May 18, 2023 – Apple has released iOS 16.5 and iPadOS 16.5, introducing several important security improvements and addressing vulnerabilities that could potentially compromise user data and device integrity. The update is available for iPhone 8 and later models, iPad Pro (all models), iPad Air 3rd generation and later, iPad 5th generation and later, as well as iPad mini 5th generation and later.
To ensure the utmost protection for its customers, Apple adheres to a policy of not disclosing or confirming security issues until thorough investigations have taken place and necessary patches or releases are made available. The recent security enhancements can be found on the Apple security updates page, and vulnerabilities are referred to by their Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVE) identification numbers, whenever possible. For more detailed security information, users can visit the Apple Product Security page.