(Bloomberg) -- Apple Inc. said it’s delaying the release of new health-tracking software that it has trumpeted as one of the main features of its new operating system for the iPhone and iPad.

HealthKit, the health- and fitness-monitoring system, was pulled from inclusion in Apple’s new iOS 8 mobile-software release that went out to customers yesterday, Cupertino, California-based Apple said in a statement. The tools will be available later this month, Apple said.

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