Last week’s Apple event may have brought plenty of news about the company’s latest mobile devices, but for users who are still holding on to older hardware a little longer, the most important announcement concerned Apple’s release plans for its next-gen system software. This afternoon, users all over the world will start getting access to iOS 9 for their iPhones and iPads, right on schedule (Update: It’s out). But not everything’s going exactly as the company hoped, and an unexpected bug is proving to cause big problems for the release of watchOS 2, which will no longer arrive today as planned.
Apple’s original intent was to get watchOS 2 headed to Apple Watch users today, alongside distribution of iOS 9 for its larger devices. That’s a big deal for users of the smartwatch, as watchOS 2 promises to deliver some major improvements to the Watch experience, particularly in support for third-party apps. And while watchOS 2 is still on the way, it won’t be landing today.
The exact nature of the problem hasn’t yet been publicly revealed, but Apple’s confirmed that a significant watchOS 2 bug is taking longer to fix than the company hoped, and as a result, release plans have had to be pushed back. There’s no new ETA for the software other than for Apple to say it will be out “shortly,” which we’re optimistic could mean sometime later this week, if not early next.
Source: The Verge