Rumours that Samsung is looking to make its Samsung Gear S2 compatible with iOS devices resurfaced yesterday. Adding Gear S2 iOS compatibility would allow Apple iPhone owners to pair their smartphone to Samsung’s latest smartwatch. SamMobile today reports that a Samsung insider has confirmed that the South Korean company is indeed working on a Gear Manager app for iOS.
The report provides no further details but suggests that Samsung is likely to “hurry up development as much as it can” to ensure it can begin to woo iPhone owners as soon as possible. Whether it is able to do so before the end of the year as a previous report suggested remains to be seen.
Samsung may also have a hard time convincing iPhone users to strap on a Gear S2 rather than an Apple Watch. The latter dominates the smartwatch market and it unlikely to relinquish that lead any time soon.
The Gear S2 is Samsung’s first smartwatch to be compatible across a range of Android smartphones and not just its own. It currently works with a range of smartphones running Android 4.4 or higher and with at least 1.5GB of RAM (albeit there are issues with Android 6.0 preventing upgrades via Nexus smartphones) . Adding iOS compatibility to the mix would be another first for the company.
Source : SamMobile