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This is the first set of updates since July 20 for iOS and iPadOS. Recent updates haven’t contained any significant changes since iOS 16 and the other operating systems are currently going through beta testing and likely take priority.
Release notes don’t provide any insight into the updates beyond the usual canned “bug fixes and improvements.” Smaller updates tend to address security patches and bug fixes that often go unnoticed by users.
The build number for iOS 15.6.1 and iPadOS 15.6.1 is 19G82 up from 19G71.
Apple announced iOS 16 and iPadOS 16 during WWDC with a range of new features including new customization options and multitasking features. Apple is expected to release the iOS 16 update in September with iPadOS 16 launching later in the fall.
The new updates will install overnight for users who haven’t disabled automatic updates. Anyone who wants to get the update right away can open the Settings app, tap “General,” then select “Software Update” to begin the update process.