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macOS Monterey 12.0.1, Big Sur 11.6.1, & Security Update 2021-007 Catalina
Apple's security updates page Monday lists these updates. Also listed are iOS 14.8.1/iPadOS 14.8.1, iOS 15.1/iPadOS 15.1, tvOS 15.1 & watchOS 8.1.
(At post time, Apple's Developer releases lists Monterey 12.0 (21A559), and the iOS/iPadOS/watchOS release notes.)
Apple/Products related News, Updates, Tips, PR
Apple Release Candidates
Developer releases as of Oct. 21, 2021.
(linked page has release notes for each.)
  • macOS Monterey RC 2 (21A559)
  • iPadOS 15.1 RC 2 (19B75)
    (below from Oct. 18)
  • Xcode 13.1 RC (13A1030d)
  • iOS 15.1 RC (19B74)
  • watchOS 8.1 RC (19J572)
  • tvOS 15.1 RC (19J572)
Apple also has Public betas. See Beta FAQ for info on joining or unenrolling.
(Public version updates are usually shortly after developer releases.)
Micromat MachineProfile 1.4.7 update
Micromat MachineProfile (free profile app) version 1.4.7 update:
(Use in-app update check, or if from Mac App store, check for update there.)
  • Updated for macOS 12 Monterey support.
  • Added number of ports for iMac (24-inch, M1, 2021).
  • Updated location and machine identification strings.
  • Other minor fixes and enhancements.
Requirements: Intel & Apple Silicon Macs, OS X 10.9 or later, including macOS 11 Big Sur.
Carbon Copy Cloner 6.0.4 Update
This version of CCC adds official support for macOS 12 Monterey.
See CCC 6.0.4 release notes for a list of fixes/improvements.
(More info on Carbon Copy Cloner 6 (including free 30 day trial) at
Apple "Unleashed" Event - new MacBook Pro 14" and 16"   [= skip =]
Little Snitch 5.3.1 Update
October 16 dated Little Snitch 5.3.1 update for macOS Big Sur.
See the release notes for a long list of improvements and bug fixes.
Other News, Firmware and Software Updates, and PR (later first)   [= skip =]

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Previous News Archive Summary:
    October 11th to 15th, 2021 News Archive
  • Micromat TechTool Pro 14.0.3 update.
  • Microsoft Office for Mac (365/2019) v16.54
    (with security updates for Excel & Office Suite)
  • iOS 15.0.2 &iPadOS 15.0.2 updates (w/security fixes).
  • watchOS 8.0.1 Update.
  • Chrome 94.0.4606.71 Stable Channel Update for Desktop.
  • iOS Chrome browser version 94.0.4606.76 (iOS 14.0 or later).
  • Firmware Updates for Onkyo TX-RZ740, RZ840, NR797, RZ3400 Receivers.
  • Microsoft October 2021 Patch Tuesday.
  • Apple Support/How-To/Troubleshooting Article Updates.

For links to older news pages, see the Archives.

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