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 Watch Series 3 Supports Carriers' One Number Calling and Messaging
Sep 13, 2017
Apple this week announced the Apple Watch Series 3 with an optional cellular radio. The LTE radio makes it possible for the smartwatch to connect to cellular networks on its own, without a nearby iPhone.
Apple WatchOS 3.0 Focuses On Speed Improvements
Jun 13, 2016
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.
Apple Releases WatchOS 4.0 for the Apple Watch
Sep 19, 2017
Apple today made watchOS 4.0 available to the Apple Watch Series 1 and Series 2 wearables. The platform prioritizes the heart rate monitor.
Apple Watch Series 2 Is Waterproof, Adds GPS
Sep 7, 2016
Apple today revealed the Apple Watch Series 2, a new version of its wearable. The Watch will ship with watchOS 3.0, which adds a number of new features.
WatchOS 5 Drops Support for Original Apple Watch
Jun 4, 2018
Apple today detailed which of its smartwatch wearables will have access to watchOS 5, and the original Apple Watch is not among them. The new platform, which adds a wide number of new features, will be available to the Apple Watch Series 1, Series 2, and Series 3 w/LTE wearables.