Apple Releases iOS 15.0.2

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On Monday, Apple published iOS 15.0.2, which includes a number of key bug updates, including a couple that are particular to Find My iPhone. It also patches a security hole that Apple claims is already being exploited, so upgrade as soon as possible. CVE-2021-30883, which was discovered by an anonymous researcher, might allow an attacker to use the IOMobileFrameBuffer to “run arbitrary code with kernel privileges” and take control of your device.

The update weighs in at 531.1MB on my iPhone 12 Mini.

Here are the patch notes from Apple:

This update contains the following bug fixes for your iPhone:

  • After removing the relevant thread or message, photos saved to your collection through Messages may be erased.
  • It’s possible that your iPhone Leather Wallet with MagSafe won’t connect to Find My iPhone.
  • It’s possible that AirTag won’t show up in the Find My Items section.
  • During playback, CarPlay may fail to activate audio apps or disconnect.
  • When using Finder or iTunes to restore or update an iPhone 13 model, it’s possible that it won’t work.
  • After removing the relevant thread or message, photos saved to your collection through Messages may be erased.
  • It’s possible that AirTag won’t show up in the Find My Items section.
  • When using Finder or iTunes for iPad mini, device recovery or upgrade may fail (6th generation)

On September 20th, Apple released iOS 15, and it had already been upgraded to iOS 15.0.1 to fix an issue where individuals couldn’t use their Apple Watch to unlock their iPhone 13 while wearing a mask. Apple is also testing iOS 15.1 in beta, which includes new iPhone 13 Pro camera features, as well as SharePlay and support for attaching a COVID-19 immunisation card to Apple Wallet.

Apple also released watchOS 8.0.1 on Monday. 

Here’s what Apple claims has been fixed:

For some Apple Watch Series 3 users, the software update progress may not be appropriately displayed.

Some Apple Watch Series 3 users may not have had access to accessibility settings.

 

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