The news: Apple released a slew of security updates for iOS, watchOS and macOS on Monday morning.
So…what’s new in these updates? Apple says “this update provides important security updates and is recommended for all users”
Specifically, Apple has fixed a WebKit vulnerability that was seemingly pretty important
Available for: iPhone 6s and later, iPad Air 2 and later, iPad mini 4 and later, and iPod touch (7th generation)
Impact: Processing maliciously crafted web content may lead to arbitrary code execution
Description: A memory corruption issue was addressed with improved validation.
CVE-2021-1844: Clément Lecigne of Google’s Threat Analysis Group, Alison Huffman of Microsoft Browser Vulnerability Research
Our take: Looks like these updates were pushed out due to a potential security risk, but there isn’t anything else new to see here. Updating simply nets you better security on your device, which is always recommended.
The news: Apple just released the first public beta of watchOS 7 to public beta testers.
watchOS 7 includes new watch faces and sharing features, sleep tracking and hand-washing detection
This is the first time Apple has ever offered a public beta for watchOS
You can sign up for all of Apple’s public beta releases here
Our take: I’ve never jumped on a watchOS beta before, but I’m doing it this time around. I’m curious to see the hand-washing feature in action, plus I’d love to get more data about how I sleep each night.