Samsung launched the Gear S2 smartwatch last year and it has proven to be one of the hottest wearable devices of the year, it has been compatible with Android handsets ever since it came out and the company never really denied the possibility that some day support for the iPhone may also be added. At its CES 2016 keynote Samsung confirmed that the Gear S2 would soon receive iPhone support, and now it has revealed exactly when that’s going to happen.

The Gear S2 is a bit different from previous smartwatches that Samsung has released because it’s not closed to the company’s devices only. The wearable device already works with Android smartphones from manufacturers other than Samsung so it’s not entirely shocking to see that it’s being opened up to the iPhone as well.

Many iPhone users might appreciate this move by Samsung as well since they will have more choice, not all users are going to go with the Apple Watch, some might consider other smartwatches and the Gear S2 just might be the one for them.

Head of Samsung’s product launch programmes in the UK Kyle Brown has told Pocket-lint that Gear S2 owners don’t have to wait for a few months to get iPhone support, it’s actually going to arrive by mid-January, so in a couple of weeks from now the Gear S2 will be compatible with the iPhone.

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