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Posted in News by Patricia on December 11, 2022
Apple has leaked the scheduled release date for its last major software update rollout of 2022! iOS 16.2, iPadOS 16.2, watchOS 9.2, macOS Ventura 13.1, tvOS 16.2 and HomePod 16.2 will be released Tuesday, December 13, if everything goes according to plan!
macOS 13.1 Release Date Leak
Apple has already released the RC (Release Candidate) versions of the upcoming software updates. This means that the public release is imminent.
As we’ve already covered, the iOS 16.2 RC, watchOS 9.2 RC, tvOS 16.2 RC and macOS 13.1 RC versions already include the release notes that Apple plans to display for the public version.
If no major bug surfaces, these builds will be come the public versions!
More, Apple has already prepared the Terms and Conditions for the scheduled public released date which is Tuesday, December 13, 2022.
Credits: Thanks tombob51 for spotting this!
iPadOS & iOS 16.2 Release Date
Based on the fact that Apple releases incremental software updates for all its devices in the same day we can safely assume that December 13 will be also the release day for iOS 16.2 and its iPadOS counterpart!
iOS 16.2 Release Notes
Based on the RC version here is the update log for this rollout:
watchOS 9.2 Release Date
Planned iOS and watchOS updates happen in the same day, which means that Tuesday, December 13 will most likely be the release day of a new Apple Watch software update!
watchOS 9.2 Release Notes
Here is the prospected update log, confirmed by the Release Candidate version seeded a couple of days ago:
tvOS 16.2 Release Date
tvOS 16.1 has been released alongside all other 16.1 updates for iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch and HomePod. We don’t have any reason to believe that 16.2 will be different. Expect this update to roll out on December 13 also!
tvOS 16.2 Release Notes
To be updated!
HomePod 16.2 Release Date
Considering that this new software lineup will change the Home app architecture to make it fully compatible with the new Matter standard, we strongly believe that a new HomePod firmware will be also seeded Tuesday, December 13!
HomePod OS 16.2 Release Notes
To be updated!
Do you plan to update to these new versions as soon as they’re released? You can also tune in and check our extended reviews, to see what bugs have been fixed and if any major new issues have been reported by early adopters!
Related: For more info about the upcoming iOS 16.2 software update check our detailed RC review available here.