After no less than six Beta versions, Apple on Wednesday announced the final release of the iOS 10.3.3 bug fix and security update for supported iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch devices.
The iOS 10.3.3 update could also be the last the Apple is going to release for iOS 10 series, as the company now works day and night on the upcoming major release, iOS 11, which it plans to unveil this fall along with a new iPhone line up. iOS 10.3.3 is a small patch, but it includes bug fixes to improve the security of your iPhone and iPad device.
From the release notes, it would appear that iOS 10.3.3 fixes a total of 47 security vulnerabilities across multiple components, including the kernel, Contacts app, Messages app, the Safari web browser and WebKit engine (including Web Inspector, Page Loading and Safari Printing), telephony, notifications, EventKitUI, CoreAudio, IOUSBFamily, and the libarchive, libxml2, and libxpc libraries.
There's also a Wi-Fi bug fixed in iOS 10.3.3, affecting iPhone 5 and later, iPad 4th generation and later, as well as iPod touch 6th generation devices, which could allow an attacker within range to take over your device and execute arbitrary code on the Wi-Fi chip. The issue is documented as CVE-2017-9417, and it was reported by Nitay Artenstein of Exodus Intelligence.
Therefore, iOS 10.3.3 is an important update for all users, so if you haven't done so already, do install it on your devices as soon as possible. We always recommend our readers to keep their apps and operating systems up-to-date at all times, as security flaws are being fixed all the time when new so-called "bug fix" releases are out, so stop ignoring them and update your devices immediately after reading this.
The iOS 10.3.3 update is available today for iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus, iPhone SE, iPhone 5s, iPhone 5c, iPhone 5, iPhone 6s, iPhone 6s Plus, iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPad Pro (10.5-inch), iPad Pro 2nd generation (12.9-inch ), iPad (9.7-inch), iPad Pro (9.7‑inch), iPad Pro (12.9‑inch), iPad mini 4, iPad mini 3, iPad mini 2, iPad Air 2, iPad Air, iPad 4th generation, and iPod touch 6th generation.