iPhone 5s and other older Apple devices just got a surprise security update — what you need to know


Apple is well known for supporting its devices with software and security updates for several years. But that support doesn’t last forever, and Apple will eventually stop rolling out major updates. So the fact a security patch (opens in new tab) has just been released for devices dating back almost 10 years, is pretty noteworthy.

Devices getting a new update include iPhones, Macs, MacBooks and iPad models dating as far back as 2013. The iPhone 5s is one of the oldest to receive an update, having been released in September 2013 and losing access to major iOS updates with the launch of iOS 13 in 2019.