Apple Watch gets software update to fix cellular connectivity problem
By Tripp Mickle
Some reviews had complained about new smartwatch
Apple Inc. issued a software update Wednesday that it said addresses some cellular-connectivity issues that have affected its newest smartwatch.
The update comes two weeks after the company acknowledged some of its new Series 3 model watches -- the first to feature an LTE chip for cellular service -- had trouble connecting to cellular networks because they were trying to join "unauthenticated Wi-Fi wireless networks" in public places such as hotels and coffee shops.
Read:Apple shares drop as new Apple Watch fails to reliably connect for some reviewers (http://www.marketwatch.com/story/apple-shares-drop-as-new-apple-watch-fails-to-reliably-connect-2017-09-20)
Apple (AAPL) said the new software, version watchOS 4.0.1, fixes the issue "in rare cases" where that occurred.
The company declined to elaborate on how it fixed the problem or why it was occurring. It also didn't say whether the fix resolved all connectivity problems reviewers ran into with the Apple Watch Series 3.
An expanded version of this report appears on WSJ.com (https://www.wsj.com/articles/apple-releases-update-to-fix-watch-connectivity-issue-1507157225?mod=mktw).