Apple Updates Boot Camp With WiFi Improvements and Bug Fixes

Apple today released a new version of Boot Camp, the software that allows Windows to be run on Intel-based Macs. Boot Camp 6.1.16 is a bug fix update that addresses minor issues, and it is replacing the prior 6.1.12 update that fixed stability issues with Bluetooth and WiFi drivers.

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According to the release notes for the update, the software introduces WiFi WPA3 support and it fixes a Bluetooth driver issue that sometimes occurred when resuming from Sleep or Hibernation.

Apple back in March introduced a Boot Camp 6.1.17 update that is available to Intel Mac owners who run a Studio Display.

Boot Camp users can navigate to the Start menu in Windows and open the Apple Software Update app to install the new Boot Camp drivers.

Boot Camp is a feature that is only available on older Intel-based Macs. It is not compatible with Apple silicon Macs, and these machines are not able to run Windows except with virtualization software.

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Top Rated Comments

CWallace Avatar
24 months ago

Are Apple/Microsoft ever going to release something that lets ARM Windows run on ARM Macs?
As I understand it, at the moment Qualcomm has an exclusive agreement with Microsoft that effectively prevents Apple from creating a Boot Camp environment for Apple Silicon Macs.

This agreement does not apply to virtualized environments, which is why many of us are running Windows 11 as a VM under macOS on ASi Macs.
Score: 19 Votes (Like | Disagree)
IamTimCook Avatar
24 months ago

Putting off the new round of betas for THIS? ?
There's not just one guy working at Apple, lol. Like, one day he cleans the bathrooms, one days he works on the AC units, one day he codes...

So many teams doing so many things. There's literally a full-time development team just working on the ARM version of Blender, an open source 3D program that Apple doesn't even own.
Score: 17 Votes (Like | Disagree)
mozumder Avatar
24 months ago
Are Apple/Microsoft ever going to release something that lets ARM Windows run on ARM Macs?
Score: 14 Votes (Like | Disagree)
grouch Avatar
24 months ago
Impressive that this is still being supported though...
Score: 11 Votes (Like | Disagree)
iMacDragon Avatar
24 months ago

Impressive that this is still being supported though...
Though they could support it a step more and enable the TPM suppot for w11 on the capable laptops..
Score: 10 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Villarrealadrian Avatar
24 months ago
I miss Bootacamp in my macbook pro… =(
Score: 9 Votes (Like | Disagree)