Apple has released the final versions of macOS 10.14.6, iOS 12.4, watchOS 5.3, and tvOS 12.4. It’s probably the last minor improvements for these operating systems that will all get a major upgrade in the fall.
The update for Apple’s desktop and notebook computers to macOS Mojave 10.14.6 provides more stability and fixes some issues, according to the manufacturer. For example, a Boot Camp partition can now be created again on an iMac and Mac mini with Fusion Drive, and a graphics problem when the user wakes the computer is resolved. The reliability of file sharing via SMB is also said to have improved, according to Apple.
The most significant change in iOS 12.4 is the introduction of the iPhone Migration feature, which allows users to wirelessly transfer data from an old iPhone to a newer model. The update also reactivates the Walkie-Talkie feature on the Apple Watch. It was disabled two weeks ago after the discovery of a bug that would allow eavesdropping on iPhones. Finally, iOS 12.4 adds support for Apple’s HomePod speaker in Japan and Taiwan.
In addition to a fix for the Walkie-Talkie bug, version 5.3 of watchOS also includes support for the ECG function to create heart movies in Canada and Singapore. Finally, with tvOS 12.4, the operating system for the Apple TV 4 and 4K, the focus is mainly on better performance and more stability.
The four updates come on the eve of the rollout of a number of major upgrades, including to macOS Catalina 10.15, iOS 13 and iPadOS 13, expected in the fall of this year.