Apple Pulls, Patches, Re-Publishes iOS 9.3 for Some iPhones
Apple was forced to pull a build of iOS 9.3 for older iPhones after it was found to cause activation problems on the iPhone 5s, 5, 4s, and 4. "Updating some iOS devices to iOS 9.3 can require entering the Apple ID and password used to set up the device in order to complete the software update," explained Apple. "In some cases, if customers do not recall their password, their device will remain in an inactivated state until they can recover or reset their password." In response, Apple pulled the build of iOS 9.3 specific to these older iPhones. The company patched the problem and has made the update available once again. Customers who downloaded the faulty version and are experiencing authentication issues can work around them using steps spelled out on Apple's support site.
Review: Apple iOS 10
Apple's iOS 10 gives iPhones and iPads a healthy serving of new features. Some are easy to discover, while others are not.
iOS 10 Won't Work on Older iPhones
Apple has indicated which iPhones and iPads will be able to run the newest version of iOS, and as always older devices are left out. iOS 10 is compatible with all versions of the iPhone from the 2012 iPhone 5 through the 2016 iPhone SE.
Apple Releases iOS 10.0.2 to Fix Bugs
Apple today made iOS 10.0.2 available to iPhones and iPads in order to resolve some bugs. According to Apple, the small update addresses a problem impacting audio controls, fixes an issue that prevents some app extensions from working, and solves a bug that caused Photos to crash.
Apple Releases iOS 10.2.1 to Fix Bugs
Apple today made available the public build of iOS 10.2.1 to the iPhone and iPad. According to Apple, iOS 10.2.1 fixes bugs and improves the security of its smartphones and tablets.