Apple OS Updates
Apple has been diligently at work on one of its core competencies, Software development, in the form of Apple OS updates. All four of their software platforms have received bug fixes, improvements, and address security issues. Here’s a run down.
Apple’s iOS 10.3.3 for their idevices was released to the public. This release follows six betas that were made available to developers and the public since the previous release of iOS 10.3.2 back in mid-May. Security improvements and bug fixes were the focus of this minor release. No major features like the new file system or Find my AirPods in 10.3. This latest version has new wallpapers and there will likely be another maintenance release this Summer before the release of the much-anticipated iOS 11.
macOSSierra version 10.2.6 for Mac computers was also released. The 10.12.6 update improves security, stability, and compatibility and Apple recommend this update for all Sierra users. In addition to security and stability, Apple says, this update…
- “Resolves an issue that prevents making certain SMB connections from the Finder.
- Fixes an issue that causes Xsan clients to unexpectedly restart when moving a file within a related point on a Quantum StorNext File System.
- Improves the stability of Terminal app.”
There will likely be another maintenance update for macOSSierra before the release of Apple’s High Sierra this Fall.
watchOS 3.2.3 for Apple Watch is also available. This update addresses a number of security issues. Apple posted a list of the specific security issues addressed in this version. watchOS 3.2.3 is for all Apple Watches. As usual, you can update through a connected iPhone while the Apple Watch is sitting on its charger. The watch needs to have at least 50% charge in order for the update to begin.
tvOS 10.2.2 for the Apple TV was also released and it includes a number of minor bug fixes. Apple also published a list of security issues addressed in 10.2.2. As usual, you can update via the System menu then choose Software Update.