Apple Has Released iOS 9.3.3, But Should You Upgrade?

Apple Has Released iOS 9.3.3, But Should You Upgrade?
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The fall of this year will be an exciting time for Apple. Users anticipate that Apple’s annual fall event will showcase the new iOS 10 and macOS Sierra versions alongside a possible iPhone 7. But amid the excitement of iOS 10 and macOS Sierra, Apple has quietly released a new version of iOS 9 with some minor upgrades and bug fixes.

Apple decided to release iOS 9.3.3 to the public just yesterday after five beta versions of testing. In fact, it is the ninth update to the iOS 9 operating system that initially debuted in March of this year. This update comes with a number of “under the hood” fixes and tweaks to improve performance as opposed to any drastic outward facing changes that users will notice. But despite the lack of any new features, users should still take the time to upgrade to protect their devices (and themselves) from any bugs.

According to forums on a number of popular Apple-centric websites, users are finding that iOS 9.3.3 still doesn’t address some of the issues like a VPN bug, a third-party keyboard compatibility issue, and more. Hopefully all of these will be addressed in iOS 10 this fall.

But what if you have an iOS device that is jailbroken? Lucky for you, there’s a jailbreak coming very soon for iOS 9.3.3 according to the Pangu site. Pangu is notorious for jailbreaking official and beta releases of iOS. And this time around, an Italian named Luca Todesco was able to crack the beta version of the iOS 9.3.3.

As always, if anyone wants to download the jailbroken version, do so at your own risk. And be sure to back up your device ahead of time in case anything should happen.

All of this comes as Apple is making tweaks to both iOS 10 and macOS Sierra, both of which are expected to debut sometime this fall. iOS 10 plans on bringing a number of new features including a revamped iMessage application, new lock screen notifications, raise to wake functionality, and more. macOS Sierra brings new Tabs, Siri on Mac, Apple Pay for the web, and other improvements.

iOS 9.3.3 is available to the public, and can be downloaded either over-the-air or via iTunes. Users on an iOS device can check for the update by visiting Settings > General > Software Update. Be sure to have a reliable Wi-Fi connection and ample battery before downloading.

Have you had issues with iOS 9.3.3? Let us know in the comments below!

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