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Apple News and Press Releases
tvOS 17.5.1 Update
Info from About tvOS Updates for version 17.5.1:
"This update addresses a rare issue where photos that experienced database corruption
could reappear in the Photos library even if they were deleted."
(Apple's Security Updates page says this update has no published CVE entries.)
 
Little Snitch version 6.0
Little Snitch 6.0 for macOS Sonoma.
(Version 5.x is compatible with macOS Sonoma to Big-Sur.)
See the release notes for v6.0 new features and upgrade pricing.
 
iOS 17.5.1 and iPadOS 17.5.1 Updates
Both updates have the same release notes:
"This update provides important bug fixes and addresses a rare issue where photos that experienced database corruption could reappear in the Photos library even if they were deleted." (Apple's Security Updates page says these updates have no published CVE entries.)
 
Little Snitch version 5.7.6
Little Snitch 5.7.6 update for macOS Sonoma, Ventura, Monterey and Big Sur.
Info from the v5.7.6 release notes:
"In this release, we've addressed an issue in the inspector of Network Monitor causing text sections to be cut off, preventing the full text from being visible.

This bug was a side effect of fixing a hang in the Little Snitch app with the previous release. We apologize for any inconvenience caused by two updates occurring in such quick succession."
NOTE: After Little Snitch 6.0 was announced (compatible with "macOS Sonoma or newer"), downloads of previous versions of Little Snitch are now on the Legacy/Previous Versions page.
 
Firefox Updates for Mac and iOS/iPadOS (later first)
Safari 17.5 for macOS Ventura & Monterey
About the security content of Safari 17.5 lists 1 CVE fixed.
There's also an article on WebKit Features in Safari 17.5.
(Safari updates sometimes break 3rd party extensions. Check with the provider for updates.
Check feedback in Apple's Safari forum, macOS Ventura & macOS Monterey forums.)
 
macOS Sonoma 14.5 Update
Security fixes in macOS Sonoma 14.5 lists 22 CVEs,
Info from what's new in the updates for macOS Sonoma for version 14.5:
"macOS Sonoma 14.5 includes the following improvements and bug fixes:
- Quartiles is a new and original daily word game that is now available in Apple News+.
- Scoreboard in News+ Puzzles gives you access to new player data for Crossword, Mini Crossword, and Quartiles, including stats and streaks

Some features may not be available for all regions, or on all Apple devices."
(You can check feedback in Apple's macOS Sonoma discussion forum.)
 
macOS Ventura 13.6.7 Update
Security fixes in macOS Ventura 13.6.7 lists 3 CVEs, 1 (CVE-2024-23296) that
"Apple is aware of a report that this issue may have been exploited."
What's new in the updates for macOS Ventura for version 13.6.7 says:
"This update provides important security fixes and is recommended for all users."
(You can check feedback in Apple's macOS Ventura discussion forum.)

M1 Mac Mini Firmware Updated
macOS 13.6.7 updated (2020) M1 Mini firmware to 10151.121.1
(was version 10151.101.3 from macOS 13.6.5).
On a M1 mini running macOS 13.6.6, software update listed macOS 13.6.7 as 1GB,
but the actual download was 2.57 GB.

macOS Monterey 12.7.5 Update
Security fixes in macOS Monterey 12.7.5 lists 2 CVEs.
What's new in the updates for macOS Monterey for version 12.7.5 says:
"This update provides important security fixes and is recommended for all users."
(You can check feedback in Apple's macOS Monterey discussion forum.)
 
iOS 17.5 and iPadOS 17.5 Updates
iOS 16.7.8 and iPadOS 16.7.8 Updates
(This update won't appear on devices that are iOS 17/iPadOS 17 compatible.)
watchOS 10.5 Update
About the security content of watchOS 10.5 lists 6 CVEs fixed.
Info from About watchOS 10 updates for version 10.5:
"watchOS 10.5 includes new features, improvements and bug fixes..."
(You can check feedback in Apple's Watch discussion forum.)
 
tvOS 17.5 Update
About the security content of tvOS 17.5 lists 5 CVEs fixed.
About tvOS Updates for version 17.5 simply says
"This update includes performance and stability improvements."
(You can check feedback in Apple TV discussion forum.)
 
HomePod Software Update 17.5
Info from about HomePod Software updates for version 17.5:
"This update includes performance and stability improvements."
Here's Apple's article on how to update HomePod.
(Our Tips page has a HomePod Apple Guides section.)
You can check for feedback in Apple's HomePod forum.
 
Mac Logic Pro version 11.0 Update
Apple Logic Pro 11.0 update (macOS 13.5 or later).
The Logic Pro 11.0 release notes has a very long list of new features and improvements.
(There was also a press release on the update.)
 
Logic Pro for iPad version 2.0
Apple Logic Pro for iPad version 2.0 (app store).
See linked app store page for details. Also info in a previous press release.
(Requires iPadOS 17.4 or later and a device with the A12 Bionic chip or later.)
 
Xcode 15.4 released
Info from app store Xcode 15.4 (for macOS 14.0 or later):
"provides bug fixes and improved stability. Xcode 15.4 includes Swift 5.10 and SDKs for iOS 17.5, iPadOS 17.5, tvOS 17.5, watchOS 10.5, visionOS 1.2, and macOS Sonoma 14.5".
 
Other News and Software Updates (later added first)
Apple Release Candidates and Beta Updates
Current Developer releases as of May 9, 2024.
(Release notes are on download pages.)
  • macOS 14.5 RC (23F79)
    (below from May 8)
  • watchOS 10.5 RC 2 (21T576)
    (below from May 7)
  • Xcode 15.4 RC (15F31c)
  • iOS 17.5 RC (21F79)
  • iPadOS 17.5 RC (21F79)
  • tvOS 17.5 RC (21L569)
  • iOS 16.7.8 RC (20H343)
  • iPadOS 16.7.8 RC (20H343)
  • visionOS 1.2 beta 5 (21O5587a)
Apple also has Public betas. See Beta FAQ for info on joining or unenrolling.
(Public beta version updates are usually shortly after developer releases.)
 
Previous News Archive Summary:
    May 6th to 10th, 2024 News Archive
  • Safari Technology Preview 194.
  • Apple introduces M4 chip.
  • New iPad Pro with world's most advanced display, M4 chip, & Pencil Pro.
  • Apple unveils redesigned 11" and all-new 13" iPad Air with M2 chip.
  • Final Cut Pro transforms video creation with Live Multicam on iPad & AI features on Mac.
  • Logic Pro takes music-making to the next level with new AI features.
  • 5 games, including Ubisoft's Rabbids: Legends of the Multiverse, arrive on Apple Arcade.
  • Apple reports second quarter results.
  • Apple Support/How-To/Troubleshooting Article Updates
  • LG C3 & G3 OLED TVs Firmware Update 03.31.45
  • LG Z2 OLED TV Firmware Update 13.30.70.
  • LG B7/C7/E7/G7/W7 OLED TVs Firmware Update 06.10.45.
  • LG B4 OLED TV Firmware Update 03.10.37.

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.
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