Apple Urges Users to Update Their New iPhones and iPads After Critical Security Flaws Found

– Apple has released an emergency update for its new iPhones and iPads to fix critical vulnerabilities.

- The update is iOS 17.0.1 and iPadOS 17.0.1 and it addresses three security flaws that may have been exploited by hackers.

- The new iPhones are the iPhone 15, iPhone 15 Plus, iPhone 15 Pro and iPhone 15 Pro Max, which were launched on September 12, 2023

The vulnerabilities affect iPhone XS and later, iPad Pro 12.9-inch 2nd generation and later, iPad Pro 10.5-inch, iPad Pro 11-inch 1st generation and later, iPad Air 3rd generation and later, iPad 6th generation and later, iPad mini 5th generation and later.

- The security flaws were discovered by The Citizen Lab at The University of Toronto's Munk School and Google's Threat Analysis Group.

- Apple did not provide much details about the vulnerabilities but warned that they could allow attackers to execute arbitrary code, access sensitive data or gain elevated privileges on the devices

- Security experts advised Apple users to update their iOS, iPadOS and watchOS as soon as possible to protect their devices from potential attacks.

- The update comes just days after Apple released its latest operating system, iOS 17, which introduced new features such as FaceTime SharePlay, Live Text, Focus Mode and Spatial Audio.

- Apple is known for its frequent updates and patches to fix bugs and security issues on its devices and software.

- Apple users can check for the update by going to Settings > General > Software Update on their devices.