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Apple releases iOS 10.1, macOS 10.12.1, watchOS 3.1, and tvOS 10.0.1 - here's what's new

After being in beta for over a month, Apple has released iOS 10.1, macOS 10.12.1 Sierra, watchOS 3.1, and tvOS 10.0.1 to everyone with a supported device.

The most notable feature in iOS 10.1 will be the addition of Portrait Mode for the iPhone 7 Plus's camera, which adds a depth effect. The release notes, however, show quite a bit more.

The build number is listed as 14B72/14B72c, which is the same as iOS 10.1 beta 5, a build that was only made available for the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus. Needless to say, if you're using one of those two devices and you were running the beta, you won't be getting an update today.

macOS 10.12.1 Sierra didn't list nearly as many changes, but when you go to update your Mac, this is what you'll see.

Note that at the time of this writing, Apple Developer still lists beta 5 as the current macOS 10.12.1 build. For some reason, it only shows iOS, watchOS, and tvOS as current production channel offerings.

Next up is watchOS 3.1, which includes some minor new features. Here's what's new (via MacRumors):

  • New option to replay bubble and full screen effects in Messages
  • Messages effects can play with Reduce Motion enabled
  • Fixes an issue that could cause the notification for Timer complete to be delivered twice
  • Resolves an issue that could prevent Apple Watch Series 2 from fully charging
  • Resolves an issue where Activity rings may disappear from the watch face
  • Fixes an issue that prevented Force Touch options from appearing in some third-party apps.

If you were already running watchOS 3.1 Developer Beta 3, you won't see an update today. This is often the case when it comes to watchOS updates.

Finally, we have tvOS 10.0.1, which is also the one that there's no real changelog for. As the version number indicates, it's also the only one that doesn't even qualify as a minor update. Throughout the beta cycle, the release notes have listed it as having bug fixes and improvements in the OS.

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