New in version 8.3 beta 4

March 25th, 2015
  • Fixed in Beta 4:
  • CarPlay:Outgoing Call Audio and FaceTime Audio may be choppy.
  • Spotlight: 3rd Party keyboards may not be available for selection in Spotlight Search.

New in version 8.2 (March 9th, 2015)

  • This release introduces support for Apple Watch, and also includes improvements to the Health app, increased stability and bug fixes.
  • ALSO ADDRESSES THE FOLLOWING SECURITY ISSUES:
  • CoreTelephony:
  • Available for: iPhone 4s and later, iPod touch (5th generation) and later, iPad 2 and later
  • Impact: A remote attacker can cause a device to unexpectedly restart
  • Description: A null pointer dereference issue existed in CoreTelephony's handling of Class 0 SMS messages. This issue was addressed through improved message validation.
  • CVE-ID: CVE-2015-1063 (Roman Digerberg, Sweden)
  • iCloud Keychain:
  • Available for: iPhone 4s and later, iPod touch (5th generation) and later, iPad 2 and later
  • Impact: An attacker with a privileged network position may be able to execute arbitrary code
  • Description: Multiple buffer overflows existed in the handling of data during iCloud Keychain recovery. These issues were addressed through improved bounds checking.
  • CVE-ID: CVE-2015-1065 (Andrey Belenko of NowSecure)
  • IOSurface:
  • Available for: iPhone 4s and later, iPod touch (5th generation) and later, iPad 2 and later
  • Impact: A malicious application may be able to execute arbitrary code with system privileges
  • Description: A type confusion issue existed in IOSurface's handling of serialized objects. The issue was addressed through additional type checking.
  • CVE-ID: CVE-2015-1061 (Ian Beer of Google Project Zero)
  • MobileStorageMounter:
  • Available for: iPhone 4s and later, iPod touch (5th generation) and later, iPad 2 and later
  • Impact: A malicious application may be able to create folders in trusted locations in the file system
  • Description: An issue existed in the developer disk mounting logic which resulted in invalid disk image folders not being deleted. This was addressed through improved error handling.
  • CVE-ID: CVE-2015-1062 (TaiG Jailbreak Team)
  • Secure Transport:
  • Available for: iPhone 4s and later, iPod touch (5th generation) and later, iPad 2 and later
  • Impact: An attacker with a privileged network position may intercept SSL/TLS connections
  • Description: Secure Transport accepted short ephemeral RSA keys, usually used only in export-strength RSA cipher suites, on connections using full-strength RSA cipher suites. This issue, also
  • known as FREAK, only affected connections to servers which support export-strength RSA cipher suites, and was addressed by removing support for ephemeral RSA keys.
  • CVE-ID: CVE-2015-1067 (Benjamin Beurdouche, Karthikeyan Bhargavan, Antoine Delignat-Lavaud, Alfredo Pironti, and Jean Karim Zinzindohoue of Prosecco at Inria Paris)
  • Springboard:
  • Available for: iPhone 4s and later, iPod touch (5th generation) and later, iPad 2 and later
  • Impact: A person with physical access to the device may be able to see the home screen of the device even if the device is not activated
  • Description: An unexpected application termination during activation could have caused the device to show the home screen. The issue was addressed through improved error handling during activation.
  • CVE-ID: CVE-2015-1064

New in version 8.3 beta 2 (February 24th, 2015)

  • Fixed:
  • The dialog that appears when connecting an iPhone to a CarPlay-compatible car is not functional.
  • A detailed list of all bug fixes and improvements are available at https://developer.apple.com/library/prerelease/ios/releasenotes/General/RN-iOSSDK-8.3/index.html .

New in version 8.3 Beta (February 10th, 2015)

  • A detailed list of all bug fixes and improvements are available at https://developer.apple.com/library/prerelease/ios/releasenotes/General/RN-iOSSDK-8.3/index.html .

New in version 8.2 Beta 5 (February 3rd, 2015)

  • A detailed list of all bug fixes and improvements are available at https://developer.apple.com/library/prerelease/ios/releasenotes/General/RN-iOSSDK-8.2/index.html

New in version 8.1.3 (January 27th, 2015)

  • Reduces the amount of storage required to perform a software update
  • Fixes an issue that prevented some users from entering their Apple ID password for Messages and FaceTime
  • Addresses an issue that caused Spotlight to stop displaying app results
  • Fixes an issue which prevented multitasking gestures from working on iPad
  • Adds new configuration options for education standardized testing

New in version 8.1.2 (December 9th, 2014)

  • This release includes bug fixes and addresses a problem where ringtones purchased through the iTunes Store may have been removed from your device. To restore these ringtones, visit itunes.com/restore-tones from your iOS device.

New in version 8.1.1 (November 17th, 2014)

  • Performance Improvements:
  • This release includes bug fixes, increased stability and performance improvements for iPad 2 and iPhone 4s.

New in version 8.1 (October 20th, 2014)

  • This release includes new features, improvements and bug fixes, including:
  • Apple Pay support for iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus (U.S. only)
  • Photos includes new features, improvements and fixes:
  • Adds iCloud Photo Library as a beta service
  • Adds Camera Roll album in Photos app and My Photo Stream album when iCloud Photo Library is not enabled
  • Provides alerts when running low on space before capturing Time Lapse videos
  • Messages includes new features, improvements and fixes:
  • Adds the ability for iPhone users to send and receive SMS and MMS text messages from their iPad and Mac
  • Resolves an issue where search would sometimes not display results
  • Fixes a bug that caused read messages to not be marked as read
  • Fixes issues with group messaging
  • Resolves issues with Wi-Fi performance that could occur when connected to some base stations
  • Fixes an issue that could prevent connections to Bluetooth hands-free devices
  • Fixes bugs that could cause screen rotation to stop working
  • Adds an option to select between 2G, 3G or LTE networks for cellular data
  • Fixes an issue in Safari where videos would sometimes not play
  • Adds AirDrop support for Passbook passes
  • Adds an option to enable Dictation in Settings for Keyboards, separate from Siri
  • Enables HealthKit apps to access data in the background
  • Accessibility improvements and fixes:
  • Fixes an issue that prevented Guided Access from working properly
  • Fixes a bug where VoiceOver would not work with 3rd party keyboards
  • Improves stability and audio quality when using MFi Hearing Aids with iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus
  • Fixes an issue with VoiceOver where tone dialing would get stuck on a tone until dialing another number
  • Improves reliability when using handwriting, Bluetooth keyboards and Braille displays with VoiceOver
  • Fixes an issue that was preventing the use of OS X Caching Server for iOS updates
  • Some features may not be available for all countries or all areas.

New in version 8.0.2 (September 26th, 2014)

  • Fixes an issue in iOS 8.0.1 that impacted cellular network connectivity and Touch ID on iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus

New in version 8.0.1 (September 25th, 2014)

  • Fixes a bug so HealthKit apps can now be made available in the App Store
  • Addresses an issue where 3rd party keyboards could become deselected when a user enters their passcode
  • Fixes an issue that prevented some apps from accessing photos from the Photo Library
  • Improves the reliability of the Reachability feature on iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus
  • Fixes an issue that could cause unexpected cellular data usage when receiving SMS/MMS Better support of Ask To Buy for Family Sharing for In-App Purchases
  • Fixes an issue where ringtones were sometimes not restored from iCloud backups
  • Fixes a bug that prevented uploading photos and videos from Safari

New in version 8.0 (September 17th, 2014)

  • This update contains hundreds of new features, including the following:
  • Messages improvements:
  • Tap to Talk to send your voice, a video or a photo with just a swipe
  • Group messaging options to name a conversation, add a contact, remove a contact, or leave a conversation
  • New details view with Do Not Disturb, location sharing and attachments view
  • Photos improvements: 
  • Smart editing tools to adjust light and color with a swipe
  • Fine-tune controls to adjust exposure, brightness, contrast, highlights, shadows and more
  • Search by date, location, or album name or use smart suggestions
  • Smart albums for Slo-mo videos, Bursts, Panoramas, and Time-lapse
  • Third-party photo filters and editing tools supported directly in Photos
  • Your photos and metadata from iPhoto will be migrated to Photos. Books, Journals and Slideshows will be converted to albums containing only photos. iPhoto for iOS is not supported on devices running iOS 8 or later.
  • Camera improvements:
  • Time-lapse mode
  • Capture timer
  • Adjust exposure with a simple nudge to lighten or darken a photo prior to capture
  • Burst mode on front facing camera on iPhone 5s
  • Panorama for iPad Air and iPad mini with Retina display
  •    
  •  QuickType keyboard:
  • Predictive typing personalized to your writing style, and customized based on the recipient and the app
  • Predictive is available in English (Australia, Canada, UK, US), French (Canada, France, Switzerland), German (Germany, Switzerland), Italian, Portuguese (Brazil), Spanish, Thai
  • Third-party keyboard support
  • Health:
  • New Health app with easy-to-read dashboard of health and fitness data
  • Ability to share health data with apps to provide a more comprehensive way to manage your health and fitness
  • Add a Medical ID with information about allergies, medical conditions, and more with the option to make accessible from the lock screen
  • Available on iPhone and iPod touch
  • Family Sharing:
  • Share iTunes, iBooks, and App Store purchases with up to six members of your family.
  • Pay for family purchases with a single credit card and approve purchases by children with Ask to Buy
  • Easily share family photos, a family calendar, locations and more 
  • iCloud Drive:
  • Store all your documents in iCloud and access them from your iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Mac, or PC
  • Share the same file across multiple compatible apps
  • Edits you make on one device update on all your devices automatically
  • Continuity features so your iPhone, iPad, and Mac work together more seamlessly:
  • Handoff to continue what you’re doing as you move from one device to another
  • Make and receive calls and send and receive SMS or MMS messages on your iPad or Mac
  • Instant Hotspot to automatically use your cellular connection to get online with your other devices
  • AirDrop compatibility with OS X Yosemite
  • Available on iPhone 5 or later, iPad (4th generation), iPad Air, iPad mini, and iPod touch (5th generation)    
  • Spotlight improvements:
  • Displays suggestions from Wikipedia entries, places nearby, movies (US only), popular web sites, App Store, iTunes Store and iBooks Store 
  • Safari also supports Spotlight suggestions alongside Top Hit and search suggestions 
  • Supported for local languages in US, UK, Austria, Australia, Belgium, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Netherlands, Spain, Switzerland 
  • Mail improvements:
  • Easily jump between drafts and your inbox with a simple swipe down on the draft
  • Intelligent suggestions for Calendar events and Contacts
  • VIP threads
  • Siri improvements:
  • Improvements to responsiveness, reliability and accuracy
  • “Hey, Siri” option to initiate Siri using just your voice when your device is plugged in
  • Streaming voice recognition
  • Works with Shazam to answer “What song is playing?”
  • Purchase content from iTunes Store
  • Safari improvements:
  • DuckDuckGo search engine support
  • Private browsing per tab
  • Subscribe to RSS feeds in Shared Links 
  • Use Camera to scan and enter credit card info
  • Maps improvements:
  • Flyover city tours
  • Maps place cards in Phone and Contacts
  • Inline map view and travel time notifications for Calendar events
  • App Store improvements:
  • New Explore tab for easier category browsing
  • Top trending searches displayed in Search tab
  • Scrolling search results
  • App video previews
  • Editors’ Choice badges
  • Quick access to key contacts in multitasking view
  • Interactive Notifications for Messages, Mail, Calendar, Reminders and enabled third-party apps
  • New Tips app to help you do more with your iOS devices
  • iBooks app built into iOS, now with auto night mode and new organization for book series
  • Podcasts app built into iOS
  • Battery usage by app
  • iCloud Keychain can use saved website passwords to easily sign in to associated apps
  • FaceTime Audio call waiting
  • Rich text editing in Notes
  • Peer-to-peer AirPlay discovery and playback
  • Enterprise features:
  • Expanded data protection to Calendar, Contacts, Messages, Reminders, and Notes in addition to Mail and 3rd-party apps
  • Per message S/MIME email controls
  • Improved UI to make it easier for users to understand the remote management of their device
  • Automatic reply for Exchange
  • Free/busy lookup for Calendar invitations
  • MDM Managed books can be automatically pushed to users
  • Accessibility features:
  • Redesigned Zoom with one-handed control and multiple zoom modes including picture-in-picture
  • Built-in timer and Touch ID support for Guided Access
  • Speak Screen to read out contents of the screen via gesture or Siri command
  • VoiceOver improvements including Alex voice option and Braille input support
  • Multi-device support for MFi hearing aids to seamlessly switch from one paired iOS device to another
  • Features for China:
  • Vector-based maps
  • Turn-by-turn navigation
  • Lunar calendar support
  • Improved predictive input
  • Improved weather data
  • Expanded language support:
  • Dictation support for 22 additional languages: Croatian, Catalan, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, Greek, Hungarian, Indonesian, Malay, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese (Brazil), Portuguese (Portugal), Romanian, Russian, Slovakian, Swedish, Thai, Turkish, Ukrainian, Vietnamese
  • New keyboards for English (India), Bengali, Filipino, Marathi, Slovenian, and Urdu
  • Hindi localization 
  • Definitions of a selected word for additional languages: Russian, Portuguese (Brazil), Thai, Turkish
  • Spanish-English bilingual dictionary
  • Spell check for Turkish
  • Hebrew language support for Text to Speech and VoiceOver
  • New developer capabilities including:
  • Extensibility, giving apps new sharing options and the ability to create widgets, photo filters and editing tools in Photos, and 3rd-party keyboards
  • Metal, a new graphics technology for game providers to bring console-class 3D games to mobile devices
  • SpriteKit and SceneKit for improved 2D and 3D games
  • HomeKit, a new way for you to control supported devices in your home using Siri
  • Touch ID support so you can sign in to third-party apps with just your fingerprint
  • CloudKit, offering a complete and scaleable back-end solution helping developers eliminate the need for writing server code and maintaining servers
  • Bug fixes
  • Some features may not be available for all countries or all areas.

New in version 7.1.2 (July 1st, 2014)

  • Contains bug fixes and security updates, including:
  • Improves iBeacon connectivity and stability
  • Fixes a bug with data transfer for some 3rd party accessories, including bar code scanners
  • Corrects an issue with data protection class of Mail attachments

New in version 7.1.1 (April 22nd, 2014)

  • Contains improvements, bug fixes and security updates, including:
  • Further improvements to Touch ID fingerprint recognition
  • Fixes a bug that could impact keyboard responsiveness
  • Fixes an issue when using Bluetooth keyboards with VoiceOver enabled

New in version 7.1 (March 10th, 2014)

  • CarPlay:
  • iOS experience designed for the car
  • Simply connect your iPhone to a CarPlay enabled vehicle
  • Supports Phone, Music, Maps, Messages, and 3rd-party audio apps
  • Control with Siri and the car's touchscreen, knobs, and buttons
  • Siri:
  • Manually control when Siri listens by holding down the home button while you speak and releasing it when you're done as an alternative to letting Siri automatically notice when you stop talking
  • New, more natural sounding male and female voices for Mandarin Chinese, UK English, Australian English, and Japanese
  • iTunes Radio:
  • Search field above Featured Stations to easily create stations based on your favorite artist or song
  • Buy albums with the tap of a button from Now Playing
  • Subscribe to iTunes Match on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch to enjoy iTunes Radio ad-free
  • Calendar:
  • Option to display events in month view
  • Country specific holidays automatically added for many countries
  • Accessibility:
  • Bold font option now includes the keyboard, calculator, and many icon glyphs
  • Reduce Motion option now includes Weather, Messages, and multitasking UI animations
  • New options to display button shapes, darken app colors, and reduce white point
  • Other:
  • New Camera setting to automatically enable HDR for iPhone 5s
  • iCloud Keychain support in additional countries
  • FaceTime call notifications are automatically cleared when you answer a call on another device
  • Fixes a bug that could occasionally cause a home screen crash
  • Improves Touch ID fingerprint recognition
  • Improved performance for iPhone 4
  • Fixes display of Mail unread badge for numbers greater than 10,000
  • Continued user interface refinements

New in version 7.0.6 (February 22nd, 2014)

  • This security update, available for iPhone 4 and later, iPod touch (5th generation), iPad 2 and later, provides a fix for SSL connection verification.
  • Addresses the following data security issue:
  • Impact: An attacker with a privileged network position may capture or modify data in sessions protected by SSL/TLS
  • Description: Secure Transport failed to validate the authenticity of the connection. This issue was addressed by restoring missing validation steps.
  • CVE-ID: CVE-2014-1266

New in version 7.0.5 (January 29th, 2014)

  • Corrects network provisioning for some iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c models sold in China.

New in version 7.0.4 (November 14th, 2013)

  • Bug fixes and improvements, including a fix for an issue that causes FaceTime calls to fail for some users.

New in version 7.0.3 (October 22nd, 2013)

  • Adds iCloud Keychain to keep track of your account names, passwords, and credit card numbers across all your approved devices
  • Adds Password Generator so Safari can suggest unique, hard-to-guess passwords for your online accounts
  • Updates lock screen to delay display of "slide to unlock" when Touch ID is in use
  • Adds back the ability to search the web and Wikipedia from Spotlight search
  • Fixes an issue where iMessage failed to send for some users
  • Fixes a bug that could prevent iMessage from activating
  • Improves system stability when using iWork apps
  • Fixes an accelerometer calibration issue
  • Addresses an issue that could cause Siri and VoiceOver to use a lower quality voice
  • Fixes a bug that could allow someone to bypass the Lock screen passcode
  • Enhances the Reduce Motion setting to minimize both motion and animation
  • Fixes an issue that could cause VoiceOver input to be too sensitive
  • Updates the Bold Text setting to also change dial pad text
  • Fixes an issue that could cause supervised devices to become un-supervised when updating software

New in version 7.0.2 (September 26th, 2013)

  • Fixes bugs that could allow someone to bypass the Lock screen passcode
  • Reintroduces a Greek keyboard option for passcode entry
  • FIXED THESE ISSUES:
  • Passcode Lock:
  • Available for: iPhone 4 and later
  • Impact: A person with physical access to the device may be able to make calls to any number
  • Description: A NULL dereference existed in the lock screen which would cause it to restart if the emergency call button was tapped repeatedly. While the lock screen was restarting, the call dialer could not get the lock screen state and assumed the device was unlocked, and so allowed non-emergency numbers to be dialed. This issue was addressed by avoiding the NULL dereference.
  • CVE-ID: CVE-2013-5160 : Karam Daoud of PART - Marketing & Business
  • Development, Andrew Chung, Mariusz Rysz
  • Passcode Lock:
  • Available for: iPhone 4 and later, iPod touch (5th generation) and later, iPad 2 and later
  • Impact: A person with physical access to the device may be able to see recently used apps, see, edit, and share photos
  • Description: The list of apps you opened could be accessed during some transitions while the device was locked, and the Camera app could be opened while the device was locked.
  • CVE-ID: CVE-2013-5161 : videosdebarraquito

New in version 7.0.1 (September 20th, 2013)

  • This update contains bug fixes and improvements for iPhone 5c and iPhone 5s

New in version 7.0 (September 20th, 2013)

  • New design:
  • Redesigned interface updates the entire system and every built-in app
  • Subtle motion and animation; layers and translucency provide depth
  • Elegant new color palette and refined typography
  • Updated system sounds and ringtones
  • Control Center:
  • Quick access to commonly used controls and apps with a swipe up from the bottom of the screen
  • Turn on & off Airplane Mode, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, Do Not Disturb; adjust screen brightness; access media controls; turn on AirPlay and AirDrop
  • Quickly access flashlight, timer, calculator, camera and music controls
  • Notification Center improvements:
  • New Today view gives you an overview of your day, including weather, calendar, and stocks
  • Notifications dismissed on one device dismisses across all your devices
  • Multitasking improvements:
  • Preview screens of open apps when you switch between them
  • Permits any app to keep content up to date in the background
  • Camera improvements:
  • Swipe through different camera modes – video, still photo, square aspect, and panorama
  • Real-time photo filters with iPhone 4S or later, and iPod touch (5th generation)
  • Photos improvements:
  • Automatically organizes your photos and videos based on time and location into Moments
  • iCloud Photo Sharing supports multiple contributors and videos, plus a new Activity view
  • Add photo filter effects
  • Flickr and Vimeo support
  • AirDrop:
  • Quickly and easily share content with people nearby
  • Securely encrypted transfers with no network or setup required
  • Supported on iPhone 5, iPad (4th generation), iPad mini, and iPod touch (5th generation) and requires an iCloud account
  • Safari improvements:
  • New iPhone tab view that lets you easily switch between open web pages
  • Unified smart search field for both search terms and web addresses
  • Shared Links shows web pages shared by people you follow on Twitter
  • iTunes Radio:
  • Streaming radio service
  • Pick from over 250 featured and genre-focused stations
  • Start your own station from your favorite artist or song
  • Siri improvements:
  • New, more natural sounding male and female voices for US English, French and German
  • Integrated Wikipedia, Twitter search, and Bing web search results
  • Change settings including Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and brightness
  • Supported on iPhone 4S, iPhone 5, iPad with Retina display, iPad mini, and iPod touch (5th generation)
  • App Store improvements:
  • See apps relevant to your current location with Popular Near Me
  • Discover age-appropriate apps in the Kids category
  • Keep your apps up to date automatically
  • Find My iPhone Activation Lock:
  • Turning off Find My iPhone, erasing your device, reactivation, and signing out of iCloud requires your Apple ID password
  • A custom message can be displayed on your device even after a remote erase
  • iTunes Store improvements:
  • Preview and buy songs you've heard on iTunes Radio while inside the iTunes Store
  • Add to, and shop from, your iTunes Wish List
  • Scan code with camera to redeem iTunes Gift Cards
  • Music improvements:
  • Play music purchases from iCloud
  • Rotate your iPhone or iPod touch to browse your music with the Album Wall
  • Videos improvements:
  • Play movie and TV show purchases from iCloud
  • View similar movies and TV shows from Related
  • Maps improvements:
  • Turn-by-turn walking directions
  • Automatic night mode
  • Bookmarks shared across devices via iCloud
  • Mail improvements:
  • New Smart Mailboxes, including Unread, Attachments, All Drafts and To or CC
  • Improved search
  • View PDF annotations
  • FaceTime audio calling
  • Block unwanted Phone, Messages and FaceTime callers
  • Support for sending long MMS messages
  • Pull down on any Home Screen to reveal Spotlight search
  • Scan to acquire Passbook passes
  • New ringtones, alarms, alerts and system sounds
  • Definitions of a selected word for additional languages: Italian, Korean, and Dutch
  • Inclinometer in the Compass app
  • Wi-Fi HotSpot 2.0 support
  • Accessibility features:
  • Individuals with limited physical motor skills can now control their device using Switch Control
  • Customize closed caption style
  • Handwriting input support in VoiceOver
  • Math input support using Nemeth Braille in VoiceOver
  • Select from multiple premium voices for speak selection and VoiceOver
  • Support for Made for iPhone Hearing Aids and stereo audio for iPhone 5 and iPod touch (5th generation)
  • Enterprise features:
  • Manage which apps and accounts are used to open documents and attachments
  • Per App VPN
  • App Store license management
  • Enterprise single sign-on
  • Remote configuration of managed apps
  • Automatic data protection for third-party apps
  • Exchange Notes syncing
  • Install custom fonts
  • New management queries and restrictions
  • Education features:
  • Mobile device management for Apple TV
  • Request AirPlay Mirroring from a student device to Apple TV
  • Pre-configure AirPlay destinations and AirPrint printers
  • Streamlined MDM enrollment
  • Ability to restrict changes to accounts
  • Web content filtering
  • Authorized apps can initiate single app mode
  • Configure accessibility settings for single app mode
  • Features for China:
  • Tencent Weibo integration
  • Chinese-English bilingual dictionary
  • Improved handwriting input with improved accuracy, stroke order independence and support for simultaneous multiple character input
  • Bug fixes

New in version 6.1.4 (May 3rd, 2013)

  • Updated audio profile for speakerphone

New in version 6.1.3 (March 19th, 2013)

  • This update contains improvements and bug fixes, including:
  • Fixes a bug that could allow someone to bypass the passcode and access the Phone app
  • Improvements to Maps in Japan

New in version 6.1.2 (February 19th, 2013)

  • Fixes an Exchange calendar bug that could result in increased network activity and reduced battery life.

New in version 6.1.1 (February 11th, 2013)

  • Fixes an issue that could impact cellular performance and reliability for iPhone 4S.

New in version 6.1 (January 28th, 2013)

  • LTE support for more carriers (complete list of supported carriers at www.apple.com/iphone/LTE/)
  • Purchase movie tickets through Fandango with Siri (USA only)
  • iTunes Match subscribers can now download individual songs from iCloud
  • New button to reset the Advertising Identifier

New in version 6.0.2 (December 19th, 2012)

  • NOTE: Available ONLY for iPhone 5.
  • Fixes a bug that could impact Wi-Fi.

New in version 6.0.1 (November 1st, 2012)

  • Fixes a bug that prevents iPhone 5 from installing software updates wirelessly over the air
  • Fixes a bug where horizontal lines may be displayed across the keyboard
  • Fixes an issue that could cause camera flash to not go off
  • Improves reliability of iPhone 5 and iPod touch (5th generation) when connected to encrypted WPA2 Wi-Fi networks
  • Resolves an issue that prevents iPhone from using the cellular network in some instances
  • Consolidated the Use Cellular Data switch for iTunes Match
  • Fixes a Passcode Lock bug which sometimes allowed access to Passbook pass details from lock screen
  • Fixes a bug affecting Exchange meetings

New in version 6.0 (September 19th, 2012)

  • Maps:
  • Apple designed vector based maps
  • Turn-by-turn navigation with spoken directions on  iPhone 5, iPhone 4S, iPad Wi-Fi + Cellular (2nd and 3rd generation)
  • Real-time traffic information
  • Flyover for photo-realistic, interactive 3D views of major metro areas on iPhone 5, iPhone 4S, iPad (3rd generation), and iPod touch (5th generation)
  • Local search results with Yelp photos, ratings, reviews, and available deals
  • Siri integration for requesting directions and finding places along a route
  • Siri improvements:
  • Sports: scores, player stats, game schedules, team rosters, and league standings for baseball, basketball, football, soccer and hockey
  • Movies: trailers, showtimes, reviews and facts
  • Restaurants: reservations, reviews, photos and information
  • Send a Tweet
  • Post on Facebook
  • App launch
  • Eyes Free in supported automobiles
  • Local search available in Siri supported countries (availability may be limited during initial rollout)
  • Additional country and language support for Canada (English and Canadian French), China (Mandarin), Hong Kong (Cantonese), Italy (Italian), Korea (Korean), Mexico (Spanish), Spain (Spanish), Switzerland (Italian, French, German), Taiwan (Mandarin), US (Spanish)
  • Supported on iPhone 5, iPhone 4S, iPad (3rd generation) and iPod touch (5th generation)
  • Facebook integration:
  • Single sign-on from Settings
  • Post from Photos, Safari, Maps, App Store, iTunes, Game Center, Notification Center and Siri
  • Add location and choose audience for any post
  • View up-to-date Facebook profile photos and contact information in Contacts
  • View Facebook events and birthdays in Calendar
  • Like content and see your friends' Likes in App Store and iTunes Store
  • Shared Photo Streams:
  • Share selected photos with the people you choose
  • Friends can view shared photos in Photos app, iPhoto and Apple TV
  • Friends can like and make comments on individual photos
  • Passbook:
  • One place for boarding passes, store cards, movie tickets and other passes
  • Barcode display for boarding flights, buying coffee, getting into movies and other actions
  • Passes displayed on Lock Screen based on time or location
  • Passes can be automatically updated
  • Supported on iPhone and iPod touch
  • FaceTime improvements:
  • FaceTime over cellular support for iPhone 5, iPhone 4S and iPad Wi-Fi + Cellular (3rd generation)
  • Receive FaceTime calls, sent to your iPhone number, on your iPad and iPod touch
  • Phone improvements:
  • Do Not Disturb to suppress incoming calls and notifications
  • 'Reply with message' option when declining a call
  • 'Remind me later' option based on time or location when declining a call
  • Mail improvements:
  • VIP mailbox to quickly access mail from important people
  • Flagged email mailbox
  • Insert photos and videos when composing email
  • Open password protected Office docs
  • Pull down to refresh mailboxes
  • Per account signatures
  • Safari improvements:
  • iCloud tabs to see open pages on all your devices
  • Offline Reading List
  • Photo upload support
  • Full screen landscape view on iPhone and iPod touch
  • Smart app banners
  • JavaScript performance improvements
  • App Store and iTunes Store improvements:
  • Updated store design
  • iTunes Preview history
  • Complete my season
  • Complete my album
  • Game Center improvements:
  • Challenge friends to beat high scores and achievements
  • Post high-scores and achievements to Facebook and Twitter
  • Friend recommendations based on your Facebook friends
  • Accessibility improvements:
  • Guided Access to limit device to one app or restrict touch input on certain areas of the screen
  • VoiceOver integration with Maps, AssistiveTouch and Zoom
  • Support for Made for iPhone Hearing Aids for iPhone 5 and iPhone 4S
  • Improved privacy controls for Contacts, Calendars, Reminders, Photos and data shared over Bluetooth
  • Reminders can be reordered in the Reminders app
  • Custom vibrations for alerts on iPhone
  • Clock app for iPad
  • Clock alarm with song
  • Search all fields in Contacts
  • Automatic movie mode for improved video sound quality
  • Definitions of a selected word for Chinese, French, German and Spanish
  • New keyboard layouts for French, German, Turkish, Catalan, Arabic and Icelandic
  • Keyboard shortcuts shared across devices via iCloud
  • Bluetooth MAP support
  • Global network proxy for HTTP
  • Features for China:
  • Baidu web search
  • Sina Weibo integration
  • Share videos to Tudou
  • Share videos to Youku
  • Improved text input for handwriting and Pinyin
  • Bug fixes

New in version 5.1.1 (May 7th, 2012)

  • Improves reliability of using HDR option for photos taken using the Lock Screen shortcut
  • Addresses bugs that could prevent the new iPad from switching between 2G and 3G networks
  • Fixes bugs that affected AirPlay video playback in some circumstances
  • Improved reliability for syncing Safari bookmarks and Reading List
  • Fixes an issue where 'Unable to purchase' alert could be displayed after successful purchase

New in version 5.1 (March 7th, 2012)

  • Japanese language support for Siri (availability may be limited during initial rollout)
  • Photos can now be deleted from Photo Stream
  • Camera shortcut now always visible on Lock Screen for iPhone 4S, iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS and iPod touch (4th generation)
  • Camera face detection now highlights all detected faces
  • Redesigned Camera app for iPad
  • Genius Mixes and Genius playlists for iTunes Match subscribers
  • Audio for TV shows and movies on iPad optimized to sound louder and clearer
  • Podcast controls for playback speed and a 30 second rewind for iPad
  • Updated AT&T network indicator
  • Addresses bugs affecting battery life
  • Fixes an issue that occasionally caused audio to drop for outgoing calls

New in version 5.0.1 Build 9A406 (December 16th, 2011)

  • Fixes the following behaviors:
  • "Invalid SIM" or "No SIM Card installed" alert appears intermittently.
  • Status bar displays "No Service" or "Searching" in a location with good network coverage.

New in version 5.0.1 (November 10th, 2011)

  • iOS 5.0.1 Software Update is now available and it:
  • fixes bugs affecting battery life
  • resolves bugs with Documents in the Cloud
  • improves voice recognition for Australian users using dictation
  • It also addresses the following:
  • CFNetwork:
  • Available for: iOS 3.0 through 5.0 for iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4 and iPhone 4S, iOS 3.1 through 5.0 for iPod touch (3rd generation) and later, iOS 3.2 through 5.0 for iPad, iOS 4.3 through 5.0 for iPad 2
  • Impact: Visiting a maliciously crafted website may lead to the disclosure of sensitive information
  • Description: An issue existed in CFNetwork's handling of maliciously crafted URLs. When accessing a maliciously crafted HTTP or HTTPS URL, CFNetwork could navigate to an incorrect server.
  • CVE-ID CVE-2011-3246 : Erling Ellingsen of Facebook
  • CoreGraphics:
  • Available for: iOS 3.0 through 5.0 for iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4 and iPhone 4S, iOS 3.1 through 5.0 for iPod touch (3rd generation) and later, iOS 3.2 through 5.0 for iPad, iOS 4.3 through 5.0 for iPad 2
  • Impact: Viewing a document containing a maliciously crafted font may lead to arbitrary code execution
  • Description: Multiple memory corruption issues existed in FreeType, the most serious of which may lead to arbitrary code execution when processing a maliciously crafted font.
  • CVE-ID CVE-2011-3439 : Apple
  • Data Security:
  • Available for: iOS 3.0 through 5.0 for iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4 and iPhone 4S, iOS 3.1 through 5.0 for iPod touch (3rd generation) and later, iOS 3.2 through 5.0 for iPad, iOS 4.3 through 5.0 for iPad 2
  • Impact: An attacker with a privileged network position may intercept user credentials or other sensitive information
  • Description: Two certificate authorities in the list of trusted root certificates have independently issued intermediate certificates to DigiCert Malaysia. DigiCert Malaysia has issued certificates with weak keys that it is unable to revoke. An attacker with a privileged network position could intercept user credentials or other sensitive information intended for a site with a certificate issued by DigiCert Malaysia. This issue is addressed by configuring default system trust settings so that DigiCert Malaysia's certificates are not trusted. We would like to acknowledge Bruce Morton of Entrust, Inc. for reporting this issue.
  • Kernel:
  • Available for: iOS 3.0 through 5.0 for iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4 and iPhone 4S, iOS 3.1 through 5.0 for iPod touch (3rd generation) and later, iOS 3.2 through 5.0 for iPad, iOS 4.3 through 5.0 for iPad 2
  • Impact: An application may execute unsigned code
  • Description: A logic error existed in the mmap system call's checking of valid flag combinations. This issue may lead to a bypass of codesigning checks. This issue does not affect devices running iOS prior to version 4.3. CVE-ID CVE-2011-3442 : Charlie Miller of Accuvant Labs
  • libinfo:
  • Available for: iOS 3.0 through 5.0 for iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4 and iPhone 4S, iOS 3.1 through 5.0 for iPod touch (3rd generation) and later, iOS 3.2 through 5.0 for iPad, iOS 4.3 through 5.0 for iPad 2
  • Impact: Visiting a maliciously crafted website may lead to the disclosure of sensitive information
  • Description: An issue existed in libinfo's handling of DNS name lookups. When resolving a maliciously crafted hostname, libinfo could return an incorrect result.
  • CVE-ID CVE-2011-3441 : Erling Ellingsen of Facebook, Per Johansson of Blocket AB
  • Passcode Lock:
  • Available for: iOS 4.3 through 5.0 for iPad 2
  • Impact: A person with physical access to a locked iPad 2 may be able to access some of the user's data Description: When a Smart Cover is opened while iPad 2 is confirming power off in the locked state, the iPad does not request a passcode. This allows some access to the iPad, but data protected by Data Protection is inaccessible and apps cannot be launched.
  • CVE-ID CVE-2011-3440

New in version 5.0 (October 12th, 2011)

  • Notifications:
  • Swipe from the top of any screen to view notifications in one place with Notification Center
  • New notifications appear briefly at the top of the screen
  • View notifications from lock screen
  • Slide the notification app icon to the right on the lock screen to go directly to the app
  • iMessage:
  • Send and receive unlimited text, photo, and video messages with other iOS 5 users
  • Track messages with delivery and read receipts
  • Group messaging and secure encryption
  • Works over cellular network and Wi-Fi
  • Newsstand:
  • Automatically organizes magazine and newspaper subscriptions on Home Screen
  • Displays the cover of the latest issue
  • Background downloads of new issues 
  • Reminders for managing to do lists:
  • Syncs with iCloud, iCal and Outlook
  • Location-based reminders when you leave or arrive at a location for iPhone 4S and iPhone 4
  • Built-in support for Twitter:
  • Sign-in once in Settings and tweet directly from Camera, Photos, Maps, Safari and YouTube
  • Add location to any tweet
  • View twitter profile pictures and usernames in Contacts
  • Camera improvements for devices with cameras:
  • Double click the home button when device is asleep to bring up a camera shortcut on iPhone 4S, iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS and iPod touch (4th generation)
  • Volume Up button to take a picture
  • Optional grid lines to line up shots
  • Pinch to zoom in the preview screen
  • Swipe to camera roll from preview screen
  • Tap and hold to lock focus and exposure, iPad 2 and iPod touch (4th generation) only support exposure lock
  • Photo improvements for devices with cameras:
  • Crop and rotate
  • Red eye removal
  • One tap enhance
  • Organize photos into albums
  • Mail improvements:
  • Format text using bold, italic, or underlined fonts
  • Indentation control
  • Drag to rearrange names in address fields
  • Flag messages
  • Mass mark messages as flagged, read or unread
  • Customize mail alert sounds
  • S/MIME
  • Calendar improvements:
  • Year view on iPad and new Week view for iPhone and iPod touch
  • Tap to create an event
  • View and add event attachments
  • Game Center improvements:
  • Use personal photos for your Game Center account
  • Compare your overall achievement scores with your friends
  • Find new Game Center friends with friend recommendations and friends of friends
  • Discover new games with custom game recommendations
  • AirPlay Mirroring for iPad 2 and iPhone 4S
  • Multitasking Gestures for iPad:
  • Use four or five fingers to pinch to the Home Screen
  • Swipe up to reveal the multitasking bar
  • Swipe left or right to switch between apps
  • On-device setup, activation and configuration with Setup Assistant
  • Software updates available over the air without tethering
  • iCloud support:
  • iTunes in the Cloud
  • Photo Stream
  • Documents in the Cloud
  • Apps and Books automatic download and purchase history
  • Backup
  • Contacts, Calendar, and Mail
  • Find My iPhone
  • Redesigned Music app for iPad:
  • Hourly weather forecast
  • Real-time stock quotes
  • Wireless sync to iTunes
  • Keyboard improvements:
  • Split keyboard for iPad
  • Improved autocorrection accuracy
  • Improved Chinese and Japanese input
  • New Emoji keyboard
  • Personal dictionary for autocorrection
  • Optionally create keyboard short cuts for frequently used words
  • Accessibility improvements:
  • Option to light LED flash on incoming calls and alerts for iPhone 4S and iPhone 4
  • Custom vibration patterns for incoming calls on iPhone
  • New interface for using iOS with mobility-impairment input devices
  • Option to speak a selection of text
  • Custom element labeling for VoiceOver
  • Exchange ActiveSync improvements:
  • Wirelessly sync tasks
  • Mark messages as flagged, read or unread
  • Improved offline support
  • Save a new contact from a GAL service
  • More than 1,500 new developer APIs
  • Bug fixes

New in version 4.3.5 (July 26th, 2011)

  • Fixes a security vulnerability with certificate validation.
  • Products compatible with this software update:
  • iPhone 4 (GSM model)
  • iPhone 3GS
  • iPad 2
  • iPad
  • iPod touch (4th generation)
  • iPod touch (3rd generation)

New in version 4.2.10 (July 26th, 2011)

  • Fixes a security vulnerability with certificate validation.
  • Products compatible with this software update:
  • iPhone 4 (CDMA model)

New in version 4.3.4 (July 15th, 2011)

  • Fixes security vulnerabilities associated with viewing malicious PDF files:
  • CoreGraphics CVE-2010-3855:
  • Available for: iOS 3.0 through 4.3.3 for iPhone 3GS and iPhone 4 (GSM), iOS 3.1 through 4.3.3 for iPod touch (3rd generation) and later
  • Impact: Viewing a maliciously crafted PDF file may lead to an unexpected application termination or arbitrary code execution
  • Description: A buffer overflow exists in FreeType's handling of TrueType font files. Viewing a maliciously crafted PDF file may lead to an unexpected application termination or arbitrary code execution.
  • CoreGraphics CVE-2011-0226:
  • Available for: iOS 3.0 through 4.3.3 for iPhone 3GS and iPhone 4 (GSM), iOS 3.1 through 4.3.3 for iPod touch (3rd generation) and later
  • Impact: Viewing a maliciously crafted PDF file may lead to an unexpected application termination or arbitrary code execution
  • Description: A signedness issue exists in FreeType's handling of Type 1 fonts. Viewing a maliciously crafted PDF file may lead to an unexpected application termination or arbitrary code execution.
  • IOMobileFrameBuffer CVE-2011-0227:
  • Available for: iOS 3.0 through 4.3.3 for iPhone 3GS and iPhone 4 (GSM), iOS 3.1 through 4.3.3 for iPod touch (3rd generation) and later
  • Impact: Malicious code running as the user may gain system privileges
  • Description: An invalid type conversion issue exists in the use of IOMobileFrameBuffer queueing primitives, which may allow malicious code running as the user to gain system privileges.

New in version 4.2.9 (July 15th, 2011)

  • Fixes security vulnerabilities associated with viewing malicious PDF files:
  • CoreGraphics CVE-2010-3855:
  • Available for: iOS 4.2.5 through 4.2.8 for iPhone 4 (CDMA)
  • Impact: Viewing a maliciously crafted PDF file may lead to an unexpected application termination or arbitrary code execution
  • Description: A buffer overflow exists in FreeType's handling of TrueType font files. Viewing a maliciously crafted PDF file may lead to an unexpected application termination or arbitrary code execution.
  • CoreGraphics CVE-2011-0226:
  • Available for: iOS 4.2.5 through 4.2.8 for iPhone 4 (CDMA)
  • Impact: Viewing a maliciously crafted PDF file may lead to an unexpected application termination or arbitrary code execution
  • Description: A signedness issue exists in FreeType's handling of Type 1 fonts. Viewing a maliciously crafted PDF file may lead to an unexpected application termination or arbitrary code execution.
  • IOMobileFrameBuffer CVE-2011-0227:
  • Available for: iOS 4.2.5 through 4.2.8 for iPhone 4 (CDMA)
  • Impact: Malicious code running as the user may gain system privileges
  • Description: An invalid type conversion issue exists in the use of IOMobileFrameBuffer queueing primitives, which may allow malicious code running as the user to gain system privileges.

New in version 4.2.8 (May 5th, 2011)

  • Reduces the size of the cache
  • No longer backs the cache up to iTunes
  • Deletes the cache entirely when Location Services is turned off
  • Products compatible with this software update:
  • iPhone 4 (CDMA model)

New in version 4.3.3 (May 4th, 2011)

  • Reduces the size of the cache
  • No longer backs the cache up to iTunes
  • Deletes the cache entirely when Location Services is turned off
  • Products compatible with this software update:
  • iPhone 4 (GSM model)
  • iPhone 3GS
  • iPad 2
  • iPad
  • iPod touch (4th generation)
  • iPod touch (3rd generation)

New in version 4.3.2 (April 14th, 2011)

  • Fixes an issue that occasionally caused blank or frozen video during a FaceTime call
  • Fixes an issue that prevented some international users from connecting to 3G networks on iPad Wi-Fi + 3G
  • Contains the latest security updates
  • Products compatible with this software update:
  • iPhone 4 (GSM model)
  • iPhone 3GS
  • iPad 2
  • iPad
  • iPod touch (4th generation)
  • iPod touch (3rd generation)

New in version 4.3.1 (March 25th, 2011)

  • This update contains improvements and other bug fixes including:
  • Fixes an occasional graphics glitch on iPod touch (4th generation)
  • Resolves bugs related to activating and connecting to some cellular networks
  • Fixes image flicker when using Apple Digital AV Adapter with some TVs
  • Resolves an issue authenticating with some enterprise web services
  • Products compatible with this software update:
  • iPhone 4 (GSM model)
  • iPhone 3GS
  • iPad 2
  • iPad
  • iPod touch (4th generation)
  • iPod touch (3rd generation)

New in version 4.3 (March 9th, 2011)

  • Personal Hotspot:
  • Share iPhone 4 cellular data connection with up to 5 devices (combination of up to 3 Wi-Fi, 3 Bluetooth, and 1 USB)
  • iTunes Home Sharing:
  • Play music, movies and TV shows from a shared iTunes library on a Mac or PC (requires iTunes 10.2)
  • New AirPlay features:
  • Play videos from the Photos app including the Camera Roll album, iTunes previews, enabled third-party apps and websites on Apple TV
  • Play slideshows from Photos on Apple TV using  transitions available on Apple TV
  • Faster Safari performance with Apple Nitro JavaScript engine
  • HD video out using the Apple Digital AV Adapter:
  • View 720p HD videos from Videos app, iPod app, Photos, YouTube, Safari, Keynote, and enabled third-party apps on an HDMI display
  • Ping features:
  • Push notifications for comments and follow requests
  • Post and Like songs directly from the Now Playing screen
  • Parental controls
  • New Settings:
  • Messages setting for number of times to repeat an alert
  • iPad side switch setting to lock screen rotation or mute audio notifications and sound effects
  • Single tap conference call dialing with a pause to send a passcode
  • Bug fixes

New in version 4.2.6 (February 1st, 2011)

  • Includes new Personal Hotspot capabilities allowing customers to use CDMA iPhone 4 devices to connect up to five Wi-Fi enabled device.

New in version 4.2.1 (November 23rd, 2010)

  • Applies all features from the unreleased iOS 4.2 update
  • You can now change the font size of text in Calendar from the Accessibility settings
  • Fixes intermittent Wi-Fi issues in the unreleased iOS 4.2 update
  • Fixes the VoIP issues in iOS 4.2 update

New in version 4.2 (November 23rd, 2010)

  • FaceTime improvements
  • Web page text search in Safari
  • New: Fonts settings in Notes
  • AirPrint and AirPlay
  • New: SMS/MMS text tones and the ability to use custom tones for your contacts
  • Parental controls
  • Added .ics files importing capabilities to Calendar
  • Other bug fixes

New in version 4.1 (September 9th, 2010)

  • High dynamic range (HDR) photos on iPhone 4
  • Support for TV show rentals on iTunes
  • Ability to upload HD videos to YouTube and MobileMe over Wi-Fi on iPhone 4
  • Additional support for AVRCP-supported accessories, including next & previous track control
  • FaceTime calling directly from Favorites
  • Game Center:
  • Send and receive friend requests
  • Invite friends to multi-player games over the Internet
  • Play multi-player games by auto-matching with other players
  • View Leaderboards and Achievements
  • Discover new games from friends
  • Bug fixes, including:
  • iPhone 4 proximity sensor performance
  • iPhone 3G performance
  • Nike+iPod fixes
  • Bluetooth improvements

New in version 4.0.2 (August 12th, 2010)

  • Fixes security vulnerability associated with viewing malicious PDF files.

New in version 4.0.1 (July 16th, 2010)

  • Improves the formula to determine how many bars of signal strength to display.

New in version 4.0 (June 21st, 2010)

  • Multitasking support for third-party apps:
  • Multitasking user interface to quickly move between apps
  • Support for audio apps to play in the background
  • VoIP apps can receive and maintain calls in the background or when device is asleep
  • Apps can monitor location and take action while running in the background
  • Alerts and messages can be pushed to apps using push and local notifications
  • Apps can complete tasks in the background
  • Folders to better organize and access apps
  • Home screen Wallpaper
  • Mail improvements:
  • Unified inbox to view emails from all accounts in one place
  • Fast inbox switching to quickly switch between different email accounts
  • Threaded messages to view multiple emails from the same conversation
  • Attachments can be opened with compatible third-party apps
  • Search results can now be filed or deleted
  • Option to select size of photo attachments
  • Messages in the Outbox can be edited or deleted
  • Support for iBooks and iBookstore (available from the App Store)
  • Photo and Camera improvements:
  • 5x digital zoom when taking a photo
  • Tap to focus during video recording
  • Ability to sync Faces from iPhoto
  • Geo-tagged photos appear on a map in Photos
  • Ability to create and edit playlists on device
  • Calendar invitations can be sent and accepted wirelessly with supported CalDAV servers
  • Support for MobileMe calendar sharing
  • Suggestions and recent searches appear during a web search
  • Searchable SMS/MMS messages
  • Spotlight search can be continued on web and Wikipedia
  • Enhanced location privacy:
  • New Location Services icon in the status bar
  • Indication of which apps have requested your location in the last 24 hours
  • Location Services can be toggled on or off for individual apps
  • Automatic spellcheck
  • Support for Bluetooth keyboards
  • iPod out to navigate music, podcasts and audiobooks through an iPod interface with compatible cars
  • Support for iTunes gifting of apps
  • Wireless notes syncing with IMAP-based mail accounts
  • Persistent WiFi connection to receive push notifications
  • New setting for turning on/off cellular data only
  • Option to display the character count while composing new SMS/MMS
  • Visual Voicemail messages can be kept locally even if they have been deleted from the server
  • Control to lock portrait orientation
  • Audio playback controls for iPod and third-party audio apps
  • New languages, dictionaries and keyboards
  • Accessibility enhancements
  • Bluetooth improvements
  • Better data protection using the device passcode as an encryption key (Requires full restore.)
  • Support for third-party Mobile Device Management solutions
  • Enables wireless distribution of enterprise applications
  • Exchange Server 2010 compatibility
  • Support for multiple Exchange ActiveSync accounts
  • Support for Juniper Junos Pulse and Cisco AnyConnect SSL VPN apps (available from the App Store)
  • More than 1,500 new developer APIs
  • Bug fixes
  • Products compatible with this software update:
  • iPhone 3G
  • iPhone 3GS
  • iPhone 4
  • iPod touch 2nd generation
  • iPod touch 3rd generation (late 2009 models with 32GB or 64GB)

New in version 3.1.3 (February 3rd, 2010)

  • Addresses the following:
  • CoreAudio:
  • CVE-ID: CVE-2010-0036
  • Available for: iPhone OS 1.0 through 3.1.2, iPhone OS for iPod touch 1.1 through 3.1.2 Impact: Playing a maliciously crafted mp4 audio file may lead to an unexpected application termination or arbitrary code execution Description: A buffer overflow exists in the handling of mp4 audio files. Playing a maliciously crafted mp4 audio file may lead to an unexpected application termination or arbitrary code execution. This issue is addressed through improved bounds checking. Credit to Credit to Tobias Klein of trapkit.de for reporting this issue.
  • ImageIO:
  • CVE-ID: CVE-2009-2285
  • Available for: iPhone OS 1.0 through 3.1.2, iPhone OS for iPod touch 1.1 through 3.1.2 Impact: Viewing a maliciously crafted TIFF image may lead to an unexpected application termination or arbitrary code execution Description: A buffer underflow exists in ImageIO's handling of TIFF images. Viewing a maliciously crafted TIFF image may lead to an unexpected application termination or arbitrary code execution. This issue is addressed through improved bounds checking.
  • Recovery Mode:
  • CVE-ID: CVE-2010-0038
  • Available for: iPhone OS 1.0 through 3.1.2, iPhone OS for iPod touch 1.1 through 3.1.2 Impact: A person with physical access to a locked device may be able to access the user's data Description: A memory corruption issue exists in the handling of a certain USB control message. A person with physical access to the device could use this to bypass the passcode and access the user's data. This issue is addressed through improved handling of the USB control message.
  • WebKit:
  • CVE-ID: CVE-2009-3384
  • Available for: iPhone OS 1.0 through 3.1.2, iPhone OS for iPod touch 1.1 through 3.1.2 Impact: Accessing a maliciously crafted FTP server could result in an unexpected application termination, information disclosure, or arbitrary code execution Description: Multiple input validation issues exist in WebKit's handling of FTP directory listings. Accessing a maliciously crafted FTP server may lead to information disclosure, unexpected application termination, or execution of arbitrary code. This update addresses the issues through improved parsing of FTP directory listings. Credit to Michal Zalewski of Google Inc. for reporting these issues.
  • WebKit:
  • CVE-ID: CVE-2009-2841
  • Available for: iPhone OS 1.0 through 3.1.2, iPhone OS for iPod touch 1.1 through 3.1.2 Impact: Mail may load remote audio and video content when remote image loading is disabled Description: When WebKit encounters an HTML 5 Media Element pointing to an external resource, it does not issue a resource load callback to determine if the resource should be loaded. This may result in undesired requests to remote servers. As an example, the sender of an HTML-formatted email message could use this to determine that the message was read. This issue is addressed by generating resource load callbacks when WebKit encounters an HTML 5 Media Element.

New in version 3.1.2 (October 8th, 2009)

  • Resolves sporadic issue that may cause iPhone to not wake from sleep
  • Resolves intermittent issue that may interrupt cellular network services until restart
  • Fixes bug that could cause occasional crash during video streaming

New in version 3.1 (September 9th, 2009)

  • Improved syncing for music, movies, TV shows, podcasts, and photos1
  • iTunes U content organization1
  • Redeem iTunes Gift Cards, codes, and certificates in the App Store
  • Display available iTunes account credits in the App Store and iTunes Store
  • Save video from Mail and MMS into Camera Roll
  • Option to "Save as new clip" when trimming a video on iPhone 3GS
  • Better iPhone 3G Wi-Fi performance when Bluetooth is turned on
  • Remotely lock iPhone with a passcode via MobileMe
  • Use Voice Control on iPhone 3GS with Bluetooth headsets
  • Paste phone numbers into the keypad
  • Option to use Home button to turn on accessibility features on iPhone 3GS
  • Warn when visiting fraudulent websites in Safari (anti-phishing)
  • Improved Exchange calendar syncing and invitation handling
  • Fixes issue that cause some app icons to display incorrectly

New in version 3.0.1 (July 31st, 2009)

  • A memory corruption issue exists in the decoding of SMS messages. Receiving a maliciously crafted SMS message may lead to an unexpected service interruption or arbitrary code execution. This update addresses the issue through improved error handling. Credit to Charlie Miller of Independent Security Evaluators, and Collin Mulliner of Fraunhofer SIT for reporting this issue.

New in version 3.0 (June 17th, 2009)

  • Cut, Copy & Paste:
  • Quickly and easily cut, copy, and paste text from application to application. Select entire blocks of web text with a tap. Copy and paste images from the web, too.
  • Landscape Keyboard:
  • Want more room to type? Rotate iPhone to landscape to use a larger keyboard in Mail, Messages, Notes, and Safari.
  • MMS:
  • Send MMS messages and include video, photos, audio, and contact info.2 Even tap to snap a picture or shoot a video right inside Messages.MMS support from AT&T coming in late summer.
  • Spotlight Search:
  • Find what you’re looking for across your iPhone, all from one place. Spotlight searches all of your contacts, email, calendars, and notes, as well as everything in your iPod.
  • Voice Memos:
  • Capture a memo, a meeting, or any audio recording on the go. Voice Memos works with the built-in iPhone microphone or with the mic on your headset.
  • Improved Calendar:
  • Create meetings via Microsoft Exchange ActiveSync and subscribe to calendars with new CalDAV support.
  • Buy Movies, TV Shows, and Audiobooks:
  • Download movies, TV shows, music videos, and audiobooks from the iTunes Store on your iPhone.3
  • Enhanced Stocks App:
  • Get more at-a-glance information and view charts in landscape.
  • Safari Improvements:
  • Enjoy faster performance, autofill user names and passwords, and more.
  • Internet Tethering:
  • Share your Internet connection with your laptop with Internet tethering via Bluetooth or USB.44. Tethering is not currently offered in the U.S. and some other countries. See your carrier for availability.
  • Stereo Bluetooth:
  • Connect compatible Bluetooth stereo headphones, car kits, or other accessories.
  • Automatic Wi-Fi Login:
  • Log in to a Wi-Fi hotspot and iPhone automatically logs you in when you connect again.
  • Sync Notes:
  • Never leave a note behind. Now you can sync all the notes you write on your iPhone back to your Mac or PC.
  • Parental Controls:
  • Decide what music, videos, and apps your kids can access.
  • iTunes Store Account:
  • Create and log in to one or more iTunes Store accounts directly from your iPhone.
  • YouTube Login:
  • Log in to your YouTube account to save and sync bookmarks and rate favorites.
  • Shake to Shuffle:
  • Give iPhone a shake and it shuffles to a different song in your music library.
  • New Languages:
  • iPhone supports 30 languages and more than 40 keyboard layouts.
  • MobileMe Find My iPhone and Remote Wipe:
  • Find your iPhone if you lose it and protect your privacy with Remote Wipe.
  • Run the Latest Apps:
  • Run the next generation of iPhone apps, like peer-to-peer games1 and more.

New in version 2.2.1 (January 28th, 2009)

  • Improved general stability of Safari
  • Fixed issue where some images saved from Mail do not display correctly in the Camera Roll

New in version 2.2 (November 21st, 2008)

  • Enhancements to Maps:
  • Google Street View
  • Public transit and walking directions
  • Display address of dropped pins
  • Share location via email
  • Enhancements to Mail:
  • Resolved isolated issues with scheduled fetching of email
  • Improved formatting of wide HTML email
  • Decrease in call setup failures and dropped calls
  • Podcasts are now available for download in iTunes application (over Wi-Fi and cellular network)
  • Improved stability and performance of Safari
  • Improved sound quality of Visual Voicemail messages
  • Pressing Home button from any Home screen displays the first Home screen
  • Preference to turn on/off auto-correction in Keyboard Settings

New in version 2.1 (September 12th, 2008)

  • Decrease in call set-up failures and dropped calls
  • Significantly better battery life for most users
  • Dramatically reduced time to backup to iTunes
  • Improved email reliability, notably fetching email from POP and Exchange accounts
  • Faster installation of 3rd party applications
  • Fixed bugs causing hangs and crashes for users with lots of third party applications
  • Improved performance in text messaging
  • Faster loading and searching of contacts
  • Improved accuracy of the 3G signal strength display
  • Repeat alert up to two additional times for incoming text messages
  • Option to wipe data after ten failed passcode attempts
  • Genius playlist creation

New in version 2.0.2 (August 19th, 2008)

  • Bug fixes