The past few days have been quite turbulent for users of Apple’s operating systems. The company released today, June 1, updates for the operating systems of the iPhone, iPad, MacBook, Apple TV, and Apple Watch, which include iOS 13.5.1, iPadOS 13.5.1, tvOS 13.4.6, and watchOS 6.2.6.
In addition, the developer versions also received updates for iOS 13.5.5, iPadOS 13.5.5 and macOS 10.15.6.
However, it is important to note that the new version for MacBooks has been updated: this is the 10.15.5 update, which in addition to the news already included, also brings a new security package for the company’s notebooks.
The new version is a little heavier than the previous one, although it does not bring much news beyond the security update: 1.59GB is needed to perform the update. To update just access the system preferences and then go to Software Updates.
macOS Catalina 10.15.5 arrives with a tool to control battery health and more
A few days after launching iOS 13.5, iPadOS 13.5, tvOS 13.4.5, and watchOS 6.2.5, Apple finally released the only stable update that was missing: macOS 10.15.5.
The final version of the platform comes a week after the fifth beta is released, bringing the 19F96 build to all compatible Mac owners.
One of the main new attractions is due to a feature similar to that of iOS, capable of helping to preserve the health of batteries (unfortunately, only compatible with Macs that bring Thunderbolt 3 ports).
Other new features include Group FaceTime, a great addition especially during the pandemic season of the COVID-19 coronavirus, as well as the traditional bug and vulnerability fixes and the expected general performance improvements.
Apple releases the fourth beta for macOS Catalina 10.15.5 developers
The day after releasing updates for its other systems, Apple released the fourth beta for macOS Catalina developers. The update arrives a week after the previous one and in general, does not offer great news, with emphasis on the new battery health manager for MacBooks.
The new feature can be found in the Battery Saver section of System Preferences and works similarly to the Battery Health of iOS devices. As reported by the website Six colors, the function analyzes the temperature and recharge cycles of the battery over time, adapting the energy management according to the data collected.
As usual, bug fixes also come with the new version. Meanwhile, the betas launched yesterday brought features focused on the combat of COVID-19 , improving the notification feature created in partnership with Google to track infected people, facilitating the use of Face ID with masks, and allowing users to modify the configuration that highlights the user who is speaking on FaceTime.
It is worth remembering that Apple should postpone launching products using Mini LED screens to 2021, as pointed out by analysts. The technology is highly anticipated, considering that Apple usually dictates market trends, leading other manufacturers to follow in its footsteps.
Another highlight was the announcement of WWDC 2020, the Cupertino company’s annual conference for developers where generally large announcements are made. The company revealed that this will be the largest of all, even if completely online, and may reach more than 23 million viewers.