Apple will not be releasing watchOS 2 today, due to “a bug in development.” An Apple spokesperson told TechCrunch Apple Watch owners will need to wait a bit longer until Apple can squash the 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.”
Apple had seeded the Golden Master of the new Apple Watch operating system to developers immediately following last week’s media event. This usually means Apple thinks the OS is ready for release. However, they must have found a significant bug to hold it back like this.
The new watchOS 2 brings a number of new features to Apple Watch users, notably the ability for developers to directly access the wearable device’s sensors, and stream data more efficiently between the Watch and an iPhone. The new OS also includes improved Siri support, photo watch faces, timelines, and expanded Wi-Fi support when the Watch is out of range of its connected iPhone.
We’ll keep “watch” and let you know when Apple announces the public release of a fixed watchOS 2.