Less than a couple of weeks since Apple released iOS 10.3, the company has released a minor update to iOS 10.3.1 for all compatible devices.
Considering the release comes after just one beta release of the OS, it is likely that we are looking at some under the hood improvements to stability and security fixes. The small size of the OTA update for the iPhone also indicates that we are looking at a minor update here mainly aimed at fixing some bugs and patching security vulnerabilities.
The full change log of the update is as follows:
Available for: iPhone 5 and later, iPad 4th generation and later, iPod touch 6th generation and later
Impact: An attacker within range may be able to execute arbitrary code on the Wi-Fi chip
Description: A stack buffer overflow was addressed through improved input validation.
CVE-2017-6975: Gal Beniamini of Google Project Zero
The update is also available for all 32-bit iOS devices. The first and only beta of iOS 10.3.1 released last week did not have support for 32-bit devices which led to rumors that Apple will drop support for 32-bit iOS devices with the next point release of the OS. Thankfully, that is not the case but Apple will likely stop supporting 32-bit iOS devices with iOS 11.
You can download iOS 10.3.1 from here:
- Download iOS firmware file for iPhone
- Download iOS firmware file for iPad
- Download iOS firmware file for iPod touch
If you end up finding any other changes in iOS 10.3.1 not mentioned above, drop a comment and let us know about it.