Apple’s upcoming operating systems are currently under development. Now, anyone who is interested can try the RC versions.
On Tuesday night, Apple unveiled the release candidates for its upcoming OS systems. The RC versions of iPadOS 16.1, iOS 16.1, macOS 13 Ventura, tvOS 16.1, and watchOS 9.1 are available for download by beta program participants—at first, just developers; “regular” users should rapidly follow. On Monday (October 24) following this week, the last versions should be available.
The first brand-new major releases of the operating systems for the iPad and Mac, respectively, are iPadOS 16.1 and macOS 13 Ventura. Apple had delayed the release of iPadOS 16 until October to work on Stage Manager, a window function. Stage Manager, enhanced Mail, and iMessage apps, a redesigned Safari browser with tab groups, new system settings, and Continuity Camera, which let you use an iPhone as a webcam for the Mac, are just a few of the tiny advances that Ventura offers.
Live Activities, the shared iCloud photo library that was previously missing, Fitness+ without the Apple Watch, support for Matter in the Home app, and Wallet innovations like car key sharing and an Apple Card savings account are just a few of the features included in iOS 16.1.
New Siri Debuts with tvOS 16
The speech recognition Siri interface has been updated in the release candidate version 16.1 of tvOS; it is now more condensed and hence clearer. With the release of tvOS 16.2, new features will be included, including the differentiation of up to six family members and voice recommendations. Siri will also be accessible on tvOS in Singapore, Denmark, and Luxembourg.
There are only a few minor improvements in watchOS 9.1. For instance, if you manually configure this for certain sports (such as walking, jogging, and trekking outdoors), energy consumption should be decreased. You can lower the frequency of heart rate and GPS detection on Series 8, SE 2, and Ultra. The Apple Watch may now download music even when it is not resting on the charging puck. Additionally, the watch’s Home app now supports Matter.