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Apple Security Updates In 2018 That You Must Know About

Which updates of apple iOS is useful for your iPhone

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Apple is known for its inevitable security systems that assure the 100 percent security of its devices. The most valuable company on the planet offers a hard-to-break-gateway to its devices. However, recently the company has struggled with its latest OS updates and encounters a lot of bugs.

Whether it is recent Telugu language character bug or an engineered link that crashes the iPhone, Apple actively pushes security updates with patches for all vulnerabilities. But, Apple’s revelation about the performance throttling using the iOS update made us keep an eye on every security update that company releases.

We brought the details about every security update that Apple released in 2018.

1. Security Update on 19th Feb

On Monday, Apple shared four security updates for each of its platform including iPhone, Mac devices, Apple and Apple watch. Apple released iOS 11.2.6, tvOS 11.2.6, watchOS 4.2.3, macOS High Sierra 10.13.3. These are the latest security updates from Apple until the time of writing. With this release, the company took care of the battery draining issue caused by iOS 11.2.25 in the iPhones.

2. Security Update on January 23

The second last security update release comes with following Apple updates

iTunes 12.7.3 for windows - The new iTunes update for Windows devices running Windows 7 and above. The update gave new features to the iTunes app including easy song shuffling and accessing all the favorite music with a single touch.

iCloud for Windows 7.3 - The update fixed some bugs in the iCloud app of Windows 7 and above.

Safari 11.0.3 - OS X El Capitan 10.11.6, macOS Sierra 10.12.6, and macOS High Sierra 10.13.3

watchOS 4.2.2 -  Update for all the Apple Watches and was pushed to fix some minor bugs.

iOS 11.2.5 - Update released for iPhone 5s and later, iPad Air and later, and iPod touch 6th generation. The update comes right after Apple shared the performance throttling apology letter with the users.

macOS High Sierra 10.13.3, Security Update 2018-001 Sierra, and Security Update 2018-001 El Capitan

tvOS 11.2.5 - The update with some patches for Apple TV 4K and Apple TV fourth generation.

3. Security Update on January 8

macOS High Sierra 10.13.2 supplemental update-

Safari 11.0.2 - OS X El Capitan 10.11.6 and macOS Sierra 10.12.6

iOS 11.2.2 -  Update for iPhone 5s and later, iPad Air and later, and iPod touch 6th generation. The update surprisingly caused a low-performance issue in some devices and exact opposite effects on other iPhones. The iOS 11.2.2 also fixed the issue with weather widget on the iPhone.

With this series of the updates, Apple has also pushed the patches for Meltdown and Spectre vulnerabilities.

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