WatchOS 2.0 Delayed, Will Not Ship Today

Last night, writing about the expected release of iOS 9 today, I wrote: “iOS 9 probably ships tomorrow.” A few people questioned my use of probably, given that Apple had announced today as the ship date at last week’s event. Probably did read a little odd — in hindsight I would have written “is scheduled to ship tomorrow”.

But the thing is, I believe in Murphy’s Law, and in not counting unhatched chickens. And, lo, WatchOS 2.0, which was also scheduled to ship today, has been delayed. Here is the statement I received from an Apple spokesperson:

“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.”

Wednesday, 16 September 2015