Apple continues to update its products, big and small. The Siri Remote for Apple TV (2nd gen) is no different. Even a remote control can be wirelessly updated with new firmware when it becomes available. While Apple does not list features or bug fixes included in these under-the-radar updates, the remote automatically installs its own firmware when certain conditions are met.
Apple continually delivers firmware updates for its AirPods, AirPods 2, and AirPods Pro wireless earphones. Firmware updates can offer improvements to sound quality, longer battery life, bug fixes, or even improve security. The AirPods Pro are the latest model to be released, with firmware version 2B584 installed at launch. How can AirPods Pro owners be sure they're running the most recent firmware?
Apple has officially launched iOS 12 for all compatible devices. When it comes to the iPhone, any model from the iPhone 5s and later can take advantage of the latest firmware free of charge. iOS 12 promises to enhance the speed and stability of older devices and some of the most-used apps.
Apple has launched the latest version of its mobile operating system, iOS 5.1. So what can iPhone, iPad and iPod touch users expect from the update? Although it may not be a huge step, there are many additions and improvements to the firmware, some of which Apple did not officially announce before the release.
As usual, those iPhone owners running a jailbroken device should avoid the stock iOS 5.1 update until further notice. One of the previously heralded changes in iOS 5.1 is the addition of Japanese support for the Siri personal assistant. So what else has Apple included in iOS 5.1?
The first iOS 5 beta update to be seeded OTA was released today by Apple to developers everywhere. Beta 4 requires iTunes 10.5 beta 4 to sync and adds wireless syncing support on Windows machines.
When it comes to the OTA update, the process only upgrades iOS 5 beta 3 from the Settings -> General -> Software Update menu. Some developers have reported problems with over-the-air updating but the firmware can be installed manually if necessary.