Apple Updates iOS, OS X, and Apple TV

It’s update day in Cupertino. Apple has rolled out minor updates for iOS, OS X, and the Apple TV.

The iOS Update

iOS 7.1.1 has been released, and the release notes are as minimal as ever. The update is a 18.8 MB security patch, but if you’re pushing the storage limits on your phone, or iPad, you’ll need to clear up some space before applying the patch to your devices.

You apparently need 1.2 GB of free space before iOS will let you patch your device. Not sure on the rationality there, but if your phone is full, you better start deleting stuff.

To update, navigate to Settings, General, Software Update.

This particular update includes:

  • Further improvements to Touch ID fingerprint recognition
  • Fixes a bug that could impact keyboard responsiveness
  • Fixes an issue when using Bluetooth keyboards with VoiceOver enabled

The OS X Security Update

This is another security update, but also included is a number of bug fixes, including a brand new Safari update (7.0.3). You can patch your system by running the update in the App Store.

The Apple TV Update

The Apple TV (2nd, 3rd generations) has also been updated. There’s no information on what was included with the update, but you can patch your system by navigating to the Settings app on your Apple TV, selecting General, then Software Update, then select Update Software.

Happy updating.

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