Apple releases iOS 4.0.2 for iPhone, iOS 3.2.2 for iPad, kills Jailbreakme.com, PDF exploit
Apple has just released iOS 4.0.2 for iPhone and iOS 3.2.2 for iPad which on the surface seem only to patch the zero day, in the wild PDF rendering exploit that enabled Jailbreakme.com, but could have also potentially allowed all manner of malware attacks against the iPhone Safari browser.
At a whopping 579.3 MB for iOS 4.0.2, it does seem like there should be something more substantial in the update -- proximity sensor fix anyone? -- but if there is, Apple isn't saying.
Kudos, however, for moving at what is for Apple security, lightning speed.
If you don't care about the Jailbreakme.com, or care about potential malware exploits more, head on over to iTunes and start your download. If you notice anything else fixed or changed, let us know in comments!
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I'm not going to download this unless the proximity sensor issue has been addressed. I'm jailbroken and loving it!!!
@Mark- the malicious PDF files don't have to be the jailbreak site. It could be any PDF that you unknowingly open. Please join Rob in the idiots corner.
I think you're missing the point. Yeah, jailbreakme.com used the exploit, but other malicious sites could too. So it's not only patching the jailbreak but a huge security flaw in iOS.
Stop whining, you big baby. I wish I had your problems.
"Omigod... I had to wait like, for an hour or something for a software update. Bwawawawa. During that time I was rendered totally incapable of appreciating how unbelievably lucky I am not to be lying in a ditch bleeding or starving to death in some God-forsaken corner of the world. Poor me.
I just updated over wireless and it took 5 minutes to download....a few more minutes to install and it's done.
-Sent from my Cheek
There is already a fix for the proxy sensor, at least for me, restore as new. No problems since.
Peter11 is correct. An hour, and having to hook up to the computer is ridiculous. Nobody else does it this way.
Childish comparisons to totally unrelated worse case possibilities are just silly.
What's with all the complaining? Seriously, based on all the comments most of you should just sell your iphone and bitch about another device. Don't wanna upgrade - then don't. Like your JB - good for you. The rest of us just got an update to make our phone more secure and we like the fact that it happened so quickly.
Now shut up.
You are yucking my yum.
Just synced with iTunes and it only shows 4.0.1 as available for download.
Great, we have 50 comments and #38 is the only one who is actually reporting a fix.
Apple, you're making AT&T look REALLY bad. I've had AT&T for 8 years now and even though I got an occasional dropped calls back in 2006 when I had my lil samsung slider [D807] phone and once or twice when I got my FIRST smartphone BlackJack II , I've NEVER gotten back to back failed calls or dropped calls like I do now on the iPhone.
Apple, please GET YOUR CRAP TOGETHER ! Hire a team of people that really know what they are doing with cellPHONES ! Why is it that iPhone owners get the most signal problems that Blackberry or other brands. Antennagate my A*S , Curve and Bold owners don't complain about dropped calls as much as WE do and THEY dont even get upgrades to fix antenna issues. My iPhone 3GS is just a iPod Touch trying to be a cell phone...
Apple, get it together ! iPhone 3GS owner.
but over all the updates cool. i still wish with the 3G we can make everything faster, like video loading and searching isnt always fast with full service.