Apple pulls iOS 9.3 for older iPhones and iPads!

Apple latest operating system ran into heavy weather yesterday after several owners of older iPads complained that the hardware in their devices stalled while activating the new OS.

Owners of older iPads are complaining that attempts to upgrade to iOS 9.3 are causing their iPad hardware to stutter during the activation stage. Once stuck, these iPads can't be activated either through Wi-Fi or through iTunes. A user also reported the same issue with his original iPad.

Apple's iOS 9.3 update is 'bricking' older iPads

Acknowledging the issue, Apple has temporarily discontinued iOS 9.3 from older iPads like the first generation iPad, iPad 2, iPad Mini, iPad Mini 2, and iPad Mini 3. As per Apple, affected devices could also be any iPhone 5s or older version or the fifth generation iPod Touch.


Apple has also mentioned that upgrading to iOS 9.3 on iPhone 5s and earlier and iPad Air and earlier models may require users to punch in their Apple ID and passwords to complete the software update. With several users encountering a different Apple ID than the ones they are currently using, Apple has suggested them to complete the update process via iTunes or to sign in to to remove Activation Lock.

The new iOS 9.3 operating system has introduced a Night Shift mode to iPhones and iPads which makes your device alter its tone and emit blue light to reduce strain on your eyes while you're playing or reading in the dark.

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Apple's News app now features a 'Top Stories' section to let you view the most important and trending news stories at a quick glance. The new operating system has also introduced some improvements in the health data collected by the Health app.

Issues with Apple's iOS platforms are not new. Last year, security firm FireEye published a report claiming that combinations of three lethal malware can effectively "demolish, break and hijack" iPhones and iPads. The firm said that two malware named '"Manifest Masque' and 'Extension Masque' can "kill, replace or tamper with apps" that can seriously compromise personal information of users like GPS location, call logs or contacts.

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