Apple: the fix of the data transfer bug for all iPhones and iPads

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Apple: the fix of the data transfer bug for all iPhones and iPads

A little more than a week after the launch of iOS/iPadOS 17, Apple has launched a new update to its latest operating system. On Tuesday, the company launched iOS/iPadOS 17.0.2 for all iPhones and iPads running version 17 of the operating system. This update appeared last Thursday, but only for the iPhone 15. It is now available for all compatible models.

iOS/iPadOS 17.0.2 solves a problem that could occur when transferring data from one iPhone to another, a process that allows you to set up a new phone faster. During the transfer, the iPhone may freeze or freeze, preventing the process from completing.

The latest update is aimed at the following iPhones and iPads :

  • iPhone XS and later versions
  • 12.9-inch iPad Pro 2nd generation and later
  • 10.5-inch iPad Pro
  • 11-inch iPad Pro 1st generation and later
  • iPad Air 3rd generation and later
  • iPad 6th generation and later
  • iPad Mini 5th generation and later versions.

To update your device, go to Settings, select General, then tap the Update Now button.

The last few weeks have been very busy for Apple

The last few weeks have been very busy for Apple in terms of updates to its main products.

Earlier this month, the company rolled out last-minute emergency patches for iOS/iPadOS 16, watchOS 9.7 and macOS Ventura 13.5. These patches have been pushed to solve the “zero-click” vulnerabilities used to distribute the Pegasus spyware from the NSO group.

Designed to take advantage of the security vulnerabilities of a computer or a smartphone, Pegasus is able to remotely access a device to collect data, monitor conversations and email exchanges, and spy on users through the device’s camera and microphone.

Fight against Pegasus and Predator

On September 18, Apple released the latest major versions of its main devices: iOS/iPadOS 17 for iPhones and iPads, watchOS 10 for the Apple Watch and TVOS 17 for the Apple TV. But as users began to get used to the new versions, a new round of updates arrived.

On September 21, Apple released security patches for the iPhone, iPad and Apple Watch to fix vulnerabilities exploited by another spyware known as Predator. Apple thanked Bill Marczak, from the Citizen Lab at the Munk School at the University of Toronto, and Maddie Stone, from Google’s Threat Analysis Group, for discovering these bugs.

The Citizen Lab and Google’s Threat Analysis Group have both published their own reports detailing how a zero-day exploitation chain was used to install the Predator spyware, and then to spy on former Egyptian MP Ahmed Eltantawy after he announced his intention to run in the Egyptian elections in 2024.

Spyware such as Pegasus and Predator are used by governments to target specific individuals such as civil servants, political activists, dissidents and journalists.

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