Apple has just released iOS 10.3.1, just after a week of releasing iOS 10.3. iOS 10.3.1 is regarded as a slight update because it patches security problems and has bug fixes. The iOS 10.3.1 software update release note just reads:
“iOS 10.3.1 includes bug fixes and improves the security of your iPhone or iPad.”
Interestingly, the update comes as a surprise since Apple did not release any betas of 10.3.1. And the company did not extend any particular release notes with the update. However, we have discovered what is included in the update.
iOS 10.3.1 basically fixes some of the issues that were caused by iOS 10.3. Following iOS 10.3 release, Apple pulled it from the iPhone 5 and iPhone 5c. But the good thing was that iOS 10.3.1 fixes the issues that the firm was seeing with the iPhone 5 and iPhone 5c.
The iPhone 5 and iPhone 5c were Apple’s last iPhone models to have a 32-bit processor which is something notable. The iPhone 5s did not have any issues as it packs a 64-bit processor.
You might have got to know that Apple was dropping support for 32-bit apps. The company is going to begin showing a popup dialog box when a 32-bit app is opened which says: “This app will not work with future versions of iOS. The developer of this app needs to update it to improve its compatibility.”
Apple has began phasing out 32-bit support in the iOS 10.3.2 beta already which was released few days back. Apple states in its security notes that iOS 10.3.1 has a fix for a Wi-Fi flaw that was reported by Gal Beniamini of Google Project Zero. This error could have allowed “an attacker within range may be able to execute arbitrary code on the Wi-Fi chip.”