Apple launches Release Candidate for iOS 17.1 and other platforms

Apple published Release Candidates for iOS/iPadOS 17.1, macOS Sonoma 14.1, watchOS 10.1 and tvOS 17.1. Also, Release Candidate is published for iOS/iPadOS 16.7.2 with focus on security fixes.

iOS 17.1 should address ScreenTime syncing issues reported earlier. Also, it targets display retention reported on some iPhone 15 models. Significant location setting bug should be resolved too. But RC seem not to fix nighttime restart issue reported by some users.

Apple also made changes to onscreen keyboard to improve its performance (especially on older models).

HomePod software should bring enhanced dialogue feature to original HomePod and HomePod mini.

Beta download: Operating Systems

Apple did not add release notes to this Release Candidate yet.


Weekend good reads for Apple developers #2023/41

We're gearing towards the end of the year. Here is 41st installment of Good Reads in 2023. Let's see what we've got for this week.

And now, we could get some rest over the weekend. Get back next time – we'll have something interesting. As always :)

Weekend good reads for Apple developers #2023/39

Fall is here, another nice weekend is here too. Let's go through great articles.

And that is it. Come back next week for more great articles!

Weekend good reads for Apple developers #2023/13

Lucky episode of good reads today! And we've got a lot to cover on last day of March.

We're finishing with video by David Smith on design.

With this – have a great weekend and see you in April!

Apple stops signing iOS 16.2

Apple now no longer allows downgrade from iOS 16.3. This comes together with the news that previous iOS releases were subject to exploit allowing to get user's location if that permission was not given to the application.

Apple did not disclose details of this exploit.


Available for: iPhone 8 and later, iPad Pro (all models), iPad Air 3rd generation and later, iPad 5th generation and later, and iPad mini 5th generation and later

Impact: An app may be able to bypass Privacy preferences

Description: A logic issue was addressed with improved state management.

CVE-2023-23503: an anonymous researcher

About the security content of iOS 16.3 and iPadOS 16.3

Apple Support: About the security content of iOS 16.3 and iPadOS 16.3