Unable to upgrade to iOS 10 - security risk?

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  1. Casey_B

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    Hi, all.

    Very long time no see, I know. Things have been going well with my device. According to the model number, I can't upgrade my iPad Mini 1st gen to iOS 10. Is there any realistic chance that this could pose a security risk?

    Many thanks,

    Casey
     
  2. twerppoet

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    The latest update to iOS 9 is, as far as we know, reasonably secure. It's hard to say what Apple will do if a major security exploit should be discovered for iOS 9 and/or older devices. They may offer another iOS update just for older devices (they've done it before for the iPad 1), or they may not. It will 'probably' depend on how sever Apple thinks the risk is (and how many older devices are still active).

    But for now, you should be fine.
     
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    Apple has, in the past, released security patches for the previous version of iOS for those devices which can't update to the latest version. One that stands out is the iOS 6.1.6 release for the iPod touch 4th generation and iPhone 3GS.
     
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