Now I am a massive Apple fan and will be for the foreseeable future, however, I have to admit Apple’s recent Mac security vulnerability is a bit alarming. One thing I have seen recently is people say that iOS 11 is one of the worst software updates ever. I admit that iOS 11 has some bugs however I have been looking back over previous iOS versions and have found that we all seem to be looking through rose tinted glasses.

First up I like Time Cook and I personally think what he’s doing for Apple is fantastic, the iPhone cannot remain a flag ship product for the company forever and with the Apple Watch so focused on health I feel that we are looking at the very early stages of a new flagship product.

With that in mind I am going to look at some previous iOS versions to show how Apple is no worse off now than before. iPhone OS 2.1.x included a Security fix to prevent from bypassing the double home button exploit, it also Fixed bugs causing hangs and crashes for users with lots of third party applications.

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iPhone OS 3.1 Fixed an SMS vulnerability, iPhone OS 3.1.2 Attempted to resolve sporadic issue that may cause iPhone / iPod Touch 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.

4.2.1 Fixes glitch that can let a user get into the Phone app while the phone is locked via “Emergency Call” by dialing a random number and quickly pressing the lock button after dialing that call.[66]
Fixes the alarm bug caused by daylight saving time changing, affected on a part of iPhone and iPod Touch owners living in various countries.

6.0.1 had a ton of bug fixes
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.
Fixes a Passcode Lock bug which sometimes allowed access to Passbook pass details from lock screen.
Fixes a bug affecting Exchange meetings.

This is a snapshot of early versions of iOS, not to mention that every Jailbreak was a result of a security exploit being used to bypass Apple’s intended system use. The major difference now is that all of these problems are so old we forget about them just like we will in a few years for iOS 11.

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