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September 22, 2015

Apple watchOS 2 rolled out after bug attack

Third party developers can use native sensors to develop apps.

By CBR Staff Writer

After an unexpected delay in the launch of watchOS 2 due to a bug, Apple has started rolling out the latest software update for Apple Watch.

The update has added new features to the five month old watch, which includes new faces as well as major cities with time-lapse videos shot over 24 hours in locations like London, Paris and New York.

Nightstand mode has also been added, which allows users to use the watch even when they do not wear it. The watch, when connected to the charger, illuminates whenever the user touches the screen.

Users can now access native applications from outside developers that use heart-rate sensors and other tools. The update also includes transit directions, expanded Siri support, third-party complications, and the ability to go forward in time to check the weather and appointments.

In order to improve communication, the watch will now allow users to respond to the emails they receive just by tapping the reply at the bottom of a message.

Users will also be able to make purchases through Discover card or store credit cards including Kohl’s Charge and add rewards cards to the system.

WatchOS 2 has a new security feature called ‘Activation Lock’ which requires users’ iCloud Apple ID and password, which will protect the information and data in case of theft.

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The company did not disclose the nature of the bug that caused the delay.

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