft brought Office to its and Android? So more people buy Office. How many people you think subscribe to 365 which is cheaper than buying Office. Especially if you usually upgrade to each. Why is Google on every platform? More ad revenue...right? So why can't Samsung do it too? Microsoft used IBM to get DOS everywhere. Once Windows , MS didn't need IBM anymore. The problem is, would Apple allow Samsung Gear Manager to run on iOS? Will Apple want a cut of the sales? Will they stall like they did Google and Adobe? Sometime your worse enemy can be friends. After all, it was Apple who drive more attention to Samsung. So now you're mad they are getting attention?

13. Mercedes-Benz

Posts: 403; Member since: Jan 18, 2015

Why are you always so angry or grumpy about Apple? Chill out take a beer stop ranting on every single apple related article you could find

38. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

Dude did you read what he said? He said why would Samsung want to ring the S2 to iOS. Because Apple has a huge market that could mean money. Apple used Yahoo, Google, Adobe and others to get where they are today, why can anyone else do it? What's wrong with Samsung doing it. Before Android Samsung was making boring flip phones. I get sick.of losers who hold just one single company I don't care what comply it is, so high on a pedestal; that all the others are to be hated on. Like who you like, but stop.acting like they are the k you knew who get to do something and no one else should. It's these stupid ignorant francois on whatever side that drives me nuts. But Apple fans are simply the worse.

21. gaming64 unregistered

1 iTunes was introduced way before the iPhone was coined. http://www.apple.com/pr/library/2002/07/17Apple-Announces-iTunes-3.html 2 Beats is still popular by many 3 Why wouldn't you? Would you waste the popularity and potential you made? 4 Uhhh, because they're a software company? 5 Samsung can do it but remember, without IBM, DOS won't ever be distributed. And Microsoft wasn't even popular till the late '80's so why stop there? Would they? Probably. Cut of the sales? They are already generating money by allowing devs to use their platform. Of course some royalties also need to be used but we don't know cause we all know their serious case of iGreed. Will they stall? That I wont know.

25. gaming64 unregistered

40. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

So. I made a specific point. I said if the iPhone depended on the Mac to sync data it would have failed. Windows has 10 times the market penetration of OSX at the time. This with only 100 people with macs, if they required macs to sync data then sales would have been low. But since iTunes is on Windows it help high adoption. What you posted doesn't change that as a fact. Doesn't matter when iTunes came out.

14. engineer-1701d unregistered

its because the world feels sad that ios users have to deal with sub-par tech and horrible glitchy smartwatch that no one wants to wear. plus think if samsungs beautiful watches are working on all platforms that means no stopping them in the watch market

26. bucky

Posts: 3774; Member since: Sep 30, 2009

That's right, you tell 'em!!! The people have definitely spoken with their wallets and made sure the crappy iPhone is not the most popular phone in the world.

27. bucky

Posts: 3774; Member since: Sep 30, 2009

Or watch.

24. kkmkk

Posts: 699; Member since: May 06, 2013

yes your right no one can deny this 90% of android devices are cheap ones that poor people buy and most of the rich people just buy iphones because of the brand name and the prestige

31. DRS1977

Posts: 678; Member since: May 27, 2015

Janitors and burger flippers can own iPhones too, you must be one of them. Does that make you feel special?

39. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

When are you fools going to learn Most people can find a phone that is midrange or lend that does what they need. A old person who mused a flip phone all their lives, doesn't have to have an iPhone. They can get a low end Android for $100. I mean they aren't gonna use the features so why pay for them? You don't have to buy a $700 phone. There are phones that costs $350 that have better capabilities vs an iPhone. I can buy a brand new Galaxy S5 for 350 to 400 and it has a better display, better cameras. A higher resolution vs iPhone 6 and it's IP67 rated. APPLE chose to sell one phone and it isn't even high end considering it's limitations. Not every one wants or needs a experience phone. Guess what most of the cars on the street are cheap ones not luxury brands, there are more house in the world that cost less than $200 vs over $1M. The cheapest hamburgers sell most than expensive ones. So what. Why is this a problem, The world has more.poor people than rich people. Asian countries have huge populations but can't afford high-end devjces. So are we not suppose to make something they can afford just because Apple chose not too? If Apple has made the Mac for business, they could be enjoying the same penetration PRS have. They chose not too. Android phones aren't cheap. I can drop most of them from 10ft and they won't even break while and iPhone is Crack to shreds. Stop being purposely crazy. It's annoying and really inhuman.

34. techloverNYC

Posts: 601; Member since: Nov 20, 2012

I give up commenting with common sense due to these haters. Base on the year to year sales records, Apple is clearly doing something right that andriod makers are not doing. Yet every yr ppl say this is the yr Apple goes down. This year all I heard actually was how much money Andriod company lost and their decreasing sales numbers.

41. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

The vast majority are forced to stay because they have spent to much money already. I have bought well over $10,000 worth of Apple stuff ND I left anyways knowing I would lose everything. It was gonna cost me more the longer I stayed vs just leaving.

36. tedkord

Posts: 17131; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

Your pain at the fact that Samsung not only came up with a better looking device, but a more intuitive and elegant function is absolutely delicious. Seeing all this positive press and all the comments about how this is what the iWatch should have been is just eating you up.

2. DTech

Posts: 11; Member since: Oct 29, 2012

Oh please Samsung, make it work!

3. bugsbunny00

Posts: 2260; Member since: Jun 07, 2013

samsung is still having trouble try to hack apple's code to work w/gear s2. go sammy just few more tweaks..

11. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

What? What's to hack? All they have to do is code Gear Manager to work on IOS.The watch already will have limited bluetooth. All you need to do is code the gear Manager to work on iIOS.

4. manojmcn

Posts: 633; Member since: Jul 16, 2015

One problem is the payment system will not work. So one of the key uses will not be met. Then why should you pay the premium amount.

8. TerryTerius unregistered

At least one version of the gear s2 is a stand-alone device. I'm pretty sure that its ability to use samsung pay isn't going to hinge upon your phone. That would make a lot of sense considering that none of the devices its compatible with besides Samsung's own will have Samsung pay either.

15. engineer-1701d unregistered

premium 650 is premium 300+-50 is normal

12. kevinhope5

Posts: 53; Member since: Feb 06, 2014

Hello People being off topic here I need help here, I was updating my HTC One X s720e yesterday and I installed the update without removing the charger. Now its stuck at the HTC logo restarting itself over and over again. Can someone help please. I don't want to root my phone.

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