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Apple Releases Latest iOS 10.3.2: Reasons Why You Should Or Should Not Upgrade

18 May 2017, 6:37 am EDT By Steve Bowman Tech Times
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Apple released the iOS 10.3.2 update, which brings minor bug fixes and new security patches iPad and iPhone users' way. Here’s a look at why one should or should not install the latest update on their device.   ( Lam Yik Fei | Getty Images )

The much-awaited iOS 10.3.2 update has finally rolled out for the iPod touch, iPhone, and iPad. iDevice owners would be looking forward to install the update and take advantage of the new features and functionalities that arrive with the latest iOS update.

Owners of the iPad (fourth generation and above), iPhone 5 and later, and iPod touch (sixth-gen) can update their device to iOS 10.3.2. However, before upgrading their iPad, iPod touch, or iPhone to the latest OS, owners should be aware of the pros and cons so that they can take an informed decision.

Here are a few reasons why users should consider upgrading or not upgrading to iOS 10.3.2.

Why Should You Upgrade To iOS 10.3.2?

The iOS 10.3.2 software update brings upgraded security functionalities. This essentially updates one's iDevice and offers better protection against potential security threats. The iOS 10.3.2 update brings 23 new security patches to safeguard one's iPhone, iPod, or iPad against potential exploits.

Users who have been facing issues with the older iOS 9 or even older versions of iOS 10 will welcome the iOS 10.3.2 update. iOS 10.3.2 brings a bug fix, which is related to SiriKit car commands.

The update — which released on May 15 — also addresses "a validation issue" for CoreAudio and brings "improved input sanitization." The latest software update also counters an issue with iBooks,

"An issue existed within the path validation logic for symlinks. This issue was addressed through improved path sanitization," reveals Apple's release notes.

The update also resolves the problem of a malicious book opening random sites sans the user's permission.

If an iDevice owner does not have iOS 10.3 or later versions, they should consider updating to the latest version as this would allow them access to a host of new apps and features. For instance, Apple's own Clips app can only be installed on devices running iOS 10.3 or above. Moreover, the iOS 10.3.2 update, along with the iTunes 12.6, will enable users to rent and watch movies across all devices.

So, the iOS 10.3.2 update would be beneficial for eligible iPod, iPhone, or iPad users who have not already upgraded to either iOS 10.3 or 10.3.1.

Why You Should Not Upgrade To 10.3.2

Installing any OS update as soon as it is rolled out may not always be a good idea. Even though the final version is always tested vigorously prior to release, some undiscovered bugs (that may have made it to the final build) could exist. Therefore, it is better to hold off updating one's compatible iDevice to iOS 10.3.2 for a few days and take note of what other users are saying about the update.

It is also preferable to hold out on the update if one is satisfied with the older iOS version the device is on. A possibility exists, that the new version may not be to one's liking and may even cause some issues on the device. Once iOS 10.3.2 is installed, there is no way to downgrade to a previous version. So, it is advisable that one is certain before upgrading to the new OS.

It is important to note that iOS 10.3.2 does not allow jailbreak. Therefore, those who want to keep their jailbroken device — or want to jailbreak their iPod touch, iPhone, or iPad in the future — should not install the update.

These are some of the reasons why one may or may not want to install the iOS 10.3.2 update. To get a detailed look at what the iOS 10.3.2 update brings, check out the release notes.

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