Following recent RC Apple now releases iOS/iPadOS 16.2, macOS 13.1 Ventura, watchOS 9.2 and tvOS 16.2. Xcode 14.2 is also released.
HomePodOS received corresponding update (which is required for Home updates and Matter support).
Apple also releases security bug fixes for previous OS releases – iOS 15 and macOS 11 Big Sur and macOS 12 Monterey.
This update brings several important updates:
- iCloud Advanced Data Protection;
- Support for Rapid Security Responses;
- Freeform application;
- Apple Music Sing;
- New Apple Watch workout modes;
- Apple Home reliability improvements;
- iPadOS external display support.
- iOS 16.2 rolling out today with Apple Music Sing, Freeform app, much more
- Apple Releases New HomePod 16.2 Software
- Apple Releases iOS 16.2 and iPadOS 16.2 With Freeform, Apple Music Sing, Advanced Data Protection and More
- Apple Releases watchOS 9.2 With Outdoor Workout Improvements, Crash Detection Optimizations, Noise App Tweaks and More
- Apple Releases tvOS 16.2 with Apple Music Sing, TV App Tweaks and More
- iPadOS 16.2 and Stage Manager for External Displays: Work in Progress, But Worth the Wait
- Apple Releases macOS Ventura 13.1 With Freeform, Advanced Data Protection, Find My Improvements and More
- Freeform Leverages the Freedom and Flexibility of a Blank Canvas
- Apple’s Advanced Data Protection feature is here – what you need to know
- iPadOS 16.2 brings these improvements for Stage Manager, plus AirTag tracking alerts
- Hands on with Apple’s Freeform collaborative brainstorming app
- watchOS 9.2 now available for Apple Watch; here’s everything new
- iOS 16.2 patches over a dozen security vulnerabilities, iOS 15.7.2 also available with fixes
- Apple Music launches collection of playlists with songs perfect for ‘Sing’ karaoke feature
- iOS 16.2 and iPadOS 16.2
- macOS 13.1
- iOS 16.2 and iPadOS 16.2 Fix Over 30 Security Vulnerabilities
- Xcode 14.2 released with support for iOS 16.2, macOS Ventura 13.1
- Xcode 14.2 Release
- Apple Watch Ultra gains battery improvement with watchOS 9.2 and Multisport workouts
- New Apple Music Sing Playlists Now Available in iOS 16.2
- 9to5Mac Daily: December 13, 2022 – Everything new in iOS 16.2, macOS 13.1, and more
- iOS 16.2 Features: Everything New in iOS 16.2
Developer:Check new release for compatibility. Plan updating to Xcode 14.2.
QA engineer:Check apps for regressions.
PM/DM:Consider using Freeform app where applicable. Adjust promotions in line with recent updates in OSes.