Apple just released a new iOS 9 update, and it is said to be the final one for the iOS version because iOS 10 is set for release in September.
The new iOS update is iOS 9.3.4. It is compatible with the iPhone 4s and newer models, as well as the iPad 2 and later iterations of the Apple tablet line. It is also making its way to the fifth-generation iPod touch and later models.
However, Apple patrons and owners of the said devices should not expect a lot of features from the iOS 9.3.4, since it is mostly a security update, according to GSM Arena.
As a security patch, the minor update fixes the problem with memory corruption that enabled applications to “execute arbitrary code with kernel privileges.” The iOS 9.3.4 addresses this problem by improving the software’s memory handling.
In addition, the new update also addresses the Pangu iOS 9.3.3 jailbreak issue, and the Cupertino tech giant acknowledged the cooperation of Team Pangu in fixing this one, Forbes reported.
Apple’s newest operating system update is going to be the last for the iOS 9, since the company is moving forward with the iOS 10 once its upcoming product offerings, like the iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Pro and iPhone 7 Plus, officially launch.
Also, the iOS 9.3.4 update did not come with new features because iOS 10 promises major overhaul of the aforesaid devices’ stock apps. The upcoming update is also rumored to bring a more interactive lockscreen and an improved QuickType keyboard.
For Apple consumers who want to upgrade their devices with the new patch, they may do so by opening Settings, choosing General and clicking on Software Update. The update will then be downloaded directly into the device and the owner can install the security patch manually.
For a faster and simpler way to get the iOS 9.3.4 update, consumers can just connect the Apple device they own to iTunes, so the security patch is downloaded and automatically installed.