Apple: A first quick security patch for iPhone


A first rapid security patch for the general public

Apple has rolled out its first security update that does not require a full system install, aimed at iPhone, iPad and Mac users.

PostedMay 3, 2023, 06:19

The Rapid Security Response feature helps quickly deploy patches to iPhone, iPad, or Mac.


Reserved so far for beta testers of iOS and macOS, namely testers of non-final versions of Apple’s operating systems, rapid security updates (Rapid Security Response) began to be deployed on Monday for the first time on iPhones used by the general public. They concern iPhones running iOS 16.4.1, iPads running iPadOS 16.4.1, and computers running macOS 13.3.1.

The Rapid Security Response feature, introduced with iOS 16 system, should allow Apple to quickly deploy security updates to its customers’ devices, without the need for a full software installation. Some rapid security updates were designed to not require devices to be restarted, which is not the case for the patch in question. This upgrades the iPhone to iOS 16.4.1(a), instead of iOS 16.4.2.

“This urgent security update brings important security fixes and is recommended for all users”, indicates the firm at the apple, without giving details of the changes brought by this lighter update to download and faster to download. install.

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