Η Apple μόλις κυκλοφόρησε ορισμένες ενημερώσεις ασφαλείας για πελάτες που εξακολουθούν να χρησιμοποιούν παλαιότερες συσκευές της εταιρείας.
As he said Apple Insider, the new security updates will come to devices released a full 10 years ago (including the iPhone 5s), as well as Mac Pro, MacBook Air, and MacBook Pro models released in 2013 , not to mention some older iPad models.
So great news for those using the company's ancient devices, as the updates will significantly increase the lifespan of supported devices. In the past, Apple has been accused of using planned obsolescence strategies of its devices to force its customers to constantly upgrade devices.
In 2020, Apple spent $113 million to settle a lawsuit over this issue before it went to court.
We don't know if this settlement affected Apple's overall strategy, but the updates that have been released indicate a contrary strategy. By supporting older technology, Apple seems willing to work with users who don't want or can't buy a new iPhone or MacBook after each new release.
As for the updates released on January 23 and 24, 2023, the list includes the devices:
- tvOS 16.3 (Apple TV 4K [all models] and Apple TV HD
- Safari 16.3 (macOS Big Sur and macOS Monterey)
- iOS 12.5.7 (iPhone 5s, iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPad Air, iPad mini 2, iPad mini 3, and iPod touch [6th generation])
- macOS Monterey 12.6.3
- macOS BigSur 11.7.3
- watchOS 9.3 (Apple Watch Series 4 and later)
- iOS 15.7.3 and iPadOS 15.7.3 (iPhone 6s [all models], iPhone 7 [all models],
- iPhone SE [1st generation], iPad Air 2, iPad mini [4th generation] and iPod touch [7th generation])
- iOS 16.3 and iPadOS 16.3 (iPhone 8 and later, iPad Pro [all models], iPad Air 3rd generation and later, iPad 5th generation and later, and iPad mini 5th generation and later)
- macOS Venture 13.2