Barely a week after dropping the major iOS 17, iPadOS 17, and watchOS 10 releases, Apple has unexpectedly pushed out updates to patch some concerning security flaws. iOS 17.0.1, iPadOS 17.0.1, and watchOS 10.0.1 are now available for download.
These types of quick sub-point updates usually signify urgent bugs or vulnerabilities that Apple wanted to address rapidly. The release notes state these updates provide "important security updates and are recommended for all users."
As today's updates appear to have been released to address a small set of specific issues, our expectation is that they do not contain any accessibility changes for blind and low vision users; however, if you notice any changes, improvements or regressions in your own use of the software, please post a comment below with your findings.
iOS 17.0.1 and iPadOS 17.0.1 are available via Over-the-Air Update (Settings > General > Software Update) via Finder on a Mac with macOS Catalina or later, or via iTunes on a PC or Mac with macOS Mojave or earlier.
watchOS 10.0.1 is available via Over-the-Air Update (Settings > General > Software Update) or by going to the Watch app on your iPhone and navigating to General> Software Update. To install the update, your Watch must be connected to its charger and have at least 50% battery power.