“Apple Inc. said it’s delaying the release of new health-tracking software that it has trumpeted as one of the main features of its new operating system for the iPhone and iPad,” Adam Satariano and Tim Higgins report for Bloomberg. “HealthKit, the health- and fitness-monitoring system, was pulled from inclusion in Apple’s new iOS 8 mobile-software release that went out to customers yesterday, Cupertino, California-based Apple said in a statement. The tools will be available later this month, Apple said.”
Satariano and Higgins report, “‘We discovered a bug that prevents us from making HealthKit apps available on iOS 8,’ Trudy Muller, a spokeswoman for Apple, said yesterday. ‘We’re working quickly to have the bug fixed in a software update and have HealthKit apps available by the end of the month.'”
“HealthKit is software that synchronizes data from various health and fitness apps, and works as a central dashboard where iPhone users can check their health data,” Satariano and Higgins report. “The software will be a major feature of the Apple Watch, which was also introduced last week, when it goes on sale sometime next year.”
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