Apple watchOS 5.1 Update Rollout Suspended After Reports of ‘Bricked’ Apple Watch Series 4 Units

Apple watchOS 5.1 Update

Apple just announced its latest MacBook Air, Mac mini, and iPad Pro models at an event held in New York on Tuesday. With the launch of its latest premium iPad Pro tablet series, Apple also released its latest iOS 12.1 and watchOS 5.1 software updates.

First spotted by the folks over at 9to5Mac, this issue has been reported by multiple users on platforms like Twitter and Reddit. Within hours of the release, one user took to Reddit to post a photo of their Apple Watch Series 4 that shows the Apple logo and has seemingly not waken up since installing the update.

This post attracted dozens of other users who report the same issue on different configurations of the wearable. Restarting the smartwatch does not appear to help the plagued users.

In a statement to CNET, Apple responded, “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.”


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