Apple started rolling out the iOS 9.1 update for its iPhone, iPod touch and iPad lineup last week. The update focused on bringing enhanced Live Photos functionalities and 150 new emojis. Since the new update has been officially launched and is “stable” according to Apple, the Cupertino tech giant has decided to halt the update to iOS 9.0.2.
Apple devices will now be directly updated to iOS 9.1. Not only did Apple halt the update to iOS 9.0.2, but also stopped users who have already updated to iOS 9.1 from rolling back to iOS 9.0.2.
One of the main reasons that Apple is so stringent about the update/ rollback to iOS 9.0.2 is because is prone to exploits. Chinese team Pangu has shown that it has found an exploit using which it is possible to jailbreak iOS 9 to 9.0.2. Apple credited and appreciated team Pangu for discovering the vulnerability.
The Cupertino company has analyzed this vulnerability and patched it in its latest iOS 9.1 update, which should keep the users away from jailbreaking their iDevices (at least for some time). The ability to jailbreak iOS 9.0.2 may not look like a big threat, but it is a matter of serious concern when the security breach and other complications are taken into account.
In case you didn’t know, Apple has made its iOS 9.2 available as public beta. You can download it and install it on your iPhone, iPads and iPod touch devices. The beta update is stated to bring a ton of bug fixes as well as nifty features like letting users install third-party extensions to the Safari browser.