Bug Forces Delay of Apple Watch OS 2
Apple Watch owners who had been eagerly anticipating a new software upgrade for their devices will have to wait a little longer as a mysterious “bug” has postponed the release of watchOS 2. The updated software was supposed to be available on Wednesday but Apple delayed the release until the unnamed problems could be fixed.
Apple released this statement: “We have discovered a bug in development of watchOS 2 that is taking a bit longer to fix than we expected. We will not release watchOS 2 today but will shortly.”
The new watchOS 2 software is supposed to deliver several desirable features like faster performance, being able to answer emails without going to your iPhone and the ability to create your own watch face using a personal photo. Coming along with the software update are a new batch of native apps that allow the watch to work without being connected to the user’s smartphone.
While we’re waiting for watchOS 2 to get de-bugged, there’s more news on the Apple Watch. Industry rumors claim that the device will be coming to Sprint on September 25. The wireless carrier will sell the Apple Watch Sport and the Apple Watch as well as a selection of accessories from third-party vendors.
Sprint will offer the Apple Watch Sport in 38mm for $349.99 and the 42mm model for $399.99. The Apple Watch in Stainless Steel or Space Black Stainless Steel will be $549.99 while the 42mm model will go for $599.99.
Not-so-coincidentally, September 25 is the day that the latest models of the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus will go on sale. Customers who drop by the local Sprint retail store to pick up a new smartphone just might be tempted to pick up an Apple Watch to go with it. Maybe by then they will be able to download watchOS2 for their new Apple Watch.