Apple has released the first Rapid Security Response update for iOS 16.4.1 and macOS

Apple today released its first Rapid Security Response update, upgrading the existing iOS 16.4.1 and macOS 13.3.1 releases to the new version.

This is the first time Apple has actually released a so-called RSR update that tests the release process as part of previous betas.

Rapid Security Response Updates 16.4.1 (a) and macOS 13.3.1 (a) are both designed to provide critical security updates to iOS 16.4.1 users and macOS 13.3.1 without the need to install the full iOS and macOS software. Although a device restart is still required, at least the download size is relatively small.

Users can download the update through the Settings app on iPhone and through the System Settings app on Mac, though those who want to disable the feature entirely can do so. The RSR update will be rolled into future traditional iOS and macOS updates, ensuring that people will eventually get the latest security fixes even if they don’t want to receive the RSR update directly.

If you don’t see RSR yet, it’s mentioned that Apple is gradually rolling out updates over the next 48 hours. However, some people can see the update and download it but are then told they can’t install it. Hopefully these teething issues can be resolved before future RSR updates are made available to the public.

If you still cannot download the RSR update, because the update is not offered or the installation fails, try again later.

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