Apple Will Not Release watchOS 2 Today Due to Significant Bug

watchos2While Apple announced last week that it would be releasing iOS 9 and watchOS 2 to the public today, the company has just announced that it will not be releasing watchOS 2 as scheduled due to a recently discovered bug.

TechCrunch has shared the full text of Apple's notice.

“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.”

Apple seeded the intended golden master version of watchOS 2 to developers immediately following last week's media event, but the company will need to make some final tweaks to address the discovered bug before it feels comfortable releasing the updated operating system to the public.

Top Rated Comments

ck2875 Avatar
90 months ago
Well at least no one on MacRumors will have anything bad to say about this.
Score: 60 Votes (Like | Disagree)
ditzy Avatar
90 months ago
My inner child is screaming "Noooo!" The adult in me is saying well it's good that they aren't shipping it until it's ready. The adult will win...maybe.
Score: 36 Votes (Like | Disagree)
0928001 Avatar
90 months ago
Good on Apple.
Score: 31 Votes (Like | Disagree)
garylapointe Avatar
90 months ago
Bummer. I was looking more forward to watchOS 2 than iOS 9....

Gary
Score: 29 Votes (Like | Disagree)
WarHeadz Avatar
90 months ago
Really lame Apple. I hope this and any other bug is squished before its released otherwise it'll be really embarassing.
Isn't that exactly what they just said they're doing?
Score: 27 Votes (Like | Disagree)
PhiLLoW Avatar
90 months ago
Really lame Apple. I hope this and any other bug is squished before its released otherwise it'll be really embarassing.
Whats lame? They found a bug and they're going to fix it! That's how it's done.

Embarrassing would be to release a software with bugs and fix those months later.


I really give them thumbs up for actually fixing a problem instead of shipping garbage like many other software companies nowadays. Especially the gaming industry ships half-baked crap and make you even pay for it.
Score: 19 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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