Apple Halts WatchOS 3.1.1 After Reports of Bricking
Apple has ceased pushing the watchOS 3.1.1 update to users after reports surfaced of the software rendering some Apple Watch Series 2 devices unusable. "A very small number of Apple Watch customers experienced an issue while installing watchOS 3.1.1, so as a precaution we've pulled back the software update," explained Apple. "Any customers impacted should contact AppleCare, but no action is required if the update installed successfully. We are working on a fix for an upcoming software update."
Apple Releases WatchOS 4.0 for the Apple Watch
Apple today made watchOS 4.0 available to the Apple Watch Series 1 and Series 2 wearables. The platform prioritizes the heart rate monitor.
Latest Build of WatchOS Fixes LTE Connectivity Problem
Apple today made watchOS 4.0.1 available to the Apple Watch Series 3. According to the release notes, the minor update targets a bug that prevented Watch Series 3 wearables from properly connecting to WiFi networks, which in turn prevented LTE connectivity.
Apple WatchOS 3.0 Focuses On Speed Improvements
Apple today announced WatchOS 3.0, a forthcoming update to its wearable platform that will provide speed and usability improvements throughout. Chiefly, Apple says WatchOS 3.0 will allow apps to launch instantly.
WatchOS 2.1 for Apple Watch Adds Languages
Apple today released watchOS 2.1 for the Apple Watch. The refreshed platform chiefly delivers a new set of languages, including Arabic, Czech, Greek, Hebrew, Hungarian, Malay, Portugese, and Vietnamese.