While we’re waiting for the next MacBook Pros and Mac minis, this week Apple has given us a plethora of new things to play with. This week Apple released major software updates for nearly every device they’ve made over the past 8 years. This includes new M2 MacBook Airs but also iPhones 6s users who are still holding onto their phones.

iPhone and iPad

iOS 16.1

  • Important Updates: The latest version of iOS 16.1 includes several features that were missing from the original release, including Clean Energy Charging, Live Activities and iCloud Shared Photo Library
  • Compatibility: Apple iPhone 8 and later
  • Security Patches: 34

iPadOS 16.1

  • Important Updates: The first release of iPadOS 16 is now available for the Apple tablet. Stage Manager, an app organizer that brings desktop-class multitasking to your device is the biggest change
  • Compatibility: iPad Mini 5th Generation, iPad 5th Generation and iPad Air 3rd Generation
  • Security Patches: 34

iOS 15.7.1 and iPadOS 15.7.1

  • Important Updates: Only contains security updates
  • Compatibility: iPad 5th Generation, iPhone 6s, iPad Air 2, iPad Pro (All Models), iPod Touch (7th Generation) and iPad Mini 4
  • Security Patches: 17


macOS 13 Ventura

  • Important Updates: With macOS Ventura, Apple has brought Stage Manager to the Mac. Along with an all-new Shared Photo Library and improvements to Safari, Messages, Spotlight and Mail
  • Compatibility: MacBook Pro (2017), Mac Studio (2022), MacBook Air (2018), Mac Pro (2019), Mac mini (2018), iMac Pro (2017), MacBook (2017) and iMac (2017)
  • Security Patches: 77

macOS Monterey 12.6.1

  • Important Updates: Only contains security updates
  • Compatibility: MacBook Air (Early 2015), Mac Studio (2022), Mac mini (Late 2014), Mac Pro (2013), MacBook (Early 2016), MacBook Pro (Early 2015), iMac (Late 2015) and iMac Pro (2017)
  • Security Patches: 09

macOS Big Sur 11.7.1

  • Important Updates: Only contains security updates
  • Compatibility: MacBook Air (2013), Mac Pro (2013), MacBook Pro (Late 2013), iMac (2014), Mac Mini (2014), iMac Pro (All Models) and MacBook (2015)
  • Security Patches: 07

Apple Watch

watchOS 9.1

  • Important Updates: The new watchOS 9.1 update for the Apple Watch Series 8, Ultra and SE 2 contains a brand-new outdoor workout battery extender
  • Compatibility: Apple Watch Series 4 and later
  • Security Patches: 19

Apple TV and HomePod

tvOS 16.1

  • Important Updates: With the new tvOS 16.1, users can now enjoy a redesigned Siri experience as well as support for Fitness+ without an Apple Watch & an iCloud Shared Photo Library
  • Compatibility: Apple TV HD (all models) and Apple TV 4K (all models)
  • Security Patches: 16

HomePod 16.1

  • Important Updates: Homepod version 16.1 is now available and includes support for the new smart home protocol Matter
  • Compatibility: HomePod mini (all models) and HomePod (all models)
  • Security Patches: N/A


Safari 16.1

  • Important Updates: Support for web push notifications, passkeys and Apple Pencil Hover on the M2 iPad Pro
  • Compatibility: macOS Monterey and Macs running macOS Big Sur
  • Security Patches: 05

Pages, Numbers, Keynote 12.2

  • Important Updates: iWork got some interesting updates for the new collaboration, Stage Manager, and other features in macOS 13 and iOS 16
  • Compatibility: iPads, iPhones and Macs running macOS13 and iOS 16
  • Security Patches: N/A

iTunes 12.12.6

  • Important Updates: iTunes 12.12.6 brings support for the new iPad and iPad Pro along with security updates to keep your data safe
  • Compatibility: PCs with Windows 10 version 16299.0 or higher
  • Security Patches: N/A