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Apr 12, 2001

Apple today released iOS 11.2.2, the ninth official update to the iOS 11 operating system. iOS 11.2.2 comes almost one month after the release of iOS 11.2.1, another minor update, and a month after iOS 11.2, which brought brought Apple Pay Cash, faster 7.5W wireless charging, and a long list of bug fixes.

The iOS 11.2.2 update can be downloaded for free on all eligible devices over-the-air in the Settings app. To access the update, go to Settings --> General --> Software Update.


The iOS 11.2.2 includes further fixes for the "Meltdown" and "Spectre" vulnerabilities that came to light last week. Meltdown and Spectre are serious hardware-based vulnerabilities that take advantage of the speculative execution mechanism of a CPU, allowing hackers to gain access to sensitive information.

While Meltdown was addressed in the iOS 11.2 update, Apple said it would introduce a mitigation for Spectre early this week. There is no hardware fix for Spectre, so Apple is addressing the vulnerability using Safari-based software workarounds. From Apple's security support document:
Available for: iPhone 5s and later, iPad Air and later, and iPod touch 6th generation
Description: iOS 11.2.2 includes security improvements to Safari and WebKit to mitigate the effects of Spectre (CVE-2017-5753 and CVE-2017-5715).
For more on iOS 11 and its updates, make sure to check out our iOS 11 roundup.

Article Link: Apple Releases iOS 11.2.2 With Security Fixes to Address Spectre Vulnerability


macrumors 601
Dec 5, 2011
Anyone think it includes any bug fixes or improvements too? Or is it just 11.2.1 + security patch?
Well most likely there will be other under the hood fixes/changes. The builds are 15C153 to 15C202. Not that means anything specifically, but most likely there were other changes other than just the Safari patch for Spectre would be my guess.


macrumors 601
Dec 5, 2011
Wonder if this also addresses the Month 13 issue. Anyone on mac maybe test this and see?


macrumors G5
Aug 10, 2007
I'm a rolling stone.


macrumors 601
Aug 14, 2010
Brooklyn, NY
Geekbench went up after the update
(iPhone 8 Plus)
10070 - 11.2.1
10505 - 11.2.2

If that counts for anything
Try it a couple more times to see if the results are similar.

On another note, I just got an X and will be opening the box shortly. I just read online that some iPhone X owners are experiencing overheating when running certain apps/multiple apps. Anyone experiencing issues like that or something else?
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macrumors 6502a
Oct 21, 2015
What about devices left behind on iOS 10 like the iPhone 5 and 5C? Are they going to remain insecure?
I hope for owners of older devices there is a software update similar to 6.1.6 ( being that it was released after iOS 7) that fixes KRACK and these other vulnerabilities.

I really believe Apple should be providing security patches to all their devices for a min of 5 years after they stop selling those devices.

( iPad mini for example discontinued June 2015 ( though available in retail outlets much longer ) supported until September 2016)
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