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macrumors 6502a
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Oct 21, 2015
What happened? The new watchOS point upgrade normally arrives at the same time as the iOS point upgrade. Not this time.


macrumors 68020
Jan 10, 2005
Everything got messed up this last weekend. Usually Apple launches iOS, tvOS, and watchOS together on a Tuesday. There is every reason to believe that was the plan this time but a horrible bug causing repeated crashing of iOS devices including flagship iPhones started on 12/2/17 (it was date related) and could be most quickly fixed by launching iOS 11.2 early because it had the fix ready to go, and so 11.2 launched on Saturday unexpectedly. I'm not sure why tvOS launched today (Monday) but I'm fairly certain by tomorrow the final piece, watchOS will be ready to go.
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Feb 4, 2014
Yeah, macOS 10.13.2 is missing in action as well. Looks like they're still getting everything sorted out after the recent bug/release fiascos. But tvOS 11.2 is out now, so maybe another day or two and we'll see watchOS 4.2 and/or macOS 10.13.2.


macrumors 68040
Jul 3, 2008
Just West of East
What’s new in 4.2?

watchOS 4.2

This update contains new features, improvements, and bug fixes:
  • Send, request, and receive money from friends and family with Apple Pay Cash in Messages or by asking Siri (US only)
  • Adds support for HomeKit sprinklers and faucets in Home
  • Adds support for a new workout type for third-party apps to track distance, average speed, number of runs, and elevation descended for downhill snow sports with Apple Watch Series 3
  • Resolves an issue where Apple Watch would sometimes restart when asking Siri about the weather
  • Fixes an issue where scrolling was disabled in Heart Rate for some users
  • Resolves an issue that prevented simultaneous timers or alarms from being dismissed independently

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