iOS Devices have been known to have their security concerns and Apple is still infamous for not providing security updates in a timely manner, though with the research provided by security experts from Trend Micro the real problem has come in to view in its entirety. The iPad which has recently turned two has not received updates very consistently and studies show that this has left the device very susceptible to software attacks. The problem at hand is that the original iPad will not be receiving any updates from iOS 5 which is its current operating system, with that in mind if any loopholes or security flaws are discovered in the future it is highly unlikely for the device to receive any maintenance through updates still to come. The security officials also went on to illustrate the fact that security issues are nothing new for the device, and in the past there have been many which could have seriously harmed the device and or user. Remote access to a device is one matter but these security lapses could even be manipulated to the extent that someone could remotely execute an application on the target device. If Apple is excluding the original iPad from security developments that means that future updates would be no good for older devices and for users that is something to certainly worry about. This matter is more clearly seen with the beta version of the iOS 6 which many developers have already gotten their hands on. The new operating system which is still only available to business clients will be on offer to the general public by autumn of this year though not everyone will be able to avail and make use of it. The iOS 6 will only function on newer devices, the list of these supported devices includes the iPad 2 or newer and not the original, iPhone 3GS or higher will be able to run it and only 4th generation and later iPods can make use of it. Will these cause a problem with iPhone spyware?
Even for the old devices which will be able to run iOS 6 only a few of the new additions will actually be supported on devices such as the iPhone 3GS. More so even newer devices such as the iPhone 4 will also only be limited to being able to use Siri and 3D maps; also to run these apps on iPad you will also need an iPad 3 or better. The iPad is in its third generation, yes, but the original is only 2 years older, and by making this new development unavailable for consumers with even minutely outdated hardware Apple is certainly not sending out a good message to them. Security officials from Trend Micro also went on to explain the current version minus one approach which many manufacturers adopt, which basically implies that the latest version of a product or device is kept up to date together with the device which has just been succeeded. This strategy is visible in many of the products which are available today and also in the change that Apple is making with regard to updates for older devices, and it is a necessary strategy for these firms. As the operating systems are rather old, and the hardware on which they run is improving at a high rate it is necessary to keep the system up to date. In order to do this older devices have to taken of the support list or else it becomes difficult to help them with their older hardware, though if this is done too soon instead of persuading users to get newer devices it may make them not but Apple products at all.
Natalia David, a blogger by profession an author significantly contributes towards PC security and iPhone spyware. She recently read an article on keylogger that attracted her attention a lot so she shifted her interest towards hacking. If you want to know more about Natalia you can follow her on twitter @NataliaDavid4