сб. апр. 1st, 2023
iOS 16.2 Vs iOS 15.7.2 - Which iPhone Update To Choose

iOS 16.2 Vs iOS 15.7.2 – Which iPhone Update To Choose

Last week Apple released iOS 16.2 and iOS 15.7.2. While iOS 16.2 comes with a bunch of brilliant new features, both iPhone updates fix multiple security issues.

A number of factors will help you decide whether to update to iOS 16.2 or 15.7.2, but it’s important to know that you will need to upgrade to one of them. That’s because both updates fix several major security vulnerabilities—one of which is being used in real-life attacks.

So now we’ve established you need to update to either iOS 16.2 or iOS 15.7.2, which iPhone update should you choose?

iOS 15.7.2

The case for iOS 15.7.2 is very straightforward. Until now, you were able to update to the latest version of iOS 15 while staying secure, no matter which iPhone model you had. That’s because Apple has been supporting its older operating system with security updates as it does every year for a certain period.

Sadly, although iOS 16 was only released in September, that time has come to an end. According to Apple’s support page, iOS 15.7.2 is only for older iPhones that can’t run iOS 16.

iPhone 6s (all models), iPhone 7 (all models), iPhone SE (first generation), iPad Pro (all models), iPad Air 2 and after, iPad 5th generation and later, iPad mini 4 and later, and iPod touch are the models for which iOS 15.7.2 is available (7th generation).

It makes perfect sense to upgrade to iOS 15.7.2 if you have one of these iPhone models that can’t run iOS 16. The iPhone update addresses 17 security flaws, one of which is currently being leveraged in actual attacks.

The WebKit engine that powers Apple’s Safari browser contains a security flaw known as CVE-2022-42856 that might allow an attacker to run code on your device. Despite the fact that the bug corrected in iOS 15.7.2 is probably only intended to affect a small portion of iPhone users, it’s

iOS 16.2

The case for iOS 16.2 is also fairly straightforward. The same important security issue in iOS 15.7.2 was fixed in Apple’s previous iOS 16 update, iOS 16.1.2. If you haven’t updated to this one yet, it’s a good idea to do so straight away.

iOS 16.2 update on an iPhone screen

Along with the problem repaired in iOS 16.1.2, iOS 16.2 also addresses 35 more security flaws, some of which are very serious. A total of nine security flaws in WebKit that might let an attacker run code are among the six in the Kernel, the core component of the iPhone operating system, that are fixed in iOS 16.2. Applying iOS 16.2 while you get the chance is a smart idea because combining some of these security weaknesses might even allow an enemy to remotely take control of an iPhone.

If you truly oppose iOS 16.2, you must update to iOS 16.1.2 in order to shield your iPhone from the vulnerability that has already been exploited in assaults. However, if you want to keep your iPhone as secure as possible, I’d suggest simply updating to iOS 16.2 right away.

End-to-end encryption for iCloud is one of the fantastic new security improvements included with the iPhone update.

For all iPhones starting with the iPhone 8 and upwards, iOS 16 is available.

iOS 16.2 or iOS 15.7.2

Unlike previous iOS 15 updates since September, the choice between iOS 15.7.2 and iOS 16.2 comes down to which iPhone model you have. If you own an iPhone 8 or above and haven’t updated yet, it’s probably time to update to iOS 16.2.

However, if you have an older iPhone, you’ll want to apply iOS 15.7.2 as soon as possible to keep your device safe.

For iOS 15.7.2 or iOS 16.2, go to your iPhone Settings > General > Software Update and follow the prompts to download and install the software there.

By Kalcho Post

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