After a long beta phase, Apple has just released the final versions of its new operating systems for iPhone, iPad, Mac, Apple Watch and Apple TV.
Our overview with the most important information about the innovations and installation information:
As of now, all users can download and install the updates on MacOS Sierra 10.12.4, iOS 10.3, watchOS 3.2 and tvOS 10.2 on their respective devices.
MacOS 10.12.4: Installation brings Nightshift
Among the innovations in MacOS 10.12.4 (build 16E195) belongs among other things an extension of Siri, so that now in addition to the well-known sports results also the cricket results can be queried.
In addition, Apple promises improvements to the PDF problems under which MacOS Sierra had so far suffered. A somewhat more obvious novelty is the already known by iOS Nightshift, which adapts the color temperature of the screen to the daytime.
The update to MacOS Sierra 10.12.4 can now be loaded in the Mac App Store.
Download iOS 10.3 available: Search for AirPods possible
Significantly more innovations have Apple in the form of iOS 10.3 (Build 14E277) for iPhone and iPad in petto. The app “Find my iPhone” in the new iOS version offers the search for lost AirPods. How it runs out in the article: With iOS 10.3 find your AirPods.
Furthermore, Apple has updated the setting overview of iOS optically. At the top is now an overview of the used Apple ID to find. The iCloud details can now also be viewed here.
IOS 10.3 also extends the ability to detect old apps that are still running in 32-bit mode. An overview of the settings under General > Info > Apps allows you to look at apps that may no longer be supported in the upcoming iOS 11.
Behind the scenes, Apple has changed the file system from iOS 10.3 to APFS. Therefore, the update of older iOS versions, in this case, could take longer.
The update can be installed as usual via the settings in iOS or via iTunes.
Download of watchOS 3.2 available: Theater modes comes
WatchOS 3.2 (Build 14V249) includes a new theater mode that allows users to quickly turn off Apple Watch’s sounds and suppress the automatic activation of the display. If the theater mode is switched on, the display can only be activated with the help of the crown or by tapping.
Notifications are still communicated haptically. However, this mode is not only useful in the cinema: Even those of you who use the Apple Watch while sleeping and do not want to be disturbed by the bright display may look forward to the new feature.
In addition, according to Apple in watchOS 3.2 the Sirikit known from iOS 10, which allows an integration of Siri and apps from third-party vendors. This includes, among other things, sending messages or starting calls using the voice assistant.
WatchOS 3.2 can be installed via the Watch app on the iPhone connected to the Apple Watch. The installation requires the connection with the loading puck and a charge of the Apple Watch of at least 50 percent.
Apple also converts tvOS 10.2 to APFS
TvOS 10.2 (Build 14W265) for Apple TV, according to Apple, in addition to the conversion to APFS, similar to iOS 10.3, a mode for accelerated scrolling in apps.
This is to make it easier to search through long lists. This mode is activated when you move a finger over the touchpad of the Siri remote several times.
The update to tvOS 10.2 can also be loaded from now on in the settings.