watchOS 3.1.1 update gets pulled after bricking reports, users must contact Apple for replacements

It's also worth noting that many customers have had their Apple Watch units bricked, this doesn't seem to be a widely spread issue yet. It's unclear why some smartwatches bricked after the update while others didn't...
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38 Comments

1. AlikMalix unregistered

Timmy, is your QC office empty? WTH...

2. Sidewinder

Posts: 515; Member since: Jan 15, 2015

They had one job...

26. Tizo101

Posts: 515; Member since: Jun 05, 2015

and that was Steve Jobs

30. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

Even then then they didn't get crap right.

3. threed61

Posts: 259; Member since: May 27, 2011

Glad I was too lazy to install the update!

4. Plasticsh1t

Posts: 3092; Member since: Sep 01, 2014

I wonder if someone had the 17,000$ Apple watch and bricked his watch. Just imagine that.

7. cnour

Posts: 2305; Member since: Sep 11, 2014

It is software and not hardware. So you go to Apple and they restore it.

9. iushnt

Posts: 3062; Member since: Feb 06, 2013

May be you should read the article first..

12. VZWuser76

Posts: 4974; Member since: Mar 04, 2010

"Those who plan on heading to an Apple retail location will probably have to wait a bit for their smartwatches to be replaced, but one thing is sure: these bricked Apple Watch units can't be repaired in stores." That's right from the article. What was unclear about that?

22. Finalflash

Posts: 4063; Member since: Jul 23, 2013

Damn, smacked down by basic reading and citation.

24. cnour

Posts: 2305; Member since: Sep 11, 2014

They need to use the hidden port to restore it and the Genius Bar cannot do it. So you need to leave the Apple Watch and then take it in the coming days.

38. VZWuser76

Posts: 4974; Member since: Mar 04, 2010

So, when you say "Go to Apple" you're not referring to a store then? Is everyone supposed to make a trek (or is it pilgrimmage) to Cupertino to get their watch fixed? Now, if you had said "Send it in to Apple", that might make sense. Now it just sounds like you're trying to save face. But that doesn't change the fact that the article is talking about replacement, not a repair. I mean seriously, you said it's software not hardware, well No $hit Sherlock! Since it was caused by a software update, that pretty much limits it to software doesn't it? Unless Apple has come up with a way for a software update to change hardware, that pretty much the only option now isn't it?

33. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

He didn't read, because he can't read.

20. darkkjedii

Posts: 30836; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Maybe you should stop kissing Apples hiny. They messed up, call em out on it, like you do Samsung. Be a techie for once, instead of a blind fanboy.

25. cnour

Posts: 2305; Member since: Sep 11, 2014

What happened to Note 7 is very HUGE. No other company can attend this level of failure. Don't waste your time waiting Apple to do such a failure. This news will disappear in few hours but the Note 7 one will remain even after your death.

29. darkkjedii

Posts: 30836; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

LMAOOOO! Blind fanboy.

34. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

We aren't talking about the Note 7. So what is your point? Oh that's right...YOU NEVER MAKE ONE...BECAUSE you are a COMPLETE and UTTERED BONIFIED iDIOTS. Watch out for this sheep...and all his SHEEPS who will soon be following behind him to protect Apple. The Note 7 wasn't bricked by an update. I fail to see how that even compares to this. Oh Wait...IT DOESN'T. You mom must be so proud of you. I bet you live in Texas don't you? Because it seems all the stupid people in the USA, live in Texas, Oklahoma and Utah.

40. Plasticsh1t

Posts: 3092; Member since: Sep 01, 2014

One of the most retarded posts I have ever seen.

32. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

The article says the store can't fix them...Gosh you are soooooo tryign to protect Apple every frikkin time. When are you goign to learn idiot. First, you need to frikking learn how to read..you are a frikkin idiot! There is no hope for a stupid ignorant sheep.... You "sheeps" are idiot. Oh and before you try to correct me an say sheep is the plural of sheep. Look up when it is perfect to use "sheeps". Just liek you can use "peoples" even though People is already plural. Sheeps in this case is being used as a NOUN...which is perfect. Becaus eit si a name...as in you stupid crazy "sheeps". Is the word "sheeps" a grammatically correct form for the plural of the collective noun "Sheep"? This question arose in a family scrabble game but I was overruled on the basis that the word is not listed in the dictionary. However, after extensive googling did find one instance where it was used to illustrate the plural form of a collective noun. In the same way one might refer to the "Peoples of the World". For example: "The Sheeps of the world vary according to the historic breeding regimes they have been subjected to."

5. NarutoKage14

Posts: 1306; Member since: Aug 31, 2016

Apples software updates seem to be getting more and more unstable and self destructive lately. First updates to kill devices repaired by third parties because your country has no authorized shop. Now buggy updates killing devices and batteries.

16. JC557

Posts: 1918; Member since: Dec 07, 2011

To be fair it's kinda the same on Android as well and both camps need better devs with less egos who are intent on bike shedding. Problems I've run into on Nougat: Google neutering SD card writing (making SD slot less useful) when using the standard file managers, app control/ stuff like gsam cannot give any details on what's keeping the damn phone awake, asinine background data access rules which flips around between Marshmallow and Nougat which may inadvertently utilize your data without you knowing and you have to go through your apps one by one.

28. Tizo101

Posts: 515; Member since: Jun 05, 2015

Android 7 hasn't bricked any phone and it's only available to 0.4% of all Android devices... please don't compare Android to iOS because it's of a higher standard these days

6. ctdog4748

Posts: 797; Member since: Mar 05, 2016

Lies, my Apple Watch didn't brick. This is obviously a smear campaign courtesy of Samsungarena.

10. iushnt

Posts: 3062; Member since: Feb 06, 2013

Apple has indeed pulled out the update. How is that a lie?

19. ctdog4748

Posts: 797; Member since: Mar 05, 2016

The same way "my Samsung Galaxy Note 7 never even gets warm!" proved the battery catching fire was a lie. And a setup to detail the greatest smartphone ever. And got lots of press by iPhonearena. Now you see how it works????

35. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

No we see how you work. You're an idiot. In fact I thin you an CNOUR are the same idiot rolled up in one.

39. ctdog4748

Posts: 797; Member since: Mar 05, 2016

You desperately need an iOS device, because your android keyboard is really letting you down. "In fact I thin you an...." Where you trying to type "think"???

11. MrElectrifyer

Posts: 3960; Member since: Oct 21, 2014

Such "unmatched quality control" for a single piece of hardware. One update to fix another, that broke another, all for the sake of a number change...put that 100's of billions of cash to work tim crook.

17. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

unmatched in bad way, lol... Apple is leading in "update that actually brick your device" category

13. Macready

Posts: 1811; Member since: Dec 08, 2014

This is all slander because Alikmalix only has positive experiences. Reality caught up with that one quckly.
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