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macOS Monterey 12.6 Update (security fixes)
Released via software update. What's new in macOS Monterey 12.6 simply says:
"This update provides important security updates and is recommended for all users."
About the security content of macOS Monterey 12.6 lists 8 CVE's fixed.
You can check feedback in Apple's macOS Monterey discussion forum

(VPN or 3rd party Security software may cause problems with OS or security updates.
Apple's article on VPN and 3rd party software issues & the usual advice on updates.
Even though I don't use 3rd party addons, I install macOS updates from a Safe Mode boot.)

macOS Big Sur 11.7 Update (security fixes)
Released via software update. Info from What's new in Big Sur 11.7:
"This update provides important security updates and is recommended for all users."
There's a long list of security fixes in macOS Big Sur 11.7. (10 CVE's fixed.)
To get 11.7 instead of macOS 12.x, check "Other Updates" in Software Update panel.
You can check feedback in Apple's macOS Big Sur discussion forum.

M1 Mac mini updated to macOS 11.7 (from 11.6.8) using Safe Mode.
Software Update listed 11.7 update as 2.57 GB, & Safari 16.0 as 129.7 MB,
but the actual combined download was shown as 3.46 GB.
(No change in M1 mini firmware version - still 7459.141.1 from macOS 11.6.8 update.)

Safari 16 for macOS Big Sur & Monterey
Released via software update for Big Sur and macOS Monterey.
Security fixes in Safari 16 for CVE-2022-32868, -32886, -32912, -32891.
There's also an article on WebKit Features in Safari 16.0
(Sometimes Safari updates can break 3rd party extensions. Check for issues with the software's developer and at Apple's Safari discussion forums & related macOS forums.)
Our Apple Guides, Tips & Troubleshooting has Safari & Tips for Safari problems sections.
Xcode 14.0 Update
App store page for Xcode 14 (for macOS 12.5 or later).
"Xcode 14 includes Swift 5.7 and SDKs for iOS 16, iPadOS 16, tvOS 16, watchOS 9, and macOS Monterey..." (See linked app store page for more info.)
iOS 16.0.1 update for iPhone 14 models
Info from About iOS 16.0.1 Update.
This update is recommended for all iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Pro users
and provides important bug fixes including the following:

- iMessage and FaceTime may not complete activation.

- Photos may appear soft when zooming in landscape orientation on iPhone 14 Pro Max.

- Enterprise single sign-on apps may fail to authenticate.
Apple's Security Updates page notes "This update has no published CVE entries".
(The developer releases page has iOS 16.0.1 (build 20A371) dated Sept. 16.)
Hopefully new owners will post in Apple's iPhone discussion forum.
iOS 15.7 and iPadOS 15.7 (security fixes)
I've seen posts in Apple's forums about problems (error) downloading the iOS 15.7 update.
(These were from owners of compatible devices, some also iOS 16 compatible.)
iOS 16, tvOS 16, and watchOS 9 Updates
No iPadOS 16 release. iPadOS 16.1 coming in October per Apple articles.
(FYI: There's a later iOS 16.0.1 update for iPhone 14 models.)
HomePod Software Update 16
From the article About HomePod Software updates for the version 16 update:
"Software version 16 includes general performance and stability improvements."
Here's Apple's article on how to update HomePod.
You can check for feedback in Apple's HomePod forum.
(Our Tips page has a HomePod Apple Guides section.)
Apple/Products related News, Updates, Tips, PR
This week's Apple Support/How-To/Troubleshooting Article Updates Topic based page of Guides, Tips & Troubleshooting for Mac & iPhone/iPad/watchOS Users.
Other News and Software Updates (later added first)
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:
    September 5th to 9th, 2022 News Archive
  • Apple "Far Out" Event.
  • Apple debuts iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max .
  • Apple introduces iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Plus.
  • Introducing Apple Watch Ultra.
  • Apple Watch Series 8 and new Apple Watch SE.
  • The next generation of AirPods Pro.
  • How to order new iPhone 14, Apple Watch, & AirPods Pro.
  • iPhone 14 Pro/Pro Max: The Notch Comes to Life!
  • Watch Ultra Takes Lineup to New Heights and Depths.
  • Safari Technology Preview 153.
  • Pixelmator Pro version 2.4.7.
  • Firefox 104.0.2 & iOS Firefox 104.1 updates.
  • Firmware Updates for Yamaha Receivers & CX-A5200 Pre-Pro.
  • Yamaha RX-A8A/RX-A6A/RX-A4A Receivers Firmware 1.73.
  • Yamaha RX-V4A/TSR-400, RX-A2A/RX-V6A/TSR-700 Firmware 1.58.
  • PS5 System Software Update 22.02-06.00.00 (w/DualSense FW update)
  • Playstation 4 System Software Version 10.0.
  • LG B8 OLED TVs Firmware Update 05.50.10.
  • LG B6 OLED TVs & UH6330/7650/7700 LCD TVs Firmware 05.65.10.
  • Apple Support/How-To/Troubleshooting Article Updates.

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