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46 security updates included in Apple iPhone OS 3.0

by Parm Mann on 18 June 2009, 16:17

Tags: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPhone 3G, Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL)

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iPhone OS 3.0 has become available for public consumption, and Apple has been quick to highlight the update's added functionality - including support for cut, copy and paste, a landscape keyboard and MMS messaging with certain mobile carriers.

What isn't being well publicised, however, is that the 3.0 update also includes some 46 security updates, including a number of patches for flaws that could lead to the execution of malicious code.

Fortunately for iPhone users, the free update is now available to address the handset's security concerns. The same can't however be said for iPod Touch users, who although at risk from a number of Apple's detailed security holes, are being charged $9.99 / £5.99 for the 3.0 update.

If you're not contemplating upgrading your iPod touch, Apple's security bulletin contains 46 somewhat convincing reasons to do so.



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Well the sucker for spending more money on the Apple stuff I have, I am updating my iPod Touch 2G. The update is being downloaded, 257.8MB of it.
O thanks Apple for letting hackers in the entire world know about 46 security holes in previous version of your iPhone/iTouch OS that many people will still be using. Whats that you say? You want to charge me £5.99 for you to fix it for me? Well thanks a bunch! :censored:

Cant wait to see that list of fixed security issues of Tiger and Leopard that will be available when you release Snow Leopard. :rules:
Maybe Apple will make a free 2.3 update with the security features but without the other new features. You never know :)
Subnet1
Maybe Apple will make a free 2.3 update with the security features but without the other new features. You never know :)


I wouldn't hold my breath over that :rolleyes: and the v3.0 upgrade is real secure - it broke my iPod Touch! Gee, thanks Apple! :censored:

Bob
don't think I'll upgrade my ipod touch's software - it's not like I use it online.