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December 2015 Software Updates

More details about these updates, and others that may not be shown above…

Apple WatchOS 2.1

This update includes new language support and bug fixes.
Adds support for system language in Arabic, Czech, Greek, Hebrew, Hungarian, Malay, Portuguese (Portugal), and Vietnamese
Adds support for Right-to-Left user interface
Adds ability to switch between Latin and Hindi numerals for Arabic
Adds a new complication for Islamic and Hebrew Calendars
Adds support for Siri and dictation in Arabic (Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates)
Adds support for dictation in English (Malaysia), Czech, Greek, Hebrew, Hungarian, Portuguese (Portugal), and Vietnamese
Resolves an issue that could prevent events from updating in the Calendar complication
Fixes an issue that could prevent the time from displaying in Power Reserve mode
Addresses issues that could prevent third party apps from launching
Fixes an issue that could prevent third-party app icons from displaying correctly
Fixes an issue that could cause instability when changing the system language

For information on the security content of this update, please visit this website:
http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1222
  
Post Date: Dec 8, 2015

System Requirements
iPhone 5 or later
Available via OTA through the Apple Watch app
OS X El Capitan 10.11.2 Combo Update

The OS X El Capitan 10.11.2 update improves the stability, compatibility, and security of your Mac, and is recommended for all users.

This update:
Improves Wi-Fi reliability
Improves the reliability of Handoff and AirDrop
Fixes an issue that may cause Bluetooth devices to disconnect
Fixes an issue that prevented Mail from deleting messages in an offline Exchange account
Fixes an issue that prevented importing photos from an iPhone to a Mac using a USB cable
Improves iCloud Photo Sharing for Live Photos

For more detailed information about this update, please visit: http://support.apple.com/kb/HT205579
For detailed information about the security content of this update, please visit: http://support.apple.com/kb/HT201222

Security Content
For detailed information about the security content of this update, see Apple security updates.

See http://support.apple.com/kb/HT5044 article for details on how to verify the authenticity of this download.

Post Date: Dec 8, 2015

File Size: 1.4 GB

System Requirements
OS X El Capitan 10.11
OS X El Capitan 10.11.2 Update

The OS X El Capitan 10.11.2 update improves the stability, compatibility, and security of your Mac, and is recommended for all users.

This update:
Improves Wi-Fi reliability
Improves the reliability of Handoff and AirDrop
Fixes an issue that may cause Bluetooth devices to disconnect
Fixes an issue that prevented Mail from deleting messages in an offline Exchange account
Fixes an issue that prevented importing photos from an iPhone to a Mac using a USB cable
Improves iCloud Photo Sharing for Live Photos

For more detailed information about this update, please visit: http://support.apple.com/kb/HT205579
For detailed information about the security content of this update, please visit: http://support.apple.com/kb/HT201222

Security Content
For detailed information about the security content of this update, see Apple security updates.

See http://support.apple.com/kb/HT5044 article for details on how to verify the authenticity of this download.

Post Date: Dec 8, 2015

File Size: 1.4 GB

System Requirements
OS X El Capitan 10.11.1
Security Update 2015-008 Mavericks

Security Update 2015-008 is recommended for all users and improves the security of OS X.

For detailed information about the security content of this update, please visit: http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1222

See http://support.apple.com/kb/HT5044 article for details on how to verify the authenticity of this download.

Post Date: Dec 8, 2015

File Size: 288.3 MB

System Requirements
 OS X Mavericks 10.9
Security Update 2015-005 Yosemite

Security Update 2015-005 is recommended for all users and improves the security of OS X.
For more information on the security content of this update see: http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1222

See http://support.apple.com/kb/HT5044 article for details on how to verify the authenticity of this download.

Post Date: Dec 8, 2015

File Size: 369 MB

System Requirements
OS X Yosemite 10.10
IOS 9.2

Apple Music improvements
You can now create a new playlist when adding a song to a playlist
Your most recently changed playlist is now listed at the top when adding songs to playlists
Download albums or playlists from your iCloud Music Library by tapping the iCloud download button
See which songs have been downloaded with the new download indicator next to each song in My Music and Playlists
See works, composers, and performers while browsing Classical music in the Apple Music catalog
A new Top Stories section in News so you can stay up to date with the most important news of the day (available in the United States, United Kingdom, and Australia)
Mail Drop in Mail for sending large attachments
iBooks now supports 3D Touch to peek and pop pages from the table of contents, your notes and bookmarks, or from search results inside a book
iBooks now supports listening to an audiobook while you browse your library, read other books, or explore the iBooks Store
iPhone support for the USB Camera Adapter to import photos and videos
Improved stability of Safari
Improved stability of Podcasts
Fixing an issue that caused mail attachments to be inaccessible for some users with POP email accounts
Resolving an issue for some users that caused attachments to overlap text in mail
Fixing an issue where Live Photos could have turned off after restoring from a previous iCloud backup
Addressing an issue that could cause search in Contacts to display no results
Resolving an issue that could have prevented Calendar from displaying all seven days in week view
Fixing an issue where Camera screen on iPad could be black when attempting to capture video
Addressing an issue that could cause instability in the Activity app when viewing the day of Daylight Savings Time transition
Fixing an issue that could prevent data from appearing in Health
Fixing an issue that could prevent Wallet updates and Lock screen alerts from displaying
Addressing an issue where updating iOS could prevent an alarm from going off
Fixing an issue where some users were unable to login to Find my iPhone
Fixing an issue that prevented some manual iCloud Backups from completing
Addressing an issue where using the iPad keyboard could unintentionally trigger text selection mode
Improved keyboard responsiveness when using Quick Reply
Improved punctuation input on the 10-key Chinese (Pinyin & Stroke) keyboards with new expanded view of punctuation symbols and better predictions
Fixing an issue on Cyrillic keyboards where caps lock would be enabled when typing in URL or email fields
Accessibility improvements
Fixing issues with VoiceOver when using Camera face detection 
Adding support for VoiceOver to wake up the screen
Adding support for VoiceOver to invoke app switcher with 3D Touch gesture
Fixing an issue with Guided Access when trying to end phone calls
Improved functionality for Switch Control users when using 3D Touch
Fixing an issue with speech rate of Speak Screen
Siri support for Arabic (Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates) 

For information on the security content of this update, please visit this website:
https://support.apple.com/HT201222

Post Date: Dec 8, 2015

System Requirements
iPhone 4s or later
iPad 2 or later
iPad mini or later
iPod touch (5th gen)
Available via OTA and iTunes
Xcode 7.2
Dec 08 '15
Mac OS Developer Tools
  
What's New
Xcode 7.2 includes Swift 2.1.1 and SDKs for iOS 9.2, watchOS 2.1, tvOS 9.1, and OS X 10.11.2 El Capitan.
Remote 4.2.3
Dec 09 '15
iOS Universal Entertainment
  
What's New
Remote app adds support for the new Apple TV (4th generation) providing similar functionality as it did with Apple TV (3rd generation) for text input, navigation, and control.
iTunes 12.3.2

Mac
This update allows you to see works, composers, and performers while browsing Classical music in the Apple Music catalog. It also includes stability and performance improvements.

Windows
This update allows you to see works, composers, and performers while browsing Classical music in the Apple Music catalog. It also includes stability and performance improvements.

Post Date: Dec 10, 2015

System Requirements
OS X version 10.8.5 or later
400MB of available disk space
iTunes in the Cloud, iTunes Match, and iTunes Radio availability may vary by country
iTunes Extras require OS X version 10.10.3 or later
Windows 7 or later
64-bit editions of Windows 7 and Windows 8 require the iTunes 64-bit installer; for more information, visit www.itunes.com/download
400MB of available disk space
Screen reader support requires Window-Eyes 7.2 or later; for information about accessibility in iTunes, visit www.apple.com/accessibility 
iTunes is now a 64-bit application on 64-bit versions of Windows 8 and 7. Some third-party visualizers may no longer be compatible with this version of iTunes. Please contact the developer for an updated visualizer that is compatible with iTunes 12.1 or later
iTunes in the Cloud, iTunes Match, and iTunes Radio availability may vary by country
Apple Music requires OS X version 10.9.5 or later
Security Update 2015-006 Yosemite

Security Update 2015-006 is recommended for all users and improves the security of OS X.
For more information on the security content of this update see: http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1222

See http://support.apple.com/kb/HT5044 article for details on how to verify the authenticity of this download.

Post Date: Dec 11, 2015

File Size: 369 MB

System Requirements
 OS X Yosemite 10.10
Digital Camera RAW Compatibility Update 6.18

This update adds RAW image compatibility for the following cameras to OS X El Capitan:

       • Canon EOS M10
       • Canon PowerShot G5 X
       • Canon PowerShot G9 X
       • Leica SL (Typ 601)
       • Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mark II
       • Sony Alpha ILCE-7S II
       • Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX1R II

For more information on supported RAW formats, see https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT205272.

Post Date: Dec 14, 2015

File Size: 8 MB

System Requirements
OS X El Capitan 10.11
Safari 9.0.2 -- Apple has released Safari 9.0.2 for OS X 10.9.5 Mavericks and 10.10.5 Yosemite — it’s bundled into 10.11.2 El Capitan (see “OS X 10.11.2 Focuses on Improving Reliability and Security,” 8 December 2015). The update enables those using content blocking extensions to play Web-streamed video immediately without delays, and enables you to bypass content blockers when reloading a Web page by clicking and holding the reload button. Additionally, Safari 9.0.2 receives patches for multiple memory corruption issues related to WebKit, plus a fix for an input validation issue in content blocking that could allow a maliciously crafted Web site to reveal your browsing history (see this security content article at Apple’s Support Web site). Safari 9.0.2 is available only via Software Update. (Free, 85.4 MB, 10.9+)