watchOS 3.1.1 Pulled After Reports Of Apple Watches Being Bricked

Yesterday, watchOS 3.1.1 was relased for Apple Watch users worldwide, but it didn’t take long for reports of this update bricking devices. Affected Apple Watches are displaying a red exclamation mark on the screen that instructs them to visit www.apple.com/help/watch and the only fix is to swap out the watch. 

#Fail

Today, watchOS 3.1.1 is no longer available for download from the Watch app on the iPhone, with watchOS 3.1 listed as the most recent update for those who had not already downloaded and installed 3.1.1. This reminds me of iOS 8.0.1 which bricked a bunch of iPhones before Apple pulled it and fixed the reasons for the bricking. 

This is pretty bad for Apple that could not have come at a worse time as it just reinforces the fact that Apple appears to be incapable of putting out software and hardware that don’t cause negative press for the company. Apple really has to get a handle on this before the negative press causes people to think twice about buying the products that this company makes.

 

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