Apple has released iOS 7.0.4, which fixes an issue that caused FaceTime calls to fail for some users. The update also fixes other unspecified issues. Apple also redesigned iBooks for iOS 7 to fit in better, removing the wooden bookshelf. Download it here.
Apple has added new collaboration features to iWork for iCloud beta. Users can see cursors and selections for everyone in a document and watch images and shapes animate as they are moved around. Links can be used to instantly jump to a cursor.
There is also new options to print documents directly from the Tools menu and organise documents in folders. Numbers has new options to reorder sheets and create hyperlinks and Keynote has an option to skip slides during playback. Learn more on the Apple website here.
Apple has released an update for Mail on OS X Mavericks. The update improves compatibility when using custom Gmail settings, fixes inaccurate unread email counts, and includes other compatibility and stability fixes. Learn more here.
When Apple released iWork for OS X Mavericks, many users complained that it was missing many essential features that were available in the previous version. Apple explained that iWork was rewritten to be entirely 64-bit and use a unified file format.
Updates will be released over the next six months that will return many of these features including customisable toolbars. In Pages, the vertical ruler, keyboard shortcuts for styles, and management of pages and sections from the thumbnail view will return.
In Numbers, there will be improved zoom and window placement, multi-column and range sort, auto-complete text in cells, page headers and footers and improved AppleScript support. In KeyNote, old transitions will and builds will return. Learn more in the Apple support article here.
Apple has released OS X Mavericks and announced it will be a free update for all users of Snow Leopard or later, since it wants all its users to have the latest software. Download OS X Mavericks through the Mac App Store.
Apple has also announced updated versions of its iLife and iWork suites with 64-bit support and iCloud integration. The apps have been redesigned for iOS 7 and have new “tap and share” functions. The apps are free for users who buy new hardware.
Apple has announced its next generation of iPads. The iPad Air replaces the previous iPad 4 and is now smaller at 9.7 inches, thinner at 0.29 inches and lighter at 1 pound. It uses the new 64-bit A7 SoC to double CPU and GPU performance.
The iPad Air also uses multiple antennas with MIMO technology to transfer data up to 300Mbps over 802.11n and there are redesigned Smart Covers and Smart Cases available in multiple colours. It will be available on November 11 for US$499.
The iPad mini has also been updated. It now has a Retina display with 2048 x 1536 resolution, the new 64-bit A7 SoC and MIMO technology. It will be available next month at US$399 for the 16GB model. The previous iPad mini will drop to US$299. Learn more about the iPad Air here and iPad mini here.
Apple has also released iOS 7.0.3, which adds iCloud Keychain support to synchronise passwords and other information between devices. The ”reduce motion” accessibility option has been modified to shorten animations as well as removing the parallax effect.
The update also fixes a sensor calibration issue for the iPhone 5s, an issue that prevented some iMessages from being sent, another lock screen issue and a stability issue when using iWork apps. Download the update through Settings > General > Software Update or plug in the device to download through iTunes.
Apple has released the Golden Master of OS X 10.9 “Mavericks” and Xcode 5.0.1 to developers through the Mac Dev Center here. Learn more about the changes in Mavericks here.
Apple has also released OS X 10.8.5 “Mountain Lion” Supplemental Update. The update fixes issues that may prevent HDMI audio and certain USB Bluetooth adapters from working.
It also fixes an issue that caused external drives to be ejected after the computer goes to sleep and another issue that prevented some applications from using the FaceTime HD camera on mid-2013 Macbook Air systems. Learn more about the update and download it here.
Apple has released iOS 7.0.2. The update fixes a bug that could be exploited to bypass the passcode and access the iPhone’s stored photos and the email and Web services used to share them. The update also brings back the Greek keyboard option for entering a passcode. Learn more on the 9to5 Mac blog here.
Apple has also announced they have expanded the available of AppleCare+ for iPhone 5 users. Previously, users could only get their iPhone repaired in the country of purchase. Now, users can get their iPhone repaired in any country that sells the same phone. Learn more on TechCrunch here.
Apple has released a major update to its Apple TV. The update adds support for iTunes Radio, AirPlay from iCloud (with iOS 7 devices only) and podcast syncing. It also allows photos and videos added to shared photo streams to be viewed.
Apple has also released iOS 7.0.1, which fixes an issue that caused the iPhone 5s to ask for a passcode for in-app purchases after a successful fingerprint scan. Download the update over the air through Settings > General > Software Update or plug in the device to download the update through iTunes.
After previously releasing it to developers, Apple has now made iOS 7 available for all users of iPhone 4 or higher, iPad 2 or above, iPad mini or 5th generation iPod touch. Download the update over the air through Settings > General > Software Update or plug in the device to download the update through iTunes.
This is a major update that modernises iOS with a flat design. To maintain a consistent experience, all third-party apps should be updated after updating the OS. See a list of apps that have been updated with a flatter design along with links to download the apps here.
With this release, Apple has doubled the over-the-air download cap from 50MB to 100MB. Also, users of older versions of iOS can now download the last compatible version of apps instead of being blocked from downloading the apps. Learn more about iOS 7 on the Apple website here.
Apple has released Mac OS X 10.8.5, an update for Mountain Lion. The update fixes an issue that prevented Mail from displaying some messages and another issue that prevented the screensaver from starting automatically.
The update also improves AFP file transfer performance over 802.11ac Wi-Fi and improves Xsan reliability. Learn more on the Apple Support website here. Download the update by choosing Software Update on the Apple menu in Mountain Lion.
Apple has released iOS 7 Golden Master to developers. The update adds some more wallpapers that weren’t available in the previous beta and is available for iPhone 4 or later, iPad 2 or later, iPad mini or fifth-generation iPod touch.
iOS 7 will become available for all users to download on 18 September 2013. Developers can download iOS 7 from the iOS Dev Center here.