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July 11, 2023 at 8:59 am #7570Robin CKeymaster
Apple released iOS 16.5.1 (a) update with an Important Security Fix for iPhones and iPads. After a couple of hours, they pulled back the update. The same for macOS 13.4.1 update pulled due to a problem.
If you have received a Rapid Security Response Update notification in the Settings app but on the Software Update page, it will show iOS 16.5.1 is the last update available.
Apple started to roll out Important and High Critical Security fixes through Rapid Security response (RSR) updates since iOS 16 release.
Why is the iOS Software Update Not Available?
When a security researcher or Apple identifies any actively exploited security problems, they fix and release Rapid Security Response updates instead of making users wait till the next full version of the update to come out with other Bug Fixes or New Features.
This will help iPhone, iPad, and Mac users stay updated with the latest Security Patches.
iOS 16.5.1 (a) Update Pulled by Apple
After releasing iOS 16.5.1 (a) Rapid Security Response update, several users reported websites are throwing security warning messages while using Safari browser.
Apple understood something had gone wrong and immediately pulled back the iOS 16.5.1 (a) update.
Will there be any update today or tomorrow?
It is highly possible to see another update like iOS 16.5.1 (b) or iOS 16.5.2 very soon, like in 2 or 3 days which will bring the high critical security risk that Apple fixed in iOS 16.5.1 (a). In the release notes, apple mentioned fixing the WebKit security exploit reported by an anonymous researcher.
So we will be seeing an update from Apple shortly.
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