Apple ceases iOS 10.3.3 and iOS 11 code signing following iOS 11.0.2 update

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Apple on Wednesday stopped signing code for iOS 10.3.3 and the first version of iOS 11, preventing users from installing potentially vulnerable legacy operating systems in favor of the latest iOS 11.0.2 update.
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Apple ceases code signing for iOS 10.3.2 after iOS 10.3.3 release

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Following the release of iOS 10.3.3 last month, Apple on Wednesday stopped signing code for iOS 10.3.2, effectively blocking users from downloading and installing older, potentially unsecure operating system.
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Apple’s iOS 10.3.3 update protects against ‘Broadpwn’ Wi-Fi exploit

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The iOS 10.3.3 update Apple released on Wednesday reportedly closes a critical Wi-fi vulnerability, known as Broadpwn, that was patched for Android devices earlier this month.
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Apple Officially Releases iOS 10.3.3 with Major Security Fixes

Apple on Wednesday officially released iOS 10.3.3 to the general public, concluding a testing period that lasted about nine weeks and consisted of six betas. The last update to iOS 10.3 was released on May 15, and that update similarly squashed as many as 23 bugs and other issues.

Among the more important changes is a fix for a major vulnerability that would have allowed attackers to execute code via an iOS device’s Wi-Fi chip. Other than that, iOS 10.3.3 doesn’t appear to contain any new features or outward-facing changes. Instead, it’s an incremental update focused on under-the-hood improvements, security enhancements and bug fixes.

The new update comes amidst a winding down of work on iOS 10 as Apple shifts its focus to the next-generation iOS 11, which is due for a rollout this fall. In fact, iOS 10.3.3 is likely to be one of the last updates to iOS 10, if not the last. Notably, iOS 10 is the last update that 32-bit iPhones and iPads will be able to download as iOS 11 will do away with support for

Notably, iOS 10 is the last update that 32-bit iPhones and iPads will be able to download as iOS 11 will do away with support for 32-bit architecture. With devices such as the iPhone 5 and iPhone 5c about to be left behind, it stands to reason that Apple tried to polish iOS 10’s last update as much as it possibly could.

iOS 10.3.3 is currently available for the iPhone 5 and later, iPad 4th generation and later, and iPod touch 6th generation as an over-the-air update found under Settings > General > Software Update.

Alternatively, it’s available to download and install on an iOS device via iTunes on a Mac or PC.

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