Apple released iOS 10.3 this week, bringing several improvements and refinements to iPhone, iPad and iPod touch owners across the globe. Those running older versions of iOS may be wondering if now is a good time to update. Many of the changes to iOS are behind the scenes, with security taking center stage. iPhone owners should immediately update to iOS 10.3 to further optimize their devices.
Now that iOS 10.1 has been released, many iPhone owners are wondering if they should install the update. Of course, all updates are recommended by Apple. Usually this is because updates to iOS contain important security improvements. iOS 10.1 is no different, but these security fixes mostly happen in the background. What else is included in the latest and greatest version of iOS?
The second update to iOS 10 has arrived. iOS 10.0.3 is targeted exclusively at the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus. The release comes in advance of the highly anticipated iOS 10.1 update, which was just seeded in its fourth beta iteration to developers and public beta users. iOS 10.0.3 fixes a bug that has caused cellular connectivity problems for some users, initially discovered on the Verizon network.
iPhone owners scrambling to update to iOS 9.0.2 firmware before the signing window is closed by Apple may have had trouble finding the correct IPSW. These files are typically available from Apple's servers. Once a newer IPSW is available, links to the old version stop working.
While the correct IPSW file is still being signed by Apple, it must be downloaded from a third-party mirror. The release of iOS 9.1 renders the Pangu jailbreak tool for iOS 9.0.2 obsolete.
Some iPhone users looking to update to iOS 8.4 before the signing window closes have had trouble finding the correct IPSW. While these files are normally available directly from Apple, in some cases they must be downloaded from a mirror.