Apple Releases watchOS 2.1

Apple Releases watchOS 2.1

Apple seems to still be pushing out more updates today, as they’ve just released watchOS 2.1. This came alongside iOS 9.2, tvOS 9.1, Mac OS X 10.11.2 El Capitan, and Xcode 7.2.

Note that watchOS 2.1 was the only one that we didn’t know for sure was coming, as there was no developer beta for the software. This isn’t entirely surprising, as when there was a developer beta for watchOS 2, users were upset at being unable to roll their Apple Watch back to watchOS 1.0.1.

Here’s what’s new in watchOS 2.1:

• Adds support for system language in Arabic,
Czech, Greek, Hebrew, Hungarian, Malay, Portuguese
(Portugal), and Vietnamese
• Adds support for Right-to-Left user interface
• Adds ability to switch between Latin and Hindi
numerals for Arabic
• Adds a new complication for Islamic and Hebrew
• Adds support for Siri and dictation in Arabic (Saudi
Arabia, United Arab Emirates)
• Adds support for dictation in English (Malaysia),
Czech, Greek, Hebrew, Hungarian, Portuguese
(Portugal), and Vietnamese
• Resolves an issue that could prevent events from
updating in the Calendar complication
• Fixes an issue that could prevent the time from
displaying in Power Reserve mode
• Addresses issues that could prevent third party
apps from launching
• Fixes an issue that could prevent third-party app
icons from displaying correctly
• Fixes an issue that could cause instability when
changing the system language
For information on the security content of this update,
please visit this website:

As with the release of iOS 9.2, the developer site still hasn’t been updated, so who knows what else we’ll see today? iOS 9.3 Beta anyone?

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