Apple re-releases Rapid Security Response for iOS 16.5.1 and macOS 13.4.1

After releasing and pulling back of critical security update for iOS and macOS, Apple finally releases the updated fix.

This time fix should be adjusted for Safari user agent string.

Fix is referenced as iOS 16.5.1 (c) and macOS Ventura 13.4.1 (c).

Reference: Apple Releases Revised iOS and macOS Security Updates to Fix Actively Exploited Vulnerability and Safari Bug

Beta 3 for iOS 16.4 and other platforms is available, addresses developer account questions

Apple publishes beta 3 for iOS/iPadOS 16.4, macOS Ventura 13.3, watchOS 9.4 and tvOS 16.4. No corresponding Xcode beta is published.

Apple now addresses question raised by developers on how to use developer Apple ID to get beta on the device. Users could pick separate Apple ID to install beta software on the device.

Apple also now warns users that Rapid Security Response might be incompatible with some applications.

Researches also noticed that future Car Key implementations could solely rely on UWB and drop support for NFC.

watchOS 9.4 beta addresses issue on Apple Watch Series 6 (44mm model) incorrectly estimating total battery capacity.

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Release notes:


Second Rapid Security Response is issues for iOS 16.4 and macOS 13.3 beta

Apple continues to test Rapid Security Response mechanism on iOS and macOS.

As in previous case, there are no details on actual content of this update. Most likely, this update is just a test for the delivery system itself.

Reference: Apple Releases Second Rapid Security Response Updates for iOS 16.4 and macOS 13.3 Ventura Beta Users

Apple publishes beta 2 for iOS 16.3 and other platforms

Apple continues to beta test iOS/iPadOS 16.3, macOS 13.2, watchOS 9.3 and tvOS 16.3. New round of beta versions also comes without new Xcode beta.

No notable changes are reported for this beta round so far.

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Release notes notes do not indicate any changes too.

Just yesterday Apple also published new Rapid Security Response to macOS 13.2 beta 1.


Apple releases iOS 16.2 and other platforms

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:

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Apple sends another Rapid Security Response for iOS 16.2 beta

Apple continues to test security updates introduced in recent iOS 16.2 beta. Since it's still beta, it's not clear if this Rapid Security Response contained any actual security content. Most likely Apple tests the delivery and notification system itself.

Reference: Apple continues to test ‘Security Response’ feature in iOS 16.2 beta with new update

Apple issues ‘Rapid Security Response’ update to iOS 16.2 beta today

Apple not just tests the software now, but also tested critical security fix delivery. New iOS releases will have separate update options that include 'Rapid Security Response and System Files'.

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Updates are working similar to regular updates, but probably will be smaller in size and quicker to install.

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