10 Years Old iPhone 5S Lives On With A New Security Update From Apple

Apple has rolled out a new security update for the popular iPhone 5S almost a decade after it first went on sale.

The new update, which carries the version number 12.5.7, comes as Apple releases other software updates across its iPhone, iPad, and Mac lineup.

But this update is particularly notable because it fixes a security bug on an iPhone that’s very old indeed — and this from a company that some accuse of making iPhones obsolete before their time.

The new security update is an important one to download and install if you happen to still be using an iPhone 5S, too. Apple says that it could mean “processing maliciously crafted web content may lead to arbitrary code execution.” That’s obviously something that you don’t want to happen.

Apple’s iPhone 5S is the oldest phone to get this security update although it isn’t the only one tor receive it. The iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus are almost as old and they too can now be updated with the same release. We’d suggest that you do exactly that sooner rather than later.

Historically, Apple has been pretty good at releasing new feature updates for its iPhones even when they are no longer the latest and greatest on offer. But security updates are perhaps even more important and it’s always good to see companies like Apple roll them out when needed.

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