Apple has just released a new software update for the HomePod and Apple TV to version 16.3.1. A new version that in principle does not provide any significant news, but rather corrects some errors that have been detected since version 16.3 was released.
But do not search with your iPhone for a new iOS 16.3.1. At the moment, today it has only been the turn of the HomePod and Apple TV. So we will have to wait a few days for Cupertino to have a new update for iOS and iPadOS ready.
On Friday of last week, Apple began shipping the first orders for the new HomePod. And something had to do with the fact that it didn’t work quite right, when it quickly released a new version of the HomePods software and also Apple TV today.
A new update, the 16.3.1, which a priori does not provide anything new at the user level. It just fixes some bugs (and they shouldn’t be small ones) that Apple has found. So don’t hesitate to update your HomePod or Apple TV as soon as you can.
But there’s the thing. Don’t pick up your iPhone or iPad and start looking for a new version 16.3.1 of iOS either iPadOS. Although normally when Apple releases new updates it usually releases them at the same time for all its devices, today it has only touched the HomePod and Apple TV.
Surely this rush is due to the fact that the first orders for the new HomePod are already arriving in homes around the world, and this update should correct a problem found in the 16.3 software, both in the HomePod version and in the the Apple TVs.
So we will have to wait a few days for Apple Park to have the rest of the software ready in version 16.3.1 for the remaining devices, and we can update them.