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.
iOS 9.3 [13E233] for iPad3,5 is no longer being signed by Apple.— TSS Signing Status (@TSSstatus) March 24, 2016
iOS 9.3 [13E233] for iPad3,5 is no longer being signed by Apple.
iOS 9.3 [13E233] for iPad2,7 is no longer being signed by Apple.— TSS Signing Status (@TSSstatus) March 24, 2016
iOS 9.3 [13E233] for iPad2,7 is no longer being signed by Apple.
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 iCloud.com 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.