Apple has released a whole bunch of software updates for various devices today:
First off is the new macOS Catalina 10.15.2 update, which should improve the reliability and performance of Apple’s latest operating system for the Mac. Catalina has suffered from a number of issues since being released in the fall, and this update will fix some of those problems. It fixes various bugs with Photos, Apple Mail, and the new Music app. As a general rule, the macOS updates that come out 2-3 months after the initial release tend to be good ones, because they’ve had time to fix a lot of the biggest issues. So, if you’re already using Catalina, I’d highly recommend that you install this update.
iOS 13.3, iPadOS 13.3, tVOS 13.3 and watchOS 6.1.1 are the other important updates that came out today and include bug fixes and performance improvements for your iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch, and Apple TV. Even though Apple is not detailing that much of what’s been improved, it does mention bug fixes for Mail, Voice Memos, the Cellular Data setting, and Messages. So, even though you’re not really getting any new interesting features, these updates should make your devices more stable overall, which is always a good thing.
Logic Pro X and GarageBand, the music making applications from Apple, have also been updated today with performance improvements and no new features. There is also a security update available for Macs running older operating systems that takes around 30 minutes to 1 hour to install. So you may want to hold off on those security updates until you know you won’t need the computer for a little while.
So, overall, a lot of useful updates came out all in one day and I highly recommend that you update all of your devices to take advantage of the reliability, performance and security improvements. This is the time of the year where these updates tend to simply improve your devices and do not introduce a bunch of new stuff to learn or figure out.
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