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 releases iOS 16, watchOS 9, also updates previous major releases and Safari for macOS

Monday morning brings new releases for Apple hardware.

These are updates available today:

  • iOS 16, watchOS 9 and tvOS 16 as new major releases
  • Xcode 14
  • HomePod software 16
  • iOS/iPadOS 15.7, macOS 12.6 Monterey with security fixes
  • Safari 16 for macOS 12 Monterey

Apple continues practice of offering both updates to current major release and brand new release.

Also, some features like Live Activities are not yet live in iOS 16 and expected later this year.

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Apple announces Xcode Cloud toolkit, subscriptions are available

Apple published Xcode Cloud integration details and also makes subscriptions available for developers.

Xcode Cloud, the continuous integration and delivery service built into Xcode, accelerates the development and delivery of high-quality apps. Get started by configuring a workflow in Xcode and receive 25 compute hours per month at no cost until the end of 2023. And now, Account Holders can subscribe for more compute hours in the Apple Developer app.

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Apple publishes iOS 16 beta 5 and other platforms

Just a little bit over a month til the release new round of beta version is published for iOS/iPadOS 16, macOS 13 Ventura, watchOS 9 and tvOS 16.

  • Now iOS 16 might show battery percentage directly in status bar.
  • This beta also disables parallax effect on Lock Screen background and adds better music player widget including mini music visualizer.
  • Screenshot menu now has "Copy and Delete" option for easier sharing without saving screenshots to Camera Roll.
  • New sounds are used in Find My app.
  • Also Apple now seems to be publishing AirPods firmware update details.

Beta download: Operating Systems

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Weekend good reads for Apple developers, issue #32

Even if you plan to spend your weekend at the beach, you can still read couple of interesting articles and become better developer.

And that's a wrap for today. Have a great weekend!