Apple releases iOS 16, iOS 15.7, iPadOS 15.7, watchOS 9 and tvOS 16
True to its promise, today Apple has released new and important updates for many of its devices. Let’s get started with iOS 16. The update to the latest iOS version, first announced in June, is now available to download for iPhone 8 and newer devices.
iOS 16 is also pre-installed on iPhone 14 models when it officially hits shelves this Friday.
For those unable to update to iOS 16, Apple has also released iOS 15.7, which addresses many of the vulnerabilities and fixes security issues with Contacts, Maps, Safari, Shortcuts, and WebKit.
iPadOS 15.7 is also rolling out with similar fixes, and this could be the last 15.x branch update we’ll see before iPadOS 16 is officially released. iPadOS 16 delayed due to issues with the new Stage Manager multi-tasking feature. Apple has confirmed the delay and it is rumored that Apple will release iPadOS version 16.1 next month.
watchOS 9 is also out, featuring a new watch face, redesigned notifications, support for displaying sleep stages in sleep tracking, and a new Medications app that helps you keep track of your medications, vitamins, and supplements. fig.
There are also new custom workout options in the Workout app. This release will be for Apple Watch Series 4 and later models.
Finally, Apple TV hasn’t been forgotten either, with the tvOS 16 release coming with game controller support for Nintendo Joy-Cons and Nintendo Pro Controllers.