APPLE DELAYS WATCH OS2 SOFTWARE UPDATE

The update had been set to be released alongside the iOS 9 update for its smartphones and tablets.The Apple Watch is thebestselling smartwatchto date, according to research company IDC.But the current version of its software means that many third-party apps take arelatively long time to load and cannot use the device’s sensors.

WatchOS 2 addresses this by allowing the apps to run natively on the Watch rather than making them rely on a linkedsmartphone’s processor.”We have discovered a bug in development of WatchOS 2 that is taking a bit longer to fix than we expected,” an Apple representativetold the TechCrunch news site.”We will not release WatchOS 2 today but will shortly.”Last September, Apple issued an apologyafter an update to its iOS mobile system caused some of its phones to become unable to connect to cellular networks.But it is far from being alone in being affected by upgrade bugs.

On Wednesday, Google rushed out a fix for its Android OS after it was discoveredthe lock screens of devices running the code could be overridden by typing extremely long text into the password box.”Apple’s news shows that there’s a lot of work that’s done on these releases downto the last minute,” said Carolina Milanesi, chief of research at Kantar Worldpanel ComTech.”This was the right thing to do.

Obviously there’s excitement about the update, butthere’s nothing that the consumer can’t wait for for a couple of days or however long it takes.”iOS 9 has been released as originally scheduled.

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