Connectech recommends you download and install Apple updates for all your devices because if fixes potential operating system issues and more importantly security flaws that Apple knows about. As the Wall Street Journal mentioned in an article, Be Safe: Update Your iPhone, iPad and Other Apple Devices Now, Apple patched a hole, but you need to make sure you’re running the latest OS, you should always update as soon as Apple announces or notifies you of and update. Apple iPhone users are famous for updating their iPhones which is a post we discussed not too long ago. What about your Mac, iPad or Apple Watch? Below are the most recent updates for all your Apple devices:
This update fixes a number of known issues and improves the stability, compatibility, and security of your Mac. If you haven’t updated to 10.12 you are missing Siri on the Mac, including Apple Pay on the web, picture-in-picture video playback, and much more. This new update includes the new Unicode 9 emoji like the iPhone users received recently as well as new color explosion wallpapers, improves the setup process of Auto Unlock feature, and the experience of using iCloud Desktop and Document feature. If you have purchased one of the new MacBook Pros, there is a new tweak for the Touch Bar, fixes graphics issues experienced by some, and removes the time remaining indicator from the battery status menu bar item because it wasn’t accurate. For a complete list of what this update entails be assured that you should update your Mac. Apple gives you step by step directions on how to update your Mac or you can go to the download page.
This update includes several major features and many bug fixes. The new TV App (US only) according to Forbes, “provides recommendations for new movies and TV shows in the “Watch Now” section and to discover new apps and new iTunes releases in the “Store” section. The “Up Next” section allows you to see the movies and TV shows that you are currently watching and continue where you let off….[and] if you are a cable TV subscriber, there is a new Single Sign-On feature that lets you sign in with your credentials once to see the content across various TV apps.” The instructions for setting up the TV App are available.
There are 100 new emojis and some new wallpapers. There are three new wallpapers that can be used on the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus. These three new wallpapers are known as Droplet Blue, Droplet Red and Droplet Yellow. A new “Preserve Settings” feature has been added to the Camera app, and a new widget for Videos has been added to the Lock Screen. You can preserve the last mode whether it is Video or Square rather than having it reset to the photo mode by toggling on the “Camera Mode” in the “Preserve Settings” menu.
For 4th Generation Apple TV there is an update to 10.1. The update includes new content or pick up where you left off in a current show or movie—all in one unified place. The TV app brings together all your shows and movies from services that you subscribe to, plus your purchases from iTunes. This feature is available only in the United States for Apple TV, iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. The app is divided in sections, “Library,” “Watch Now,” “Store” and “Search.” The app allows users to go back to seeing films and TV shows where they left off. The new update comes with the Single Sign-On feature. The function makes it easier for cable TV subscribers. It allows users to watch content across different apps without having to sign-in all the time. The feature is available for CenturyLink Prism, DirecTV, Dish, GVTC, GTA, Hawaiian Telcom, Hotwire, Metrocast, Service Electric and Sling TV. It includes a new sports Siri update. Users can now ask Siri for up-to-the-minute sports score and can jump to live broadcasts. Also a new app called iBooks StoryTime, an app that reads out loud to children is included which should be a boon to avid readers.
The new update to watchOS 3.1.1 has been recently removed by Apple due to some serious issues reported by AppleInsider, MacWorld, 9to5Mac, MacRumors, and others. Connectech recommends you do not update your watchOS until Apple releases a stable update. So if your Apple Watch is working it would be best to wait.