Simple as promised would be, today Apple has released new and important updates for many of its devices. Let’s start with iOS 16. The update to the latest version of iOS, first announced back in June, is now out for iPhone 8 and newer models, and it will come pre-installed on the new iPhone 14 models when they start shipping this Friday (except iPhone 14 Plus which is getting a later release starting on October 7 – but it will also come with iOS 16 on board).
For those unable to upgrade to iOS 16, Apple also released iOS 15.7, which fixes numerous kernel vulnerabilities and fixes security issues with Contacts, Maps, Safari, Shortcuts, and WebKit. iPadOS 15.7 is also rolling out with the same fixes, and this could be the last 15.x branch update we’ll see before iPadOS 16 is finally coming out – it’s been delayed due to issues with Stage Manager’s new multitasking feature. an apple confirmed the delayand we’re rumored to get iPadOS 16.1 directly, possibly as early as next month.
watchOS 9 is also out with new watch faces, redesigned notifications, support for showing sleep stages in sleep tracking, and a new Medicines app that helps you keep track of your medications, vitamins, and supplements. The Workout app also has new custom workout options. This release is released in Apple Watch Series 4 and new models.
Finally, Apple TV is not forgotten: tvOS 16 release comes with game controller support for Nintendo Joy-Cons and Nintendo Pro Controller.
All of these updates should already be offered to you if you have auto-update turned on. If not, a manual check on any of the supported devices will result in an immediate download.