iPhone 5s, iPad Air, MacBook Air and Many Apple Products as Old as 10 Years Get New Security Update

The iPhone 5s, which was launched in 2013, has received a new iOS 12.5.7 update despite being declared obsolete.

Highlights

  1. The iPhone 5s is the oldest in the list to receive the update.
  2. Many iPad and Mac models have also received the new security update.
  3. The updates claim to address multiple security flaws.

Apple, earlier this week, rolled out the iOS 16.3 update for all eligible iPhone models. All iPhone models launched after the iPhone 8 series and the iPhone SE (2nd generation) are eligible for the new iOS update. Apple is known to provide extensive software support for its iPhone models. The company is often regarded to offer the best software upgrade cycle for its devices at an industry level. Continuing the trend, Apple has also released a new update for much older iPhone models. The iPhone 5s, which was launched in 2013 has received a new iOS update.

In addition to this, Apple has also released a new software update for other devices, such as the MacBook Pro, Mac Pro and MacBook Air 2013. Some of the older iPad models have also received the new update. 

Apple iPhone 5s and Later, iPad Air 2 and Many Old Mac Models Get New Update

The iPhone 5s, which was launched in 2013, has received a new iOS 12.5.7 update despite being declared obsolete. The iPhone 6 series, iPhone 6s series, iPhone 7 series and iPhone SE 2016 have also received a new update. While the iPhone 6 series has also received the iOS 12.5.7 update, the iPhone 6s series, iPhone 7 series and the iPhone SE Gen 1 have received the iOS 15.7.3 update. It is worth noting that Apple declared the iPhone obsolete months ago, so the company is not liable to issue software support.

An Apple Insider report revealed that the update addresses as many as 14 system flaws and security issues. If so, it is best to update your iPhone to the latest software update. The following systems were addressed via this update: AppleMobileFileIntegrity, curl, dcerpc, DiskArbitration, DriverKit, Intel Graphics Driver, PackageKit, Kernel, Mail Exchange, Maps, Screen Time, Weather, WebKit, and Windows Installer.

The iPad Air, iPad Air 2, iPad mini 2, iPad mini 3, iPad mini 4 and iPod Touch Gen 7 have also received a new security update which addresses the issues highlighted above. Similarly, older Mac models from 2013 have also received the new macOS Big Sur 11.7.3 and macOS Monterey 12.6.3 updates.

We strongly recommend updating your device with the latest update as it addresses several security flaws, helping you stay away from any risk. To check if your device has received the new security update, go to Settings > General and tap on Software Update. For macOS, you can click on the Apple logo at the top left corner, click on System Preferences and then Software Update.