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Apple Studio Display Firmware Update 17
Info from what's new in firmware updates for Apple Studio Display.
(Article includes how to update the Studio Display's firmware.)
    Studio Display Firmware Update 17:
  • Adds support for zoom, recenter, and manual framing to the built-in camera.
  • Minor stability improvements.
Firmware version 17 requires macOS Sonoma 14 or later.
Apple Service Utility for Studio Display & iPhone TrueDepth Camera Repairs
On Sept. 26, 2023 Apple posted a revised Apple Service Utility (4 MB) download.
(The download page info is the same except for system requirements.)
"Apple Service Utility is used to configure:
  • Apple Studio Display after logic board and display repairs.
  • Applicable iPhone models after TrueDepth Camera repair.

For more information about when Apple Service Utility may be needed, please refer to the repair manual for your intended repair."

System Requirements:
macOS Sonoma 14.0 or later.

The previous June 2023 version required macOS Ventura 13.3 or later.
macOS 14 Sonoma released FYI: On September 26 Apple updated articles on security fixes in macOS Ventura 13.6, macOS Monterey 12.7 and iOS 16.7 & iPadOS 16.7. (Each had 13 more CVEs added.) Also posted September 26 are articles on security fixes in the initial iOS 17.0, iPadOS 17.0, tvOS 17.0 & watchOS 10.0 releases.
Safari 17 for macOS Ventura and Monterey
Released via software update. Security fixes in Safari 17 lists 5 CVEs fixed, 1 that
"Apple is aware of a report that this issue may have been actively exploited".
Check for feedback in Apple's Safari forum, macOS Ventura & macOS Monterey forums.
watchOS 10.0.2 (bug and security fixes)
Info from About watchOS 10 updates for version 10.0.2:
"Includes bug fixes and important security updates for your Apple Watch." (No details on fixes.)
Apple's Security Releases page says "This update has no published CVE entries".
(You can check feedback in Apple's Watch discussion forum.)
iPadOS 17.0.2 and iOS 17.0.2 Updates (bug fixes)
iMovie 3.0.2 for iOS/iPadOS
iMovie version 3.0.2 for iOS/iPadOS 16.0 or later. (app store link)
iMovie 3.0.2 includes the following enhancements and bug fixes:
  • Easily open your iMovie project in Final Cut Pro for iPad and take advantage of advanced editing and effects.
  • Adds support for log-encoded video recorded with iPhone 15 Pro.
  • Fixes an issue where selecting an iMovie project in the Files app would sometimes result in the project not opening.
  • Fixes an issue where exporting a video would sometimes result in displaying an incorrect "Storage Almost Full" error.
Apple Clips app 3.1.5 for iOS/iPadOS
Apple Clips app version 3.1.5 for iOS 16.0 or later (app store link)
Clips 3.1.5 includes the following enhancements and bug fixes:
  • Adds support for log-encoded video recorded with iPhone 15 Pro.
  • Fixes an issue where selecting Share Video would sometimes result in an empty clip saved to Photos.
Firefox Updates Mac and iOS/iPadOS
Apple News and Press Releases
Other News, Software and Firmware Updates (later first)
Apple Support/How-To/Troubleshooting Article Updates 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:
    September 18th to 22nd, 2023 News Archive
  • Safari 16.6.1 for macOS Monterey & Big Sur (security fix).
  • macOS Ventura 13.6 (many security fixes).
  • macOS Monterey 12.7 (many security fixes).
  • iOS 17.0.2 (data transfer bug fix).
  • iOS 17.0.1 & iPadOS 17.0.1 (security fixes).
  • watchOS 10.0.1 & watchOS 9.6.3 (important security fixes).
  • iOS 16.7 and iPadOS 16.7 (many security fixes).
  • Updates to Pages, Numbers & Keynote apps for Mac and iOS/iPadOS.
  • Safari Technology Preview 179.
  • Final Cut Pro 10.6.9, Compressor 4.6.6, Motion 5.6.6 updates.
  • Final Cut Pro for iPad version 1.2.
  • Apple Pro Video Formats 2.2.7 Update & Download.
  • GarageBand 2.3.15 for iOS/iPadOS 17.
  • HomePod Software Update 17.
  • Little Snitch 5.7.1 Update.
  • Safari 17.0 Webkit Features.
  • Xcode 15.0 released.
  • OS 17, iPadOS 17, tvOS 17, & watchOS 10 (w/Security fixes).
  • Apple PR on new iCloud+ Plans and iPhone 15/Watches availability.
  • Microsoft Office for Mac v16.77.1 (new features/security fixes).
  • Updated Apple Support/How-To/Troubleshooting Articles
    - very long list related to new software updates.

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