How to keep your Apple device safe from security problems.
Some iPhone users joke that the latest update "slows down devices" and is just a way for Apple to make more money.
Some iPhone users are making fun of Apple. For example, some joke that the latest update "slows down devices" and is a way to get people to buy the new model that is coming out soon.
Apple recently sent out an urgent security warning saying that hackers could take full control of an iPhone because of a flaw. The latest iOS update was told to be installed on iPhones.
But some users went online and asked if the patch would make the phones run slower.
Someone wrote, "Is this the software update that will slow down our operating system?"
"Yes, it's time to push that stupid update and slow everyone down. "Now that the new iPhone is coming out, the yearly refresh cycle is coming up," someone else wrote, according to the Daily Mail.
"Apple kills me. There's a serious security problem with all iPhones, at least until the new iPhone 14 comes out next month," wrote another user.
But expert Tom Davison said that the patch would have almost no effect on battery life and that the effects of "minor security" updates should "generally be non-existent or negligible."
Apple wants iPhone, iPad, and Mac users to update their iOS, iPadOS, macOS, and Safari software.
Apple gave users a very serious warning on Friday and put out a fix for the problem on Thursday night. The update for iOS 15.6.1, iPadOS 15.6.1, and macOS Monterey 12.5.1 was called "Fix for iOS, iPad, and Mac."
Apple said that hackers had "actively exploited" the security flaw, but they didn't say how bad the problem was.
Fox Business has put together a list of everything you need to know.
What is wrong with Apple products?
Apple says that the first problem could let an application run arbitrary code with "kernel privileges," which is a specific right to do something.
The second issue could cause WebKit, a layout engine that helps web browsers display web pages, to process "maliciously crafted web content," which could lead to arbitrary code execution.
The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency says that because of these problems, an attacker might be able to take full control of the devices.
What Apple products need to be updated?
The updates are available for the iPhone 6s and later, all iPad Pro models, the iPad Air 2 and later, the iPad 5th generation and later, the iPad Mini 4 and later, and the iPod Touch (7th generation).
Macs that run OS Monterey, macOS Big Sur, and macOS Catalina can also get updates.
iOS 15.6.1 and iPadOS 15.6.1 are the newest versions of software. MacOS Monterey 12.5.1 and Safari 15.6.1 are the newest versions of MacOS.
How to get the most recent version of software
Users of Apple products can update their iPhones and iPads by going to Settings > General > Software Update and System Preferences > Software Update on their Macs.