Apple pulls HealthKit compatible apps from App Store ahead of iOS 8 due to significant last-minute issue


iOS 8 is expected to be publicly released for compatible iPhone, iPad and iPod touch models imminently, but a significant last-minute issue has been discovered that has reportedly caused Apple to pull all HealthKit-compatible apps from the App Store ahead of the software update’s widespread debut. 

In a series of tweets made over the past few hours, the developer of the popular workout app CARROT Fit has confirmed that his app has been removed from the App Store because, as Apple confirmed to him, HealthKit is broken and not ready to launch. Mueller has the option to remove HealthKit functionality and resubmit the app for expedited review.

Mueller adds that there is no ETA for when HealthKit will be working, but he suspects that it will be down all week. It is the third major blow to iOS 8 ahead of its public release, following the news that iCloud Photo Library has been removed from the software update and that SMS Continuity will be delayed until October.

Fortunately, it appears that this HealthKit issue will not have any delay on the public release of iOS 8. The software update should still become available for compatible devices any minute now.

iOS 8 is the latest version of Apple’s mobile operating system for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. The software will come pre-installed on the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, while it is available as a free update for iPhone 4s, iPhone 5, iPhone 5c, iPhone 5s, iPad 2, iPad (third-gen), iPad (fourth-gen), iPad Air, iPad mini and iPod touch (fifth-generation).

Will you be updating to iOS 8?