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The iOS 12.3 update brings in improvements in different apps like Apple News+, Apple Music, Apple TV Remote, AirPlay 2 and CarPlay.
  • Wednesday, May 15, 2019 - 13:38

Apple has released the latest updates to its different operating systems including for Apple TV and the Apple Watches. Many of these updates were in beta stage and several beta versions were released by the company before the stable universal version now.

For the record, the update versions are the iOS 12.3, watchOS 5.2.1, macOS Mojave 10.14.5, and tvOS 12.3. Apart from these, a new 7.3 version of firmware for Apple TV 3 has been released as well.

Apple TV Channels have been included in the new TV app and this is meant to facilitate the streaming of videos of various different genre consolidating them in one place. This would also make subscribing and unsubscribing any of the services very easy. Apple practically takes over the hosting of the contents, billing for the streaming and allows viewing from the app itself. Users can expect streaming services from HBO, Showtime, Stars, Cinemax, Epix, Smithsonian, Acorn TV and some additional service providers to be all included within the new Apple TV app. HBO even permits downloading contents offline.

Apple has made certain changes in the interface making the dashboard more user-friendly and creating a separate Kids section.

As for the iOS 12.3 update, it addresses some of the bugs reported earlier apart from bringing in improvements in different apps like Apple News+, Apple Music, Apple TV Remote, AirPlay 2 and CarPlay.

Apple Watch users in countries like Poland, Slovakia, Czech Republic, Croatia, and Iceland are getting update in their watches to include notifications for irregular heartbeat and ECG within the watchOS 5.2.1 update released by Apple.

Other firmware included in the releases today by Apple are the HomePod OS 12.3 and macOS 10.14.5.

Many of these updates may be the last ones before the firmware get the total overhaul with the iOS 13 on its way. The company would normally release the beta version to the developers at the WWDC and then the stable version along with the new iPhones in September.