iOS 12.5.5 Update Released For Legacy Apple Devices

A macOS Catalina update is available too

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In an effort to fix bugs that malware such as Pegasus Spyware manipulated, Apple has today released iOS 12.5.5 alongside updating macOS Catalina. In an effort to strengthen their various operating systems, Apple has been (kind of) quick to act on security vulnerabilities on all of their current and more recent legacy devices.

iOS 12.5.5 – Why Now?

As described by Apple on the security patch release notes, CoreGraphics, WebKit and XNU have been updated to stop malicious .PDF files from exploiting holes in Apple’s various operating systems.

iOS 12.5.5 – Compatible Devices

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The following devices will be able to access iOS 12.5.5 update by going to Settings > General > Software Update. The update has been pushed to all of the following handsets:

  • iPhone5s
  • iPhone 6
  • iPhone 6 Plus
  • iPad Air
  • iPad Mini 2
  • iPad Mini 3
  • iPod Touch (6th Generation)

iOS 12.5.5 Devices – Where Can I Buy?

If you fancy having an Apple device that doesn’t break the bank and is still supported with security updates, here’s where you can find them:

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