Apple Releases watchOS 6.1 With AirPods Pro, Older Apple Watch Support

Posted on October 29, 2019 by Mehedi Hassan in Apple, Apple Watch, Wearables with 5 Comments

Apple is today rolling out a new update to the Apple Watch. The company is shipping watchOS 6.1 today, shortly after releasing iOS 13.2 yesterday. The company also released updates to iPadOS and tvOS this week.

The latest update to watchOS is pretty minor, but it adds support for Apple’s newest pair of earbuds. The new watchOS update enables support for AirPods Pro, so those with Apple’s new noise-cancelling earbuds will now be able to use them with their Apple Watch. The support was required so users can switch between Active Noise Cancellation and Transparency modes on the AirPods Pro.

The new watchOS 6.1 update also enables support for older Apple Watch devices. watchOS 6 was originally not available to Apple Watch Series 1 and Series 2 devices, but with watchOS 6.1, Apple is enabling support for the older devices, meaning it’s now available to owners of Apple Watch Series 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5.

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Comments (5)

5 responses to “Apple Releases watchOS 6.1 With AirPods Pro, Older Apple Watch Support”

  1. clemens_naderer

    Oh my god, Apple invented noise cancelation.

  2. truerock2

    If Apple would sell a Apple Watch that was twice as wide as my current Apple Watch - i'd probably stop using my iPhone. I have an iPad.

  3. iPhoneX

    I'll be waiting for reports of battery drain before updating my Series 1.

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