So iOS 8 was released today and with the release comes the HealthKit framework. However if you were hoping to see a bunch of HealthKit compatible apps, you might be disappointed because according to earlier reports, HealthKit compatible apps have been put on hold. At that time it wasn’t clear as to why it was put on hold, but now it seems that there was a last minute bug that did not allow the apps to be released.
This is according to a tweet by the Financial Times’ Tim Bradshaw who received an email from Apple with a statement that reads, “We discovered a bug that prevents us from making HealthKit apps available on iOS 8 today. We’re working quickly to have the bug fixed in a software update and have HealthKit apps available by the end of the month.”
This is pretty disappointing news, especially in the face of other delays of iOS 8 features, like SMS Continuity and iCloud Photo Library that is only expected to be released in the next iOS 8 update which has been pegged for October and possibly alongside OS X Yosemite. In any case we guess iOS 8 users who have been looking forward to the feature will just have to remain patient for now.