Apple uses Wednesday evening to issue a maintenance update for iPhone and iPad. The operating system versions 15.2.1 are currently being pushed into the content delivery networks for both the tablet and the smartphone from Cupertino. This seems to be a manageable small system update that, judging by the small jump in the version number, should most likely take care of security gaps.
Unfortunately, precise statements are not possible until the associated support entries are updated, since Apple has refrained from including the accompanying update notes this time and is delivering the system updates without the usual changelog.
Updated from 19:27: Apple has published the changelog. The updates fix the HomeKit bug with long device names – ifun.de reported.
Accompanied by new beta versions
In addition to the release of the point update, Apple has also released new beta versions for its mobile devices, turning the sequence that was consistently followed last year, first iOS and iPadOS then macOS, 2022 upside down. As reported, the second beta of macOS Monterey 12.2 was only released for download yesterday, which can now also be downloaded from the Internet by all voluntary testers.
iOS 15.3 Beta 2, iPadOS 15.3 Beta 2, Beta 2 of
watchOS 8.4 and Beta 2 of tvOS 15.3.
Apple could release version 15.3 of its mobile operating system for this year’s spring event, where, among other things, the presentation of the third generation of the iPhone SE is expected. When exactly this will take place, however, is completely unclear. In 2019 the Apple Special Event was held on March 25th, in 2020 the WWDC developer conference in June was the first event of the year. In 2021, the Apple event on April 20th brought the new iPad Pro with M1 chip, the 24-inch iMac, the AirTags and the Apple TV 4K.