While the initial batch of the Pebble Time started shipping last week, those hoping to use the smartwatch with their iPhones will have to wait as its companion iOS app, which allows users of the wearable to install software updates, new apps, and watch faces, isn’t yet available for download on the Apple App Store.
Pebble is blaming Apple for the situation, saying that the Cupertino-based company’s App Store review process is responsible for the delay – the smartwatch maker had requested an “expedited” review of the app, which was last submitted on May 22.
It’s worth mentioning that an initial release of the app was first submitted for review on May 11, and it was approved for release on May 18. However, Pebble held back the app from being released because of some bugs. A new, bug-fixed version of the app was submitted on May 22, and it is still listed as “In Review.”
Calling the delay as an “obstruction” by Apple, Pebble is now urging users to put forward their concerns to the iPhone maker using the #FreeOurPebbleTime tag on Facebook and Twitter. Meanwhile, the company is advising users to “borrow an Android device from friends or family to perform initial setup, add cool watchfaces, or install standalone apps that don’t require a paired smartphone.”