Mac reported the new “Fast Security Reaction” refreshes for iPhones, iPads, and Macintoshes last year at WWDC, and today, the main freely delivered fix on the framework began to carry out. After initially claiming that every iPhone was “offline,” the new patch has now been successfully installed on our devices.
Apple’s Rapid Security Patch making things easier
The Rapid Security Response system adds security fixes in between larger system updates that can install on some devices without requiring a reboot. Users can also choose not to receive them at all or uninstall them if they cause problems.
After the rollout began at 1PM ET, every iPhone we checked among Verge staffers using the most recent iOS software (iOS 16.4) displayed a notification that the 85MB patch was available.
The only issue is that whenever we attempted to install it, we were only presented with the error message “Unable to Verify Security Response.” “iOS Security Response 16.4.1(a) failed verification because you are no longer connected to the internet,” the message continued.
However, the procedure began to run smoothly around 3:30 p.m. Eastern Time, and the update was applied to all devices within about 30 seconds. Apple hasn’t yet refreshed its security page for iOS or different stages to make sense of what issues the fix fixes.
As indicated by Apple’s help page, introducing it ought to add a letter after the form number to show it’s been refreshed.
Apple didn’t quickly answer a solicitation for input, thus far, it’s muddled why the blunder messages were springing up. On iOS 16.4.1, iPadOS 16.4.1, and macOS 13.3.1, the initial security updates are currently available, as stated on the support page.