So is WatchOS 2 not coming out anymore or what?

Discussion in 'Apple Watch' started by JPIndustrie, Sep 20, 2015.

  1. JPIndustrie macrumors 6502a


    Mar 12, 2008
    Queens, NY
    I just find it very puzzling. No timeframe at all? I suppose they will just release it whenever they release it huh.
  2. dhlizard macrumors G4


    Mar 16, 2009
    The Jailbreak Community
    Yes, it will be released once it is FIXED :rolleyes:
  3. Batman89 macrumors 6502

    Jul 7, 2010
  4. MH01 macrumors G4


    Feb 11, 2008
    Fixed of the critical bug/issue that delayed it. :)
  5. Cinnamon Lerue macrumors newbie

    Oct 1, 2014
    I feel the same way....
  6. miketko macrumors newbie

    Sep 13, 2014
    Apple usually fix things pretty quickly so I'm thinking this "bug" is pretty bad
  7. JXShine macrumors 6502


    Jun 11, 2015
    This is what happens when you hire an incompetent and nerdy guy to manage the software on your latest product
  8. MH01 macrumors G4


    Feb 11, 2008
    From my experience it takes apple quite some time to fix issues. Remember owing an iMac that had major wifi issues, 2-3 weeks was the turn around. My 2012 rmbp had issues for months , eventually resolved via a software update .

    People assume it's a bug, could be a number of critical bugs and the software is just not ready for release. My guess it has performance issues, which they are addressing.
  9. dannynjoni macrumors member

    Oct 14, 2010
    Grrrrrr....This early adopter watch stuff is irritating.
  10. FrisbeeK9 macrumors 6502a


    Jun 26, 2006
    The delay in shipping was the Lesson learned for me.
  11. jabingla2810 macrumors 68020

    Oct 15, 2008
    Yeah, they don't release software with critical bugs.
  12. cwosigns macrumors 65816

    Jul 8, 2008
    No assumption; Apple said so when they announced the delay. It's pretty well documented on these forums that there was an issue with 3rd party apps not functioning properly due to some issues with permissions. I can verify this since I'm on the GM of WatchOS 2 and The Weather Channel app (one of the few apps that slipped through before they started holding OS 2 apps) doesn't work without some jiggering.
  13. MH01 macrumors G4


    Feb 11, 2008
    From experience an issue is multiple bugs, problems. For PR purposes you report it as an issue.

    Guess we just wait till its in a state when it's ready for release. I'll take a stable OS vrs one that is rushed out.
  14. EdisEdward macrumors 6502

    Feb 4, 2013

    that is not the issue here. obviously everyone wants a stabled OS in place of a buggy version. the problem is apple announced os2 long time ago and had many betas. they should have identified this problem earlier and fixed it earlier. if they would have done a public beta perhaps this would have fixed earlier too. poor management on apple's part
  15. cwosigns macrumors 65816

    Jul 8, 2008
  16. riotrhythm macrumors regular


    Mar 30, 2015
    Guys, do you remember the issue with Apple Maps? Or the iOS 8 update that rendered the 6/6+ unusable? They can take their sweet old time with watchOS 2 as long as it's stable as far as I'm concerned.
  17. Bob190 macrumors 6502

    May 21, 2015
    Exactly .. I don't get how you can go thru months and months of beta testing (which would include testing 3rd party apps on the new OS), advertise a release date in grand fashion, then on the release date you suddenly find a critical bug? Wouldn't that bug have been noted much earlier (before the announcement) as devs tested their apps .. something doesn't add up. I wonder if there are other reasons for the delay.
  18. LiemTa macrumors regular

    Jun 2, 2014
    TBH, beta testing for devs was garbage for a month. beta 3 and beta 4, we could barely test on our physical devices if we wrote our apps in Swift, and it was a pain getting complications to appear on the watch face without doing 10 hacky steps in between.
  19. maflynn Moderator


    Staff Member

    May 3, 2009
    Really, I find that Apple being secretive and not providing any information so out of character :p

    Don't worry it will get released when apple thinks it will be ready. I'm anxious as well, but not enough to load the GM on the watch. Patience is a virtue as some will say :)
  20. Julien macrumors G3


    Jun 30, 2007
    It's here, check your mail boxes. I'm installing it now.

  21. oftheheavens macrumors 68000

    Jul 9, 2008
    cherry point
    i hate it when you have to jigger.
  22. Oohara macrumors 68020


    Jun 28, 2012
    Ewww... :eek:

  23. oftheheavens macrumors 68000

    Jul 9, 2008
    cherry point
  24. mattburley7 macrumors 68020

    Oct 13, 2011
    it will be coming out eventually. watchOS 2 wont become vaporware i hope :oops:
    they did say in the delay statement the words "shortly" whatever that means. i still hope its by friday for my new iphone 6s!
  25. spiderman0616 macrumors 68030


    Aug 1, 2010
    I don't understand the anger about this. If they released it and you had a major problem with your watch, you'd say Steve Jobs is rolling over in his grave and Apple never gets anything right and how could they release this with so many bugs.

    When they don't release it because it's not ready, everyone gets mad that they're not releasing a buggy, unfinished OS? This is a new product in a new category of devices with a new set of use cases. If Apple screws this up and gives the Apple Watch a bad reputation, there are about a zillion companies ready to swoop in and take their place.

    Watch OS2 will come out when Apple feels it's ready to be out. Not a day before. Anyone who is angry or upset that it's not out yet--get a grip. Yes, they've been beta testing it forever. That means nothing. Eleventh hour bugs come up all the time in the software industry. It's the nature of the beast.

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