Almost two months after the last cycle of stable updates, in the past few hours Apple has published the new versions of all its operating systems, definitively ending the beta programs in progress that do not concern the software solutions arriving this fall.
So let’s talk about the official availability of Apple iOS 15.6, iPadOS 15.6, watchOS 8.7, macOS 12.5 and tvOS 15.6, which have been available for a few hours on all smartphones, tablets, computers and smartwatches currently supported by the company. Also in this round it is not a question of updates that introduce particularly relevant innovations, if not corrections and small improvements that refine the user experience of some aspects of the operating systems concerned.
New versions of iOS, iPadOS, macOS, watchOS, and tvOS are released by Apple
iOS and iPadOS 15.6 are perhaps the ones to introduce the largest number of new features; including the ability to pause, rewind, restart and fast-forward sports broadcasts through the TV app ; remember that Apple is focusing a lot on this kind of services in the United States; as well as some corrections made to Safari, Mail and the settings menu. Regarding iPadOS 15.6; we point out that the update also solves the loading problems of iPad mini 6 detected in recent weeks.
Very marginal news therefore, as well as those present on all other Apple operating systems; since in the remaining cases we talk about generic fixes to known bugs and problems; as well as a general improvement in stability. Only macOS 12.5 gets something more, which is an update of the TV application.
In short, the current operating systems are approaching the end of their life cycle; so all the biggest changes are expected in the next major updates such as iOS 16, iPadOS 16; in particular for the M1 iPad; and macOS Ventura, which will arrive during the fall. It is not clear if Apple intends to release a further update of the current operating systems between now and September, but if so, we will very soon find ourselves in front of a new beta cycle. We just have to wait to find out if this eventuality will materialize.