Apple had a busy day on Wednesday, as the Cupertino firm released macOS Sierra 10.12.6, iOS 10.3.3, tvOS 10.2.2, and watchOS 3.2.3 to the public.
The new releases are:
- macOS Sierra 10.12.6 (16G29)
- iOS 10.3.3 (14G60)
- tvOS 10.2.2 (14W756)
- watchOS 3.2.3 (14V753)
macOS Sierra 10.12.6
As expected, there were no major bug fixes, feature additions, or other noticeable changes in macOS Sierra 10.12.6 following its release, which indicates the update is focused on security improvements and other behind the scenes enhancements.
Wednesday’s update could be one of the last for macOS Sierra, as the company shifts its development focus to the upcoming macOS High Sierra 10.13 release, expected to debut in the fall. Apple unveiled the new Mac operating system at its Worldwide Developers Conference on June 5.
macOS Sierra 10.12.6 is available to users of compatible Macs via the “Update” tab of the Mac App Store.
iOS 10.3.3 also consists of behind the scenes performance & security enhancements, and bug fixes. The new update is available as an over-the-air updates to users of compatible iOS devices. It can also be installed via iTunes on a Mac or Windows PC.
This could also be one of the last updates for iOS 10.3 that we’ll see, as Apple’s is now shifting its development team’s focus to getting iOS 11 ready for its fall debut, alongside the new iPhones. The company unveiled its new mobile operating system at its Worldwide Developers Conference on June 5.
Apple’s tvOS 10.2.2 update appears to be a minor maintenance release, with no major interface changes of major new features discovered during its beta testing period. The release focuses on security enhancements, bug fixes, and other behind the scenes enhancements.
tvOS 10.2.2 can be downloaded to any fourth-generation Apple TV via the Setting app, under “System” -> “Software Update.” If you have automatic software updates turned on, your Apple TV will download and install the update automatically.
As with the other updates on Wednesday, this update could be one of the last for tvOS 10, as Apple shifts its development focus to the tvOS 11 release, expected to debut in the fall. The Cupertino firm unveiled the new Apple TV operating system at its Worldwide Developers Conference on June 5.
As with the other Wednesday operating system updates, watchOS 3.2.2 appears to be mostly behind the scenes security & bug fixes and performance improvements.
The new version of watchOS can be downloaded and installed on your Apple Watch via the “Watch” app on a connected iPhone by going to: “General” -> “Software Update.” Your Apple Watch must have at least 50% battery power remaining, be placed on its charger, and be within range of the iPhone, which must be running iOS 10 or later.
Following Wednesday’s theme, this update could be one of the last for watchOS 3, as Apple shifts its development focus to the watchOS 4 release, expected to debut in the fall. The company unveiled the new Apple Watch operating system at its Worldwide Developers Conference on June 5.