Apple has released iOS 13.5.1 today, with an important security update patching out the Unc0ver jailbreak.
Apple is strongly recommending all users to update their iPhone to the latest iOS 13.5.1.
The update “provides important security updates.” Looking deeper into the new iOS version, there isn’t much new coming to your iPhone. But iOS 13.5.1 contains important updates to patch out the kernel vulnerability used by the recent Unc0ver jailbreak.
Apple’s support page lays things out more clearly — the update was designed to prevent an application from being able to “execute arbitrary code with kernel privileges.” In other words, iOS 13.5.1 is designed to block jailbreaking.
The Unc0ver jailbreak was particularly notable in the iOS jailbreaking community because it was available on the then-current iOS 13.5, allowing users of the latest Apple devices to install new software features outside of Apple’s gated App Store. And with software outside o the Apple ecosystem, often comes bad surprises.
Jailbreaking also causes big security issues for Apple’s software overall. Apple has always leaned on the security of its software as being a strong advantage of iOS and its gated universe. Therefore, it does not come as a surprise that the company was quick to react and roll out an update iOS version as soon as today.
If you like your iPhone, head over to Settings > General and update to the latest iOS now.
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