Apple has temporarily stopped the rollout of the WatchOS 5.1
update. The patch was released right after the conclusion of Apple's October 30 event
, but the company is now reevaluating things following reports of bricked devices
emerging from 9to5Mac
The issue is affecting some Apple Watch Series 4
units. If you happen to own one of these and have only downloaded the patch, do not proceed
with installing it. Apple has also released an official statement on the matter:
Due to a small number of Apple Watch customers experiencing an issue while installing watchOS 5.1 today, we've pulled back the software update as a precaution. 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.
Some of the main features of WatchOS 5.1
include support for Group FaceTime via FaceTime Audio alongside a set of single color watch faces. The update also introduces more than 70 new emoji characters. As mentioned above, we should expect a revised version to be pushed out soon, so stay tuned for all the latest developments.