Apple stops WatchOS 5.1 update rollout following reports of bricked Apple Watch devices

Apple stops WatchOS 5.1 update rollout following reports of bricked Apple Watch devices
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 9to5MacReddit and Twitter.

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:


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.

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