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Apple today released iOS 15.3.1 and iPadOS 15.3.1, two minor updates to the iOS and iPadOS operating systems released in September 2021. iOS and iPadOS 15.3.1 come two weeks after the release of iOS and iPadOS 15.3.

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The iOS 15.3.1 and iPadOS 15.3.1 updates can be downloaded for free and the software is available on all eligible devices over-the-air in the Settings app. To access the new software, go to Settings > General > Software Update.

According to Apple's release notes, iOS 15.3.1 and iPadOS 15.3.1 fix an issue that could cause Braille displays to stop responding. The updates also provide important security fixes for the iPhone and the iPad. Apple's accompanying security support document explains that software addresses a WebKit bug that could allow maliciously crafted web content to lead to arbitrary code execution.

Apple says that it is aware of a report that the vulnerability may have been actively exploited, so it is important for iPhone and iPad users to update to the new iOS 15.3.1 and iPadOS 15.3.1 as soon as possible.

Article Link: Apple Releases iOS 15.3.1 and iPadOS 15.3.1 With Security Updates and Bug Fixes
 
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BF1M

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Wait... you seriously want Apple to hold off making security updates? Because part of this update included security fixes.


I’m saying their constant updates bring the need for constant security fixes. Even the most die hard Apple fanboy knows they launch crap half baked. It’s a vicious circle. I want to see major iOS releases every two years, I’d be ok with every 3 years. It would help drive iPhone sales as well.
 
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now i see it

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“maliciously crafted web content that could lead to arbitrary code execution” is Apple’s greatest friend.
Hackers ensure we’ve got to continuously update the OS forever and ever and ever which fits right in line with Apple’s business plan.

On a more sinister note, I wonder if they’ve got a top secret black hat coding group that intentionally compromises their own Safari- then conveniently creates a “patch” for the “bug”. In an “update “.
 
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I’m saying their constant updates bring the need for constant security fixes. Even the most dire hard Apple fanboy knows they launch crap half baked. It’s a vicious circle. I want to see major iOS releases every two years, I’d be ok with every 3 years. It would help drive iPhone sales as well.
Software is incredibly complex. Even if they took 5 years between updates I’d wager there would still be security vulnerabilities discovered.

For example, DDR3 RAM launched in 2007, about 4 years after DDR2. In 2014 the row hammer vulnerability was discovered in DDR3. It took about 7 years to find the flaw, and the row hammer flaw still affects some DDR4 modules despite now taking it into consideration. That being said, it’s safe to say no amount of years between updates will guarantee the lack of security vulnerabilities.
 

BF1M

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Software is incredibly complex. Even if they took 5 years between updates I’d wager there would still be security vulnerabilities discovered.

For example, DDR3 RAM launched in 2007, about 4 years after DDR2. In 2014 the row hammer vulnerability was discovered in DDR3. It took about 7 years to find the flaw, and the row hammer flaw still affects some DDR4 modules despite now taking it into consideration. That being said, it’s safe to say no amount of years between updates will guarantee the lack of security vulnerabilities.


Wait…you are saying software is complicated? Tell me more! ?
 

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I’m saying their constant updates bring the need for constant security fixes. Even the most dire hard Apple fanboy knows they launch crap half baked. It’s a vicious circle.
Bug fixes related to "half baked" software releases typically aren't security updates. We'd likely still need the same number of security fixes.

I'd like to see more stable software releases - I agree with that part of your sentiment.
 

BF1M

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Bug fixes related to "half baked" software releases typically aren't security updates. We'd likely still need the same number of security fixes.

I'd like to see more stable software releases - I agree with that part of your sentiment.

….sorry that makes no sense. It’s pure conjecture and assumes they put more time into the security aspects of their software then the rest…which given the constant security updates clearly isn’t true. Of course they will never get rid of them all and some will just pop up, that’s just life.
 

DotCom2

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Why am I getting this error on iPad and iPhone?
Anyone else?
"The iPad software update server could not be contacted."

EDIT:
FYI
This is while trying to update on my iMac.
Trying wirelessly worked.
 

BF1M

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We should be applauding Apple for providing a timely security fix before it can be exploited.

Yea, and not expecting them to not rush out software riddled with bugs in the first place…
 
Thanks for the update, Apple. Now give us 15.4 please. I'm ready to use FaceID with my mask on.
We may have to wait until Spring event, 2022. That's when Apple will probably plan on releasing it. I think it's less than a month away too. Woo hoo!
 

hasanahmad

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I’m saying their constant updates bring the need for constant security fixes. Even the most dire hard Apple fanboy knows they launch crap half baked. It’s a vicious circle. I want to see major iOS releases every two years, I’d be ok with every 3 years. It would help drive iPhone sales as well.
this is why you are posting on macrumors forums and they are working in silicon valley
 
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