Last week, Apple released iOS 16.1.2 to improve compatibility with wireless carriers and provide Crash Detection optimizations for the iPhone 14 lineup. (Perhaps it no longer goes off in amusement parks; see “Roller Coasters Can Trigger Crash Detection in the iPhone 14 and Apple Watch,” 10 October 2022.) The update also contains security fixes that Apple promises to document soon, in case you’re looking for some light reading.
Should you upgrade? I can’t see any reason to delay, especially if you’re planning to be in a car anytime soon.
No other Apple operating systems were updated, though I wonder if the next update to watchOS 9 will include the Crash Detection optimizations.
(In the original version of this article, I asked if readers found coverage like this valuable, even when Apple notifies all users and when I don’t know anything more about the update than Apple publishes in the release notes. The poll results and subsequent comments strongly favored continuing, so I’ll keep calm and carry on.)