Apple has just released software updates for iOS and macOS with bug fixes and security updates. There are no new features introduced in any of the beta updates coming up for the operating systems. The company centralized on fixing previous bugs first and then move on with a new feature set.

Fixing some major bugs including a graphical error in photos, a scrolling bug present in Messages, and an audio bug present specifically in iPad Pro, Apple introduced iOS 12.1.3. Other than that, this new update also addressed some CarPlay disconnection problems reported by the owners of the three new iPhones released recently in 2018. In addition, the update also fixed two minor bugs found in Apple HomePod smart speaker.

Apple’s release notes for iOS 12.1.3

Apple Rolls Out Software Updates: iOS 12.1.3, macOS 10.14.3, watchOS 5.1.3, and tvOS 12.1.2

iOS 12.1.3 includes bug fixes for your iPhone or iPad. This update:

  • Fixes an issue in Messages that could impact scrolling through photos in the Details view
  • Addresses an issue where photos could have striped artifacts after being sent from the Share Sheet
  • Fixes an issue that may cause audio distortion when using external audio input devices on iPad Pro (2018)
  • Resolves an issue that could cause certain CarPlay systems to disconnect from iPhone XR, iPhone XS, and iPhone XS Max

This release also includes bug fixes for HomePod. This update:


  • Fixes an issue that could cause HomePod to restart
  • Addresses an issue that could cause Siri to stop listening

And here’s the short description Apple gave about macOS 10.14.3 update:

  • This update improves the security, stability, and compatibility of your Mac and includes the following enterprise content: when making a file-sharing connection that uses a valid Kerberos TGT to authenticate, users, are no longer prompted to enter credentials.

Specifying security changes in detail as always, Apple has provided two different landing pages for iOS 12.1.3 and macOS 10.14.3 software updates.

Previous and Other Updates

Notably, the last iOS update from Apple—12.1.2— was also a bug fixer. Being in conflicts with Qualcomm over patent disputes, the update came to make subtle changes to assure there is no Qualcomm thing involved anymore in iOS-based devices.

The last macOS update—10.14.2— was a significant one released to add real-time text support for Wi-Fi calls, make small UI change to Safari with respect to Apple News App, and fix an AirPlay bug reported by many users.

Furthermore, the iPhone maker has also released the new software updates watchOS 5.1.3 and tvOS 12.1.2. Like the other two updates, these are also brought for minor bug fixes.