Apple has stopped signing iOS 9.2.1, following the release of iOS 9.3 and 9.3.1 versions. This means that those devices that have upgraded to iOS 9.3.1, will not be able to run the older version anymore. The Cupertino software giant feels that the previous software has become obsolete and should make way for the newer versions.
The iOS 9.3 was released two weeks before but it soon reported bug issues. To fix it, the tech company launched another version, iOS 9.3.1, last week. Forbes, however, reports that the fix, in turn, caused a majority security hole.
In its confessions to the Washington Times, Apple confirmed that the iOS 9.3.1 contained a bug that allowed anybody to access another person’s photos and contacts on the iPhone without having to offer any security codes like fingerprint and PIN. There was a recent report on issues with Siri and related bug fixes.
Last month, the company launched the iOS 9.3, which was greeted well, but it soon erupted major issues in iPhones when the software was upgraded. It caused devices to freeze suddenly, causing the phone’s operations come to a halt. To ensure an immediate solution, the company stopped rolling out the software on older devices, and came up with a patch, instead, to fix the problem.
In recent times, several iPhone 6s and 6s Plus users complained about the obscure security exploit that encouraged malicious hackers to use their phone by breaching security codes without any difficulty, as was reported by Chinatopix.
9to5Mac reports other odd situations where bugs in iOS 9.3.1 caused crashing when users would click on the apps like Safari. Despite claims made by Sprint that the issue has been resolved, many Sprint users were unable to connect to LTE networks.
Apple made sincere efforts to quickly resolve the matter, but has stopped signing older iOS releases. The move is solely to prevent users from downgrading the older OS, so that their devices do not becomes vulnerable to bug attack.
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