watchOS 2 details: Release delayed by bugs; enhanced functionality and more customization


Owners of Apple Watch may have to wait a little bit longer for the release of “watchOS 2” as Apple announced that it will be delayed due to some bugs.

A company spokesperson told TechCrunch that, “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.”

The report speculates that since watchOS 2 is a high-profile release for the Cupertino-based giant, it may have been possible that a significant system is affected.

Apple promises “more faces and features for an even more personal experience” when it comes to their new OS such as time-lapse video showcasing a 24-hour shot of scenic views in Hongkong, London, Mack Lake, Paris, New York and Shanghai.

Users are also given the option to choose from the photos they have captured and use it as the face of their watch. In addition, Live Photos make it possible to see the motion before and after taking images. With every raise of the arm, different pre-selected photos in ‘Favorites’ or in chosen album will be showcased.

Meanwhile a feature called “Complications” can now also be customized more as it integrates important information in a quick view. This includes Weather, World Clock, United time flights, and Insteon to control thermostat, sensors, lights, cameras and other data from the Apps Store.

With “Time travel,” the wearer can make use of the digital crown to check what happened, what is happening and what will happen in terms of the personal schedule, weather and news headlines. “Night Stand” mode on the other hand turns the watch into an alarm clock interface that glows whenever the surface is touched.

Moreover, more apps have been partnered with the device to maximize the functionality of the watch like Taptic Engine, accelerometer, heart rate sensor, speaker and microphone for replying to emails, gathering workout statistics, getting transit information, adding friends in social media, drawing some sketches and even purchasing with Apple Pay.

Apple has yet to announce on the release of watchOS 2.