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Apple Release Candidates
Current Developer releases as of Dec. 5, 2023.
(Release notes are on download pages.)
  • Xcode 15.1 Release Candidate (15C65)
  • macOS 14.2 Release Candidate (23C63)
  • iOS 17.2 Release Candidate (21C62)
  • iPadOS 17.2 Release Candidate (21C62)
  • watchOS 10.2 Release Candidate (21S364)
  • tvOS 17.2 Release Candidate (21K364)

  • iOS 16.7.3 Release Candidate (20H232)
  • iPadOS 16.7.3 Release Candidate (20H232)
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 News and Press Releases (later first)   [= skip =]
iMovie 10.4 for macOS
Mac iMovie version 10.4 for macOS 13.5 or later. Version 10.4 changes are:
- Export HEVC and H.264 files faster by simultaneously processing video segments across available media engines (requires macOS Sonoma or later and a Mac with Apple M1 Max, M1 Ultra, M2 Max, M2 Ultra, or M3 Max).
Final Cut Pro updates for Mac & iPad
These updates were prompted in Apple's November 6th press release
Final Cut Pro takes video editing on Mac and iPad to the next level with powerful new features.

Final Cut Pro version 10.7 for macOS 13.5 or later. (app store link)
- See the release notes for 10.7 new features and fixes.
- Also see What's new in Final Cut Pro for Mac.

Final Cut Pro for iPad version 1.3 (requires iPadOS 16.6 or later).
- Dial in the perfect look with stunning new color-grading presets.
- Choose from a selection of new titles and generators.
- Increase editing efficiency by grouping connected clips into a connected storyline.
- Control stabilization in the pro camera mode.
- New Keyboard shortcuts (see app store page for list).
- Record voiceover and live audio directly in the timeline using the built-in iPad microphones
or external microphones.

Mac Logic Pro version 10.8.1 Update
The app store page for Logic Pro 10.8.1 (macOS 13.5 or later).
says "This update includes stability improvements and bug fixes".
The release notes for 10.8.1 has a very long list of fixes and improvements.
Motion 5.7 update
From the Motion 5.7 (macOS 13.5 or later) release notes for version 5.7:
- Title template backgrounds are now disabled by default.
- Fixes issue that caused FxPlug-based plug-ins to stop responding when you cancel an analysis.
- See improved results when using the Object Tracker3s all-new machine-learning model to analyze the movement of faces and other objects on Mac computers with Apple silicon.
- Also see What's new in Motion 5.7.
Compressor 4.7 Update
App store page for Compressor 4.7 (macOS 13.5 or later)
- See the release notes list of enhancements and fixes.
- Also see What's new in Compressor 4.7.
Apple Pro Video Formats 2.3 Update Download   [= skip =]
Apple's posted Pro Video Formats 2.3 (8.5 MB) download.
"The Pro Video Formats package provides support for the following codecs that are used in professional video workflows:
  • Apple ProRes RAW and ProRes RAW HQ*
  • Apple Intermediate Codec
  • Avid DNxHD® / Avid DNxHR® decoder
  • AVC-Intra 50 / 100 / 200 / 4:4:4 / LT
  • AVC-LongG
  • XAVC
  • XF-AVC
  • HDV
  • XDCAM EX / HD / HD422
  • Uncompressed 4:2:2
* Requires a Mac computer that supports Metal:"
That article is titled "Support for Metal on Mac, iPad, and iPhone".
(Metal 3 Support lists macOS Ventura or later & iOS/iPadOS 16 or later.)
Safari 17.1.2 for macOS Ventura and Monterey (security fixes)
Security fixes in Safari 17.1.2 lists 2 CVE's that may have been exploited.
Check feedback in Apple's Safari forum, macOS Ventura & macOS Monterey forums.

(I've never had Safari's website prefs set to allow notifications from websites, but if you're seeing fake warning popups in your Mac's upper right display area, uncheck the allow notifications in Safari's website preferences. See stop unwanted Notifications.)

macOS Sonoma 14.1.2 Update (bug and security fixes)
Info from what's new in the updates for macOS Sonoma for version 14.1.2:
"Provides important bug fixes and security updates and is recommended for all users.."
About the security content of macOS Sonoma 14.1.2 lists 2 CVE's that may have been exploited.
(You can check feedback in Apple's macOS Sonoma discussion forum.)
iOS 17.1.2 and iPadOS 17.1.2 Updates (security fixes)
Firefox updates for Mac and iOS/iPadOS (later first)
Other News, Software and Firmware Updates
Firefox 120.0 & Firefox ESR 115.5 Updates

iOS/iPadOS Firefox Focus: Privacy Browser v120.0 Update
Recent Apple Support/How-To/Troubleshooting Article Updates (later first)   [= skip =] Topic based Apple Guides, Tips & Troubleshooting for Mac & iPhone/iPad/watch/tvOS Users.
Recent Updates, Tips, DIY Upgrades and Repairs:
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.)
Previous News Archive Summary:
    November 13th to 17th, 2023 News Archive
  • Safari Technology Preview 183.
  • Apple Configurator version 2.17.
  • Apple extends free Emergency SOS via satellite for existing iPhone 14 users.
  • Meet the 2023 App Store Award finalists.
  • Updated Apple Support/How-To/Troubleshooting Articles
  • Microsoft Office for Mac v16.79.1 (Excel/Office Suite security fixes).
  • LG C3 & G3 OLED TVs Firmware Update 03.20.17.
  • Micromat MachineProfile version 1.4.22.
  • Chrome 119.0.6045.159 Stable Channel Update for Mac.
  • Chrome 118.0.5993.144 Extended Stable Channel Update.
  • Chrome 119.0.6045.169 for iOS/iPadOS.

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