Apple rolls out updates for iOS, macOS, tvOS and watchOS

By

Apple could ship 6 million units in 2017.
Go grab 'em now!
Photo: Ste Smith/Cult of Mac

Apple is rolling out its latest software updates for iOS 10, macOS Sierra, tvOS 10, and watchOS 3. Each release promises to fix bugs and improve performance, while the latest Sierra release also bolsters system security.

iOS 10.2.1 has been in beta testing for several weeks, and now it’s available to all. It arrives less than a month after Apple released the more substantial iOS 10.2 update, so its primary focus is to fix outstanding bugs and improve performance.

Apple has actually specified all the changes made in macOS Sierra 10.12.3, and there are some pretty significant ones. The company has eliminated a whole host of pesky issues — many of which affected its latest MacBook Pros. Here’s the full list of changes:

– Improves automatic graphics switching on MacBook Pro (15-inch, October 2016).
– Resolves graphics issues while encoding Adobe Premiere Pro projects on MacBook Pro with Touch Bar (13- and 15-inch, October 2016).
– Fixes an issue that prevented the searching of scanned PDF documents in Preview.
– Resolves a compatibility issue with PDF documents that are exported with encryption enabled.
– Fixes an issue that prevented some third-party applications from correctly importing images from digital cameras.

Enterprise content: Resolves an issue were network or cached user accounts (such as Active Directory accounts) using the maxFailedLoginAttempts password policy were becoming disabled.

tvOS 10.1.1 lands five weeks after tvOS 10.1, and once again, it’s a fairly minor release focused on fixing bugs and improving performance. The same can be said for watchOS 3.1.3, which includes fixes for issues with Activity, Calendar, Maps, Messages, notifications, and more.

All of these updates are available to download now. Go grab ’em!

Deals of the Day