Just yesterday Apple launched iOS and iPadOS 16.3, one of the great updates to the latest operating system. These new versions integrate the operation of the new HomePod as well as the extension of advanced security protection to more countries. However, just yesterday Apple has also launched Old software updates from devices not compatible with iOS 16 in order to guarantee the security of these devices. These new updates include iOS 12.5.7, iOS 15.7.3, macOS Big Sur 11.7.3, and macOS Monterey 12.6.3.
Apple shields and protects the operating systems of old devices
Having an up-to-date operating system is very important for a host of reasons. One of the main ones is security. The updates usually include security patches to correct vulnerabilities known in operating systems. In fact, there are large teams of engineers dedicated to finding vulnerabilities in each of the released versions. In addition, updates may also include performance improvements and new features that improve the user experience. Without updates, the operating system can become outdated.
All the news of iOS 16.3
Apple has decided launch updates of old software installed on old devices, Among them are the following operating systems:
- iOS 12.5.7: iPhone 5s, iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPad Air, iPad mini 2, iPad mini 3, and iPod touch (6th generation). The resolved vulnerabilities can be consulted at the following link.
- macOS Monterey 12.6.3: The resolved vulnerabilities can be consulted at the following link.
- macOS Big Sur 11.7.3: The resolved vulnerabilities can be consulted at the following link.
- iOS 15.7.3 and iPadOS 15.7.3: iPhone 6s, iPhone 7, iPhone SE (1st generation), iPad Air 2, iPad mini (4th generation), and iPod touch (7th generation). The resolved vulnerabilities can be consulted at the following link.
The vast majority of exploits resolved revolve around the following systems within iOS, iPadOS, and macOSAppleMobileFileIntegrity, curl, dcerpc, DiskArbitration, DriverKit, Intel Graphics Driver, PackageKit, Kernel, Mail Exchange, Maps, Screen Time, Weather, WebKit, and Windows Installer.
If you have any of the old devices that can upgrade to these new versions make sure to install them to protect the security of your devices. If you have Automatic Updates activated, they will be installed in the next few days. Otherwise, try to access Settings> General> Updates to complete the installation.