Apple has confirmed that it will no longer offer speed reading functionality on Mac computers.
Apple CEO Tim Cook wrote on Twitter that the company was “working on a solution” for the issue and would make an announcement on Wednesday.
In an emailed statement to Recode, Cook said the company “is working on a fix for the problem”.
“The iPhone and iPad use different technology and are not compatible,” Cook said.
“Apple has confirmed to us that this is not the case for all of our customers.
We are working on our solution.”
Apple’s statement comes a day after Cook said that the iPhone and Apple TV users should expect to see a speed reading feature on the next version of Apple’s OS X software.
The company’s Macs are designed to use the Apple’s own proprietary hardware for speed reading and are also the only ones to support the Apple TV remote.
However, Cook’s comment was greeted with dismay by users who have complained about the lack of speed reading support on their Macs.
On Tuesday, Apple announced it would be removing its Speed Reader extension from Safari and from other web browsers, following complaints that the feature was causing problems for some users.
Users were also dismayed when it was announced that it would no longer be able to save and restore pages in its Safari browser on Mac.
“I just noticed that Safari now has no speed reading capability,” wrote user @david_dawson on Twitter.
As the user explained on Twitter, this means that if you save a page in Safari and want to restore it, Safari won’t be able save the page as a new page and restore it as the previous page.
Apple said that this would happen in the next major update to Safari, which is expected to be released in late September.
“It’s important to note that this doesn’t apply to Safari and the Safari extension,” a spokesperson told Recode.
“Speed reading on Safari is not enabled by default.”