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Apple Pulls iOS 16.5.1 and macOS 13.4.1 Rapid Security Response Updates Due to Safari Bug

by Kyle Meranda

Apple Pulls iOS 16.5.1 and macOS 13.4.1 Updates Due to Website Issues

Apple recently released new Rapid Security Response updates for iOS 16.5.1, iPadOS 16.5.1, and macOS Ventura 13.4.1 users. However, the company has since pulled the software due to an issue that caused certain websites to stop working after the updates were installed.

The updates were intended to fix a WebKit vulnerability that Apple believed may have been actively exploited. Unfortunately, it seems that the updates inadvertently changed the Safari user agent, causing some websites to break. Users reported issues with Facebook, Instagram, WhatsApp, Zoom, and other websites, which displayed warnings about not being supported on the Safari browser.

The issue was reported on the MacRumors forums, with some users expressing frustration over the broken websites. Apple has not provided an official statement regarding the issue, but it is expected that the company will re-release the updates once the problem has been resolved.

For those who have already installed the updates and are experiencing issues, there is a way to downgrade on iOS. Users can go to Settings > General > About and tap on iOS Version. From there, they can tap on Remove Security Update to revert to the previous version. On Mac, updates can be removed by following the instructions provided by MacRumors.

It is important for users to stay vigilant about installing software updates, as they often contain important security patches. However, issues like these can occasionally arise, highlighting the need for thorough testing before release. Apple is known for its commitment to security, and it is likely that the company will quickly address and resolve this issue.

In the meantime, it is recommended to avoid installing the iOS 16.5.1, iPadOS 16.5.1, and macOS Ventura 13.4.1 updates until Apple re-releases them with the necessary fix. Stay tuned for updates from Apple regarding when the updates will be available again.

In other news, BMW wireless charging has been reported to break the Apple Pay chip on the iPhone 15. Some BMW owners have complained that their iPhone 15’s NFC chip no longer works after charging the device with their vehicle’s wireless charging pad. Apple is yet to provide a statement on this issue, but affected users are advised to avoid charging their iPhones with BMW’s wireless charging pad for now.

Additionally, Apple is set to launch an all-new version of CarPlay later this year. The next-generation CarPlay will offer deeper integration with vehicle functions, support for multiple displays, personalization options, and more. The first vehicles with support for the next-generation CarPlay experience are expected to be announced later in 2023.

Furthermore, the original Apple Watch released in 2015 has now become obsolete. The first-generation “Series 0” Apple Watches are no longer eligible for repairs or service at Apple Stores or Authorized Service Provider locations. Users with these watches may need to consider upgrading to a newer model if they require any support or repairs.

Lastly, Apple plans to address the overheating issue reported by iPhone 15 Pro and iPhone 15 Pro Max users with an upcoming iOS 17 update. The company acknowledges that a bug may be contributing to the problem, along with recent updates to third-party apps. The iOS 17 update is expected to provide a solution to this issue.

It appears that there are several notable developments happening in the Apple ecosystem. Users should stay informed and keep an eye out for further updates from Apple regarding these issues and upcoming releases.

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