Here's What macOS Catalina 10.15.1 Offers

From a new set of emojis to support for AirPods Pro, this first major update since the launch of macOS Catalina has some surprises for users.

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What happened — Apple launched its macOS Catalina 10.15.1 update on Tuesday. This update is the first major one since the company officially released macOS Catalina in early October. The update covers an assortment of improvements, including the introduction of 70 new emojis, support for the AirPods Pro, enhanced support for the HomeKit Secure Video, increased audio privacy settings for Siri, and more.

Here's a list of what you can expect:

  • 70 new emojis, including a gender-neutral emoji, increased options for skin tones, accessibility-based emoji, and more
  • Support for AirPods Pro
  • For HomeKit users, the update allows people to change settings on their HomeKit accessories connected online
  • Support for smart users with AirPlay 2-enabled speakers
  • Audio privacy settings increased for Siri and Dictation
  • Feature allowing users to delete history with Siri and Dictation
  • Various bug fixes and improvements, including viewing file names in Photos, two-finger swipe for Apple News navigation, visibility of titles in the Downloads folder for the Apple TV