Alongside the release of iOS 16 on September 12, Apple also released iOS 15.7 and iPadOS 15.7, delivering important security updates. The iOS 15.7 update is aimed at those who are not able to upgrade to iOS 16, while iPadOS 15.7 is available while we wait for the launch of iPadOS 16 in October.
Given that Apple’s emphasis as far as delivering new features turned to iOS 16 many months ago, there are no new feature additions in iOS 15.7 and iPadOS 15.7, but it’s still important for users to update their devices to protect against security vulnerabilities.
The iOS 15.7 and iPadOS 15.7 updates address multiple kernel vulnerabilities in addition to fixing security issues with Contacts, Maps, Safari, Safari Extensions, Shortcuts, and WebKit.
Apple says that one of the kernel vulnerabilities was actively exploited, so those who cannot update to iOS 16 should install iOS 15.7 as soon as possible, and iPad owners should update to iOS 15.7.
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