Apple pushed software updates for macOS and iOS today. They are minor releases that simply offer a few bug fixes and security updates, with no new features—and there are no new features in any of the beta releases for these versions of the operating systems, either.
iOS 12.1.3 fixes a scrolling bug in Messages, an iPad Pro-specific audio bug, and a graphical error in some photos, and it addresses some CarPlay disconnects experienced by owners of the three new iPhone models released in late 2018. It also fixes two minor bugs related to the company’s HomePod smart speaker.
Apple’s release notes for iOS 12.1.3 are as follows:
iOS 12.1.3 includes bug fixes for your iPhone or iPad. This update:
This release also includes bug fixes for HomePod. This update:
And here’s the tiny blurb Apple wrote about macOS 10.14.3:
This update improves the security, stability, and compatibility of your Mac and includes the following enterprise content: when making a file-sharing connection that uses a valid Kerberos TGT to authenticate, users are no longer prompted to enter credentials.
The last iOS release—12.1.2—was also a big-fixing update, and it made some subtle changes related to a patent dispute with Qualcomm. The previous macOS release, 10.14.2, added real-time text support for Wi-Fi calls, fixed an AirPlay bug, and made a small UI tweak to Safari related to the Apple News app added in the initial Mojave update.
Apple also released watchOS 5.1.3 and tvOS 12.1.2 today. Like the iOS and macOS updates, these are minor updates that fix a few bugs. For example, Apple’s notes for watchOS 5.1.3 simply state, “This update includes improvements and bug fixes.”