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iPadOS 13.2 Update Available


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The latest version of iPadOS and iOS are now available from Apple. To update your device, follow these directions. Don’t forget to make a backup first either with iCloud or via a computer. The update includes the latest security updates as well.

To learn more about iOS 13, click here.

According to Apple, the latest update for iPadOS is as follows:

iPadOS, the powerful operating system with a new name to recognize the distinctive experience of iPad. iPadOS builds on the same foundation as iOS, adding powerful new capabilities and intuitive features specific to the large display and versatility of iPad. This update features new ways to work with multiple apps, presents more information at a glance on a redesigned Home screen, makes using Apple Pencil feel even more responsive along with a new way to instantly mark up anything, provides a dramatic new Dark Mode, allows a simple way to sign in to websites that protects your privacy, and gives new tools to edit and view your photos. iPadOS is faster and more responsive with optimizations across the system.

Home Screen

  • Today Widgets on the Home screen for at-a-glance information
  • A new layout to put even more apps on each page

Multitasking

  • Slide Over with support for multiple apps to access your favorite apps from anywhere in iPadOS and quickly switch between them
  • Multiple windows from a single app in Split View to work with two documents, notes, or emails, side-by-side
  • Enhanced Spaces to open the same app across multiple spaces
  • App Exposé to quickly see all of the open windows for an app

Apple Pencil

  • Lower latency with Apple Pencil, making it feel more responsive than ever
  • Redesigned tool palette, with a fresh new look, new tools, and the ability to drag to any side of the screen
  • A new gesture to mark up anything with a swipe from the bottom right or left corner of the screen with Apple Pencil
  • A new full page option to mark up entire web pages, Mail messages, iWork documents, and Maps

Text Editing

  • Scrollbar scrubbing to directly drag the scrollbar for quickly navigating long documents, web pages, and email conversations
  • Faster and more precise cursor navigation—just pick it up and move it to where you want
  • Text selection improvements for easier selection by just tapping and swiping on the text
  • New gestures for cut, copy, paste—pinch in once with three fingers to copy, twice to cut, and pinch out with three fingers to paste
  • Undo across iPadOS by just double tapping with three fingers

QuickType

  • New floating keyboard leaving more room for your content—drag it anywhere you like
  • QuickPath on the floating keyboard lets you slide to type for easy one-handed typing

Fonts

  • Custom fonts are available from the App Store for use in your favorite apps
  • Font management in Settings

Files

  • External drives supported in Files to access and manage files on a USB drive, SD card, or hard drive
  • SMB support to connect to a server at work or a home PC
  • Local storage for creating folders on the local drive and adding your favorite files
  • Column to drill down into nested folders
  • Preview pane with high resolution file previews, rich metadata, and Quick Actions
  • Zip and Unzip support for creating and expanding Zip files
  • New keyboard shortcuts to manage your files even faster with an external keyboard

Safari

  • Desktop-class browsing in Safari with websites automatically optimized for the large Multi-Touch display iPad display
  • Web platforms like Squarespace, WordPress, and Google Docs now supported
  • Download manager to access downloads quickly and check the status of a file you’re downloading
  • Over 30 new keyboard shortcuts to navigate the web even faster with an external keyboard
  • Updated start page with favorites, frequently visited, most recently visited websites, and Siri suggestions
  • View options in the Smart Search field for quick access to text size controls, Reader view, and per‑site settings
  • Per‑site settings to choose Reader view, and enable content blockers, camera, microphone, and location access for individual websites
  • Option to resize when uploading photos

Dark Mode

  • A beautiful new dark color scheme that delivers a great viewing experience especially in low-light environments
  • Can be scheduled to turn on automatically at sunset, at a certain time, or turned on from Control Center
  • Four new system wallpapers that automatically switch appearances with Light and Dark Mode

Photos

  • An all-new Photos tab with a curated view of your library making it easy to find, relive, and share your photos and videos
  • Powerful new photo editing tools that make it easier to edit, adjust, and review photos at a glance
  • Video editing with over 30 new tools, including Rotate, Crop, and Enhance

Sign in with Apple

  • A private way to sign in to participating apps and websites with the Apple ID you already have
  • Simple account setup with only your name and email address
  • Hide My Email to share a unique email address that is automatically forwarded to you
  • Built-in two-factor authentication to protect your account
  • No tracking or profiling by Apple as you use your favorite apps

App Store with Arcade

  • Unlimited access to groundbreaking new games with one subscription, no ads or additional purchases
  • An all-new Arcade tab in the App Store to browse the latest games, personalized recommendations, and exclusive editorial content
  • Available to play across iPhone, iPod touch, iPad, Mac, and Apple TV
  • Option to download large apps over your cellular connection
  • Ability to view available app updates or delete apps from the Account page
  • Support for Arabic and Hebrew

Maps

  • An all-new map rolling out in the US featuring broader road coverage, improved address precision, better support for pedestrians, and more detailed land cover
  • Look Around to explore cities in a high-resolution, interactive 3D experience
  • Collections for the lists of places you love and can easily share with friends and family
  • Favorites for quick and easy navigation to the places you visit daily

Reminders

  • All-new design with more powerful and intelligent ways to create and organize reminders
  • Quick toolbar to add dates, locations, flags, attachments and more to reminders
  • New smart lists—Today, Scheduled, Flagged and All—to easily keep track of upcoming reminders
  • Subtasks and grouped lists to organize your reminders

Siri

  • More natural Siri voice, particularly while speaking longer phrases
  • Personalized Siri Suggestions in Apple Podcasts, Safari, and Maps
  • Over 100,000 live radio stations from around the world available with Siri

Shortcuts

  • Shortcuts app now built-in
  • Suggested automations in the Gallery personalized to your daily routine
  • Personal and home automations for automatically running shortcuts based on triggers
  • Home app support for shortcuts as advanced actions in the Automation tab

Memoji and Messages

  • New Memoji customization options including new hairstyles, headwear, makeup, and piercings
  • Memoji sticker packs in Messages, Mail, and third‑party apps and available on iPad mini 5, iPad (5th generation and later), iPad Air (3rd generation), and all iPad Pro models
  • Your name and photo, or even Memoji, now optionally shared with your friends
  • Search enhancements to easily find messages with intelligent suggestions and categorization of results

Augmented Reality

  • People Occlusion for apps to place virtual objects naturally in front or behind people using iPad Pro (2018), iPad Air (2018), iPad mini 5
  • Motion Capture for apps to understand the body position and movement of a person so you can animate a character or interact with virtual objects using iPad Pro (2018), iPad Air (2018), iPad mini 5
  • Multiple face tracking for AR content on up to 3 faces at a time so you can have fun with your friends using iPad Pro (2018)
  • AR Quick Look to view and interact with multiple AR objects at the same time

Mail

  • Block sender to move all email messages from a blocked sender directly to the trash
  • Mute thread to stop notifications from an overly active email thread
  • Format bar with easy access to rich text formatting tools and attachments of all kinds
  • Font support for all system fonts, as well as new fonts you download from the App Store

Notes

  • Gallery view with your notes as visual thumbnails helping you find the note you need
  • Shared folders to collaborate with others giving them access to entire folders of notes
  • More powerful search for visual recognition of images inside your notes and text in items you’ve scanned
  • New checklist options to easily reorder checklist items, indent them, or move checked items to the bottom of the list automatically

Apple Music

  • Time-synced lyrics make listening more fun with perfectly timed lyrics
  • Over 100,000 live radio stations from around the world

Screen Time

  • 30-day usage data to compare Screen Time numbers over the previous weeks
  • Combined limits to include multiple app categories, specific apps, or websites in one limit
  • “One more minute” option to quickly save your work or log out of a game when a Screen Time limit is met

Privacy and Security

  • Allow Once location permission with the option to share your locations with apps only once
  • Background tracking alerts now notify you when an app is using your location in the background
  • Wi-Fi and Bluetooth enhancements help prevent apps from accessing your location without your consent
  • Location sharing controls give you the option to easily omit location data when sharing photos

System Experience

  • Wi‑Fi networks and Bluetooth accessories selection in Control Center
  • A redesigned, unobtrusive volume control in the top middle
  • Full-page screenshots for web pages, Mail messages, iWork documents, and Maps
  • Redesigned share sheet with intelligent suggestions to share content with just a few taps
  • Audio Sharing for two sets of AirPods, Powerbeats Pro, Beats Solo3, BeatsX and Powerbeats3 to share a single stream of audio
  • Dolby Atmos playback for a thrilling surround sound experience from content with Dolby Atmos, Dolby Digital, or Dolby Digital Plus soundtracks on iPad Pro (2018)

Language support

  • Support for 38 new keyboard languages
  • Predictive input in Cantonese, Dutch, Hindi (Devanagari), Hindi (Latin), Najdi Arabic, Swedish, and Vietnamese keyboards
  • Separate emoji and globe keys make it easier to quickly switch between languages and select emoji
  • Automatic language detection for dictation
  • Bilingual dictionary support in Thai and English and Vietnamese and English

China

  • A dedicated QR code mode in Camera, accessible from the Control Center, for improved QR code performance, a flashlight option, and enhanced privacy
  • Junction View in Maps for drivers in China to more easily navigate complex roadways
  • Adjustable handwriting area on the Chinese keyboard
  • Cantonese predictions on the Cangjie, Sucheng, Stroke, and Handwriting keyboards

India

  • All‑new Indian English male and female Siri voices
  • Support for all 22 official Indian languages with the addition of 15 new keyboard languages
  • Bilingual keyboard for Hindi (Latin) and English keyboard, including typing predictions
  • Typing predictions on the Hindi (Devanagari) keyboard
  • New Indian language system fonts for Gujarati, Gurmukhi, Kannada, and Odia for greater clarity and ease when reading in apps
  • 30 new document fonts for Assamese, Bangla, Gujarati, Hindi, Kannada, Malayalam, Marathi, Nepali, Odia, Punjabi, Sanskrit, Tamil, Telugu, and Urdu
  • Contacts with hundreds of new relationship labels to help more accurately label your contacts

Voice Control

  • A new way to control your iOS devices, entirely with your voice
  • Comprehensive navigation with just your voice to open apps, search the web, tap, swipe, pinch, zoom, press the Home button and more
  • Accurate dictation using the Siri speech recognition engine
  • Rich text editing to make corrections using just your voice, or select from word and emoji suggestions
  • Custom words, such as legal or medical terms, to ensure Voice Control recognizes words you commonly use
  • Seamless transitions from text dictation to voice commands
  • Attention Awareness to keep Voice Control off when you turn your head away from True Depth camera on supported iPhone models
  • On‑device processing so your personal data is kept private

Performance

  • Up to 2x faster app launch*
  • Up to 30 percent faster Face ID unlocking on iPad Pro 11-inch, iPad Pro 12.9-inch (3rd generation)**
  • 60 percent smaller app updates on average*
  • Up to 50 percent smaller apps from the App Store*

Other features and improvements

  • Low Data Mode to reduce your data usage over your cellular network or specific Wi-Fi networks you select
  • PlayStation 4 and Xbox Wireless Controller support
  • Find My iPhone and Find My Friends combined into a single app with the ability to locate a missing device even if it can’t connect to a Wi-Fi or cellular network
  • Apple Books reading goals help make reading a daily habit
  • Apple News+ options to remove downloaded issues, follow a title, or browse the back catalog from the More button in the My Magazines section
  • Stocks app with business stories from Apple News+
  • Calendar supports adding attachments to events
  • Home app redesigned controls for HomeKit accessories with a combined view for ones with multiple services
  • Pinch-to-zoom for more precision when editing recordings in Voice Memos

*Testing conducted by Apple in May 2019 using iPhone XS supporting normal peak performance and iPad Pro (11‑inch) with iOS 12.3 and prerelease iPadOS and iOS 13, using third‑party apps repackaged in a preproduction App Store server environment; smaller app update download size based on averages from a collection of the most frequently updated apps. Performance varies based on specific configuration, content, battery health, usage, software versions, and other factors.

**Testing conducted by Apple in May 2019 using iPhone X and iPhone XS Max supporting normal peak performance, and iPad Pro (11‑inch) with iOS 12.3 and prerelease iPadOS and iOS 13, using the side or top button to wake the device. Performance varies based on specific configuration, content, battery health, usage, and other factors.

Some features may not be available for all regions, or on all Apple devices, for more information visit:

https://www.apple.com/ios/feature-availability and https://www.apple.com/ipados

For information on the security content of this update, please visit this website:

https://support.apple.com/kb/HT201222

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iOS 12.3.1 Released Quickly After 12.3


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Shortly after releasing iOS 12.3, Apple has just released another update, iOS 12.3.1.

Apple states:

iOS 12.3.1 includes bug fixes for your iPhone and iPad. This update:

  • Fixes an issue that could prevent making or receiving VoLTE calls
  • Fixes issues in Messages that could cause messages from unknown senders to appear in your conversation list even though Filter Unknown Senders is enabled
  • Fixes an issue that could prevent the Report Junk link from appearing in Messages threads from unknown senders

You can read about it here.

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iOS 12.1.1 Released


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Apple today released the iOS update to address several issues. This minor update adds features and fixes bugs for applicable iPhone and iPad models. The fixes include:

  • Notification preview using haptic touch on iPhone XR
  • Dual SIM with eSIM for additional carriers on iPhone XR, XS and XS Max
  • One tap to flip between the rear and front-facing camera during a FaceTime call
  • Live Photo capture during one-to-one FaceTime calls
  • The option to hide the sidebar in News on iPad in landscape orientation.

Further, several security issues were addressed.

To update your device, Apple has information at this website.

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iOS 11.3 Adds New AR Experiences, Animoji, Health Records and More


Apple has released iOS 11.3 which promises to deliver new experiences with augmented reality, new Animoji for iPhone X users, access to health records and more. For those concerned about battery health, there is more “visibility into the battery health and performance.”

The new ARKit updates allow for AR experiences with vertical surfaces and more accurate mapping of irregular surfaces. There is a promises “50 percent greater resolution” and support for auto-focus.

Animoji has added a lion, bear, dragon and skull. So, if you have an iPhone X, you can now use these new characters.

A new feature in beta is Business Chat that allows communication directly with businesses using the Messages app on iPhone and iPad. When performing certain searches, you may say the option to contact businesses using Messages to ask questions about products or services. The conversations can be continues on Apple Watch or Mac too.

The new Health Records feature helps patients of more than 40 health systems to view their medical records from their iPhone. The data is encrypted and protected with a passcode.

With recent revelations about Facebook and privacy, Apple has introduced updated data and privacy information to make it easier for you to understand and know when Apple is asking for access to personal information.

Last, 11.3 adds the ability to better see your battery health. Go to Settings > Battery > Battery Health (Beta) to learn more.

A final list of additional features includes:

  • Apple Music now streams music videos uninterrupted by ads. Users can watch the hottest new videos, classics or ones from their favorite artists back-to-back in new music video playlists.
  • Apple News makes it easier to stay up-to-date on the most important videos of the day with a new Video group in For You, and improved Top Stories.
  • Commuters in Beijing and Shanghai can begin using Apple Pay on their iPhone and Apple Watch for an easy, fast and secure ride on Metro and bus lines.
  • Apple TV app, a unified place for iPhone, iPad and Apple TV users to discover and start watching the best shows and movies, will launch in Brazil and Mexico. These markets join Apple TV app users in the US, Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Norway, Sweden and the UK.
  • Brazil will gain Siri support on Apple TV 4K and Apple TV (4th generation), making it possible to search for and access movies, shows, songs, apps and more, using just your voice.
  • HomeKit software authentication provides a great new way for developers to add HomeKit support to existing accessories while protecting privacy and security.
  • Support for Advanced Mobile Location (AML) to automatically send a user’s current location when making a call to emergency services in countries where AML is supported.
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New iPad 9.7 Supports Pencil


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Apple has released a new 9.7-inch iPad with Pencil support and a Retina display. The new device has an A10 Fusion chip, so you can mutlitask, an 8MP rear camera with 1080p HD video and support for augmented reality. The screen resolution is 2048 x 1536.

With the recently released updates to the iWork suite than now support Apple Pencil, the device can be an all in one capture, editing and collaboration tool.

The iPad models now come in the following sizes: 12.9″, 10.5″, 9.7″ and 7.9″ with varying power, displays and with the exception of the 7.9″ all support the Apple Pencil. You can compare models, prices, and features here.

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iOS 9.3.3 Released – How to Install


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Apple has released iOS version 9.3.3. As always, make a backup of your iOS device before performing the update.

To update, tap Settings > General > Software Update. Then tap on install. You may be required to use a Wi-Fi network.

According to Apple, the new release includes the following security fixes and improvements:

Calendar

Available for: iPhone 4s and later, iPod touch (5th generation) and later, iPad 2 and later

Impact: A maliciously crafted calendar invite may cause a device to unexpectedly restart

Description: A null pointer dereference was addressed through improved memory handling.

CVE-2016-4605 : Henry Feldman MD at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

CoreGraphics

Available for: iPhone 4s and later, iPod touch (5th generation) and later, iPad 2 and later

Impact: A remote attacker may be able to execute arbitrary code

Description: A memory corruption issue was addressed through improved memory handling.

CVE-2016-4637 : Tyler Bohan of Cisco Talos (talosintel.com/vulnerability-reports)

FaceTime

Available for: iPhone 4s and later, iPod touch (5th generation) and later, iPad 2 and later

Impact: An attacker in a privileged network position may be able to cause a relayed call to continue transmitting audio while appearing as if the call terminated

Description: User interface inconsistencies existed in the handling of relayed calls. These issues were addressed through improved FaceTime display logic.

CVE-2016-4635 : Martin Vigo

ImageIO

Available for: iPhone 4s and later, iPod touch (5th generation) and later, iPad 2 and later

Impact: A remote attacker may be able to cause a denial of service

Description: A memory consumption issue was addressed through improved memory handling.

CVE-2016-4632 : Evgeny Sidorov of Yandex

ImageIO

Available for: iPhone 4s and later, iPod touch (5th generation) and later, iPad 2 and later

Impact: A remote attacker may be able to execute arbitrary code

Description: Multiple memory corruption issues were addressed through improved memory handling.

CVE-2016-4631 : Tyler Bohan of Cisco Talos (talosintel.com/vulnerability-reports)

IOAcceleratorFamily

Available for: iPhone 4s and later, iPod touch (5th generation) and later, iPad 2 and later

Impact: A local user may be able to read kernel memory

Description: An out-of-bounds read was addressed through improved bounds checking.

CVE-2016-4628 : Ju Zhu of Trend Micro

IOAcceleratorFamily

Available for: iPhone 4s and later, iPod touch (5th generation) and later, iPad 2 and later

Impact: A local user may be able to execute arbitrary code with kernel privileges

Description: A null pointer dereference was addressed through improved validation.

CVE-2016-4627 : Ju Zhu of Trend Micro

IOHIDFamily

Available for: iPhone 4s and later, iPod touch (5th generation) and later, iPad 2 and later

Impact: A local user may be able to execute arbitrary code with kernel privileges

Description: A null pointer dereference was addressed through improved input validation.

CVE-2016-4626 : Stefan Esser of SektionEins

Kernel

Available for: iPhone 4s and later, iPod touch (5th generation) and later, iPad 2 and later

Impact: A local user may be able to execute arbitrary code with kernel privileges

Description: Multiple memory corruption issues were addressed through improved memory handling.

CVE-2016-1863 : Ian Beer of Google Project Zero

CVE-2016-1864 : Ju Zhu of Trend Micro

CVE-2016-4582 : Shrek_wzw and Proteas of Qihoo 360 Nirvan Team

Kernel

Available for: iPhone 4s and later, iPod touch (5th generation) and later, iPad 2 and later

Impact: A local user may be able to cause a system denial of service

Description: A null pointer dereference was addressed through improved input validation.

CVE-2016-1865 : CESG, Marco Grassi (@marcograss) of KeenLab (@keen_lab), Tencent

libxml2

Available for: iPhone 4s and later, iPod touch (5th generation) and later, iPad 2 and later

Impact: Multiple vulnerabilities in libxml2

Description: Multiple memory corruption issues were addressed through improved memory handling.

CVE-2016-1836 : Wei Lei and Liu Yang of Nanyang Technological University

CVE-2016-4447 : Wei Lei and Liu Yang of Nanyang Technological University

CVE-2016-4448 : Apple

CVE-2016-4483 : Gustavo Grieco

CVE-2016-4614 : Nick Wellnhofer

CVE-2016-4615 : Nick Wellnhofer

CVE-2016-4616 : Michael Paddon

CVE-2016-4619 : Hanno Boeck

libxml2

Available for: iPhone 4s and later, iPod touch (5th generation) and later, iPad 2 and later

Impact: Parsing a maliciously crafted XML document may lead to disclosure of user information

Description: An access issue existed in the parsing of maliciously crafted XML files. This issue was addressed through improved input validation.

CVE-2016-4449 : Kostya Serebryany

libxslt

Available for: iPhone 4s and later, iPod touch (5th generation) and later, iPad 2 and later

Impact: Multiple vulnerabilities in libxslt

Description: Multiple memory corruption issues were addressed through improved memory handling.

CVE-2016-1684 : Nicolas Grégoire

CVE-2016-4607 : Nick Wellnhofer

CVE-2016-4608 : Nicolas Grégoire

CVE-2016-4609 : Nick Wellnhofer

CVE-2016-4610 : Nick Wellnhofer

CVE-2016-4612 : Nicolas Grégoire

Safari

Available for: iPhone 4s and later, iPod touch (5th generation) and later, iPad 2 and later

Impact: Visiting a malicious website may lead to user interface spoofing

Description: Redirect responses to invalid ports may have allowed a malicious website to display an arbitrary domain while displaying arbitrary content. This issue was addressed through improved URL display logic.

CVE-2016-4604 : xisigr of Tencent’s Xuanwu Lab (www.tencent.com)

Sandbox Profiles

Available for: iPhone 4s and later, iPod touch (5th generation) and later, iPad 2 and later

Impact: A local application may be able to access the process list

Description: An access issue existed with privileged API calls. This issue was addressed through additional restrictions.

CVE-2016-4594 : Stefan Esser of SektionEins

Siri Contacts

Available for: iPhone 4s and later, iPod touch (5th generation) and later, iPad 2 and later

Impact: A person with physical access to a device may be able to see private contact information

Description: A privacy issue existed in the handling of Contact cards. This was addressed through improved state management.

CVE-2016-4593 : Pedro Pinheiro (facebook.com/pedro.pinheiro.1996)

Web Media

Available for: iPhone 4s and later, iPod touch (5th generation) and later, iPad 2 and later

Impact: Viewing a video in Safari’s Private Browsing mode displays the URL of the video outside of Private Browsing mode

Description: A privacy issue existed in the handling of user data by Safari View Controller. This issue was addressed through improved state management.

CVE-2016-4603 : Brian Porter (@portex33)

WebKit

Available for: iPhone 4s and later, iPod touch (5th generation) and later, iPad 2 and later

Impact: Visiting a maliciously crafted website may result in the disclosure of process memory

Description: A memory initialization issue was addressed through improved memory handling.

CVE-2016-4587 : Apple

WebKit

Available for: iPhone 4s and later, iPod touch (5th generation) and later, iPad 2 and later

Impact: Visiting a malicious website may disclose image data from another website

Description: A timing issue existed in the processing of SVG. This issue was addressed through improved validation.

CVE-2016-4583 : Roeland Krak

WebKit

Available for: iPhone 4s and later, iPod touch (5th generation) and later, iPad 2 and later

Impact: Visiting a maliciously crafted website may compromise user information on the file system

Description: A permissions issue existed in the handling of the location variable. This was addressed though additional ownership checks.

CVE-2016-4591 : ma.la of LINE Corporation

WebKit

Available for: iPhone 4s and later, iPod touch (5th generation) and later, iPad 2 and later

Impact: Visiting a maliciously crafted website may lead to arbitrary code execution

Description: Multiple memory corruption issues were addressed through improved memory handling.

CVE-2016-4589 : Tongbo Luo and Bo Qu of Palo Alto Networks

CVE-2016-4622 : Samuel Gross working with Trend Micro’s Zero Day Initiative

CVE-2016-4623 : Apple

CVE-2016-4624 : Apple

WebKit

Available for: iPhone 4s and later, iPod touch (5th generation) and later, iPad 2 and later

Impact: Visiting a malicious website may lead to user interface spoofing

Description: An origin inheritance issue existed in parsing of about: URLs. This was addressed through improved validation of security origins.

CVE-2016-4590 : xisigr of Tencent’s Xuanwu Lab (www.tencent.com)

WebKit

Available for: iPhone 4s and later, iPod touch (5th generation) and later, iPad 2 and later

Impact: Visiting a maliciously crafted webpage may lead to a system denial of service

Description: A memory consumption issue was addressed through improved memory handling.

CVE-2016-4592 : Mikhail

WebKit JavaScript Bindings

Available for: iPhone 4s and later, iPod touch (5th generation) and later, iPad 2 and later

Impact: Visiting a maliciously crafted website may lead to script execution in the context of a non-HTTP service

Description: A cross-protocol cross-site scripting (XPXSS) issue existed in Safari when submitting forms to non-HTTP services compatible with HTTP/0.9. This issue was addressed by disabling scripts and plugins on resources loaded over HTTP/0.9.

CVE-2016-4651 : Obscure

WebKit Page Loading

Available for: iPhone 4s and later, iPod touch (5th generation) and later, iPad 2 and later

Impact: A malicious website may exfiltrate data cross-origin

Description: A cross-site scripting issue existed in Safari URL redirection. This issue was addressed through improved URL validation on redirection.

CVE-2016-4585 : Takeshi Terada of Mitsui Bussan Secure Directions, Inc. (www.mbsd.jp)

WebKit Page Loading

Available for: iPhone 4s and later, iPod touch (5th generation) and later, iPad 2 and later

Impact: Visiting a maliciously crafted website may lead to arbitrary code execution

Description: Multiple memory corruption issues were addressed through improved memory handling.

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New iPad Pro Available Today – Compare


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The new iPad Pro 9.7 inch is finally available to those who ordered it early and at various store locations. The new smaller iPad pro works with the Apple Pencil and has a smart keyboard available as well. Don’t forget, the smart keyboard acts as a cover for the front, but not the back. If you want a cover for the back, consider Apple’s silicone case in various colors.

If you can’t figure out which model is right for you, check out the Apple Compare iPad page. There, you can compare sizes, colors, wi-fi v. cellular v. combinations, etc. You can also see the differences between the cameras, memory, processors, touch ID and Apple Pay availability and more.