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Apple taking its sweet time approving Pebble iOS software

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Apple's delay may mean no Pebble Time for iPhone users.
Apple's delay may mean no Pebble Time for iPhone users.
Photo: Pebble

Pebble Time, the new smartwatch from the Kickstarter superstar, might be headed to wrists soon, but if you own an iPhone, you might be out of luck.

According to an email sent out to Time backers on Kickstarter, the version of the Pebble iOS software needed to connect and use Pebble’s newest iteration is still sitting in the gray no-man’s land of Apple approval; it’s been there for 43 days with no end in sight.

This is yet another setback for the platform-agnostic smartwatch, which has supported both iPhone and Android users from the start. Just last month, Cupertino began rejecting apps that mention the Pebble — a third-party mobile platform — in their description. When the fist Pebble smartwatches came out, there was a similar delay, too.

The Pebble Time Android app seems ready to go, though.

Hopefully, this is just an oversight on Apple’s part, rather than a plan to fully stamp out any other smartwatches available to consumers. To be honest, Apple Watch has nothing to worry about from Pebble; it’s first iteration isn’t any kind of competition.

Source: Yahoo!