Apple publishes RC for iOS 16.2 and other platforms

Following the announcement of new security features, Apple publishes RC for its platforms supporting the Advanced Data Protection for iCloud.

Notably, new Xcode RC is also published.

Other notable feature in this RC is recently announced Apple Music Sing – karaoke-like mode where users could sign along with Apple Music songs.

AirDrop will now limit access setting "Everyone" to 10 minutes for all users, and not just China as it was in previous beta.

Beta download: Operating Systems

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Apple Newsroom: Apple introduces Apple Music Sing


Apple releases iOS, iPadOS 16.1.1 and macOS 13.0.1

Apple today releases bug fix and security updates to its mobile and desktop operating systems.

Some of the issues fixed by this update include spontaneous WiFi disconnects reported by some iPhone users.

Also, Apple now limits AirDrop 'Everyone' access to 10 minutes in China addressing AirDrop spam that could be delivered, if user forgets to put more restrictive access mode for AirDrop.

This change though could be also a result of China regulators trying to limit spread of anti-government materials. This change seems to be affecting only devices bought in China and is not affected by regional settings in the operating system.