For a device that was once known only for keeping track of time, app developers were like everyone else in finding irony that the operating system behind the Apple Watch, watchOS 2, will be late.
Though originally scheduled to debut with iOS 9, Apple admitted that a major security bug would delay watchOS 2, though the company suggested the wait might not be very long.
For app developers that were eager to work on their next iteration of an Apple Watch app, the news was obviously disappointing:
It didn't take long for conspiracy theories to emerge:
I'm willing to bet this is the bug related to those FairPlay errors that stopped watchOS 2 apps from running: http://t.co/HryrW8qYC0— James Thomson (@jamesthomson) September 16, 2015
So it's FairPlay bug again? I still remember the massive problems with Today/Share Extensions during iOS 8 GM last year. @jamesthomson— Mudkip (@mudkip_me) September 16, 2015
Several developers pointed out that delays of this kind were not that out of the ordinary, and that it was better Apple acted on the side of caution:
Wait, doesn't this happen to every single software company? Not sure how this is a big deal. http://t.co/M72FvTCdO5— Chris Bennett (@8ennett) September 16, 2015