macOS 10.14.6, iOS 12.4, watchOS 5.3, tvOS 12.4, HomePod OS 12.4 released

Today Apple released what is very likely to be the final release of the current generation of software before they turn their attention to macOS Catalina and iOS 13 this fall. If you’ve been holding off on upgrading now is a great time to do it. The software has reached full maturity since it came out nearly a year ago.

While most of the details of this update focus on bug fixes and optimization, there are a handful of new features including the ability to migrate your data direct to a new device over WiFi without the need for iTunes or iCloud. As well as the ability to access Apple News+ content offline.

Missing from the release notes is any mention of Apple Card, which was expected to be released with iOS 12.4. This could be added with a later release or it could be enabled through a back-end update on their server.

To update

  • macOS: Click the Apple menu > System Preferences > Software Update (third row)
  • iOS (iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch): Tap Settings > General > Software Update.
  • watchOS: First update your iPhone, then on your iPhone tap the Watch app > General > Software Update.
  • tvOS: Navigate to Settings > System > Software Update.
  • HomePod OS: HomePod will eventually update itself automatically. But if you want to push it along read this article.