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Apple Beta Updates
Current Developer releases as of June 12, 2024.
(Release notes are on download pages.)
  • AirPods firmware beta (7A5220e)
    (below are from June 10th)
  • Xcode 16 beta (16A5171c)
  • macOS 15 beta (24A5264n)
  • iOS 18 beta (22A5282m)
  • iPadOS 18 beta (22A5282m)
  • tvOS 18 beta (22J5290l)
  • visionOS 2 beta (22N5252n)
  • watchOS 11 beta (22R5284o)
Apple also has Public betas. See Beta FAQ for info on joining or unenrolling.
(Public beta version updates are usually shortly after developer releases.)
 
Apple WWDC News and Press Releases (later first)   [= skip =]
Updates to Pages, Numbers & Keynote apps for Mac and iOS/iPadOS
(Mac apps require macOS 13.0 or later. iOS apps require iOS/iPadOS 16.0 or later.)
visionOS 1.2 Update
About visionOS 1 Updates for version 1.2 says
"This release includes additional region and language support,
as well as bug fixes and security updates for your Apple Vision Pro."
About the Security fixes in visionOS 1.2 lists 21 CVEs.
(You can check Apple's Vision Pro discussion forum for user feedback.)
 
VLC Media Player version 3.0.21
There's a Security Bulletin on fixes in VLC 3.0.21.
You can download version 3.0.21 at the VLC Media Player for Mac page.
Requires Mac OS X 10.7.5 or later, Mac with 64-bit Intel processor or Apple Silicon chip.
(VLC for older OS X versions are listed down the linked page.)
 
Other News, Software and Firmware Updates
  • (June 13) Playstation 5 System Software version 24.04-09.40.00 (Sony Support)
    - Updated the device software for the PULSE Elite wireless headset, PULSE Explore wireless earbuds, and PlayStation Link USB adapter. (Firmware version 0137)
    - PlayStation Link connection stability has been improved.
    - Fixed an issue with PULSE Elite wireless headset that caused the power to turn off
      when the audio cable is connected to the audio input jack.
    - On the PULSE Elite wireless headset, the status indicator is now less bright.
    - We've improved system software performance and stability.
    - We've improved the messages and usability on some screens.
    - New parental controls are available for parents and guardians.
    - Child accounts can now link and add third-party services and apps to their account.
    - You can now start or join a Discord voice chat directly from your PS5.

  • (June 11) Chrome 126 Stable Channel Update for Mac (google)
    - includes 21 security fixes.

  • (June 11) Chrome 126.0.6478.54 for iOS/iPadOS 16.0 or later (App store)
    - "Stability and performance improvements".

  • (June 11) Microsoft Office for Mac version 16.86 (24060916).
    The version 16.86 release notes lists feature updates for Outlook.
Firefox Updates for Mac and iOS/iPadOS
Little Snitch version 6.0.1
Little Snitch 6.0.1 for macOS Sonoma.
See the release notes for v6.0.1 improvements and bug fixes.
(Version 5.x is compatible with macOS Sonoma to Big-Sur.)
 
Apple News and Press Releases (later first)   [= skip =]
Safari Technology Preview 196
(June 5) See the release notes for a list of changes, fixes and improvements.
A download is available for macOS Sonoma and macOS Ventura.
(If a previous version is installed, use software update in System Prefs.)
 
Previous News Archive Summary:
    May 27th to 31st, 2024 News Archive
  • AirPods Pro (2nd Gen) Firmware Update 6F7.
  • Meet the 2024 Apple Design Award finalists .
  • Apple Hearing Study shares preliminary insights on tinnitus.
  • Chrome Stable Channel Update for Mac (11 security fixes).
  • LG Z9 OLED TV and 75SM9970 LCD TVs Firmware Update 05.40.40.
  • Yamaha SR-X50A/SR-X40A/ATS-X500 Sound Bars Firmware 1.6.01.
  • Chrome 125.0.6422.145 for iOS/iPadOS.
  • Microsoft Office for Mac version 16.85.2.
  • Apple Support/How-To/Troubleshooting Article Updates

For links to older news pages, see the Archives.

Recent Apple Support/How-To/Troubleshooting Article Updates (later first) Apple Guides, Tips & Troubleshooting for Mac & iPhone/iPad/watch/tvOS/Vision Pro Users.
(Now has an Apple Vision Pro section.)
 
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List of Updates, Tips, DIY Upgrades, Repair Articles, and more you may have missed. (Topics range from OS/software/driver updates & troubleshooting, to hardware upgrades and repairs.)
 

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