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Apple’s watchOS 2 delayed due to a “bug in development”

By Alvin Soon - on 17 Sep 2015, 9:30am

Apple’s watchOS 2 delayed due to a “bug in development”

Apple’s watchOS 2 update for the Apple Watch was expected to launch today, together with iOS 9, but it has been delayed.

An Apple spokesperson told TechCrunch that it’s due to a bug:

“We have discovered a bug in development of watchOS 2 that is taking a bit longer to fix than we expected,” an Apple spokesperson told TechCrunch. “We will not release watchOS 2 today but will shortly.”

watchOS 2 is slated to bring new features to the Apple Watch, like new watch faces and the ability to further customize complications.

The biggest change, however, is how watchOS 2 allows apps to run natively on the Watch itself, which should speed up app performance. watchOS 2 also gives developers access to the Watch’s features like the Taptic Engine, Digital Crown, accelerometer, heart rate sensor, speaker and microphone, which should open up more app abilities.

Apple added more Watch colors and bands in its September event last week; including a brand-new gold and rose-gold aluminium Watch Sport editions, a PRODUCT RED band for the stainless steel Watch edition, and a collaboration with Hermès for three new leather straps with exclusive Hermès watch faces.

Still on the fence about whether or not you’d get an Apple Watch? Read how our reviewer uses his Watch, check out what a mechanical watch lover thinks of the Apple Watch, and find out why our editor likes it but probably won’t buy one yet.

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