No, Samsung Gear S2 is not getting iPhone support today
Everyone thinks Gear S2 is getting support for the iPhone today, and it’s all thanks to Verizon. But in actual fact, that’s not the case.
While Samsung’s latest smartwatch will be iPhone-compatible at some point, you’ll have to wait a little while longer for it.
The confusion stems from Gear S2 update notes published by Verizon, in which the carrier promises compatibility with iPhones running iOS 8.4 and above with the “R730VVRU1BPC1” release. This has led lots of blogs to speculate that iPhone support is rolling out to all today.
However, don’t get too excited just yet. It seems Verizon’s update notes are inaccurate, and Gear S2 owners will have to wait longer to marry their device with an Apple smartphone.
“Samsung has confirmed to me that the Gear S2 is not getting support for iOS today,” tweeted Dan Seifert of The Verge this morning. Verizon PR guy Albert Aydin followed that up with a tweet that reads, “confirmed on no iOS support at the moment. We’re updating our support page shortly.”
We’ll update you as soon as we know more. A recent rumor claimed Samsung will rollout iPhone support for Gear S2 sometime this month, but we recommend you wait for Samsung’s official confirmation.