Samsung Gear S2 Welcomes iPhone Support This 2016; To Lose Some Functionality in iOS

Apple users have always been a loyal bunch in terms of supporting the product range of the company. Nevertheless, a percentage of this pool may not appreciate all of the products in the line, particularly the Apple Watch. If you are one of those, then it is time to pay attention to the Samsung Gear S2.

The Verge reports that the Samsung Gear S2 smartwatch will eventually open its doors to accommodate support for the iPhone. The website details that the announcement was made by VP Alanna Cotton at the CES; however, no specific date was announced yet during the event.

While the potential for iPhone support is great news, the website notes that the Gear S2 will launch some of its functionality in the iOS platform compared to its Android compatibility.

One will notice that the design of the Gear S2 is a stark contrast to that of the Apple Watch, so iPhone users who does not like the design of Apple’s smartwatch will most likely lean on the Gear S2.

It has previously been reported that Samsung launched elegant colors of the Gear S2: one in platinum and the other in 18K rose gold. The elegance of these designs may contribute further to the attraction of potential smartwatch users.

What is more appealing to the new releases, according to Ars Technica, is that it will not be much expensive than its predecessor (the all-black Samsung Gear S2 Classic).

Ars Technica also reveals that Samsung is maintaining its luxury trend with the S2 by introducing new straps and bracelets for the smartwatch. In addition, the website also lists down artists Jean-Michael Basquiat, Jeremyville, and Keith Haring as responsible for the watchfaces of the smartwatch.

With their recently unveiled devices, Samsung shows that it has no plans in backing down their wearable technology game.

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