Apple issues Mobile Security warning to old iPhone and old iPad users


Apple Inc has issued a mobile security warning to owners of old iPhones and Old iPads saying their devices will be prone to vulnerabilities such as failing to connect to the internet and can easily be intercepted by hackers after this weekend.

Technically speaking, the iPhone giant has issued a warning that all its old iPhone devices are prone to GPS Clock reset in April next year, after which the devices will lose track of time. And this is reported to happen every 19.5 years.

So, iPhone and iPad users are being requested to update their software by November 3rd, 2019 i.e by Sunday this week, so that they can operate their devices without any issues after April next year.

Thus, all users of the iPhone 5, 4, 4S, iPad 2, Retina Display and 4th Generation iPads are being requested to update their software by 12 am of the said date.

And FYI for those who are not showing interest in updating their software, there is a high probability that your safari browser, email, app store, iCloud, and Maps will go offline after the said deadline.

As the Bugfix is automatically applied to Apple Software versions such as iOS 10.3.4 and 9.3. and later, those devices which are running on the said the preceding iOS versions need not worry.

BTW, all old iPhone 5s users have/will already/will receive a pop up stating to update their software with the latest security fix. Others, that is those operating their phones on older versions should get the update done on a manual note.

Naveen Goud is a writer at Cybersecurity Insiders covering topics such as Mergers & Acquisitions, Startups, Cyber Attacks, Cloud Security and Mobile Security

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