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Marco Arment
Why Apple patched a bunch of ancient versions of iOS today (all the way back to iOS 5!): - GPS 10-bit-week-number rollover issue for April 2019: - Apple says their rollover happens this coming November instead of April:
Starting just before 12:00 a.m. UTC on November 3, 2019,* some iPhone and iPad models introduced in 2012 and earlier will require an iOS update to maintain accurate GPS location and keep the correct...
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Benjamin Mayo Jul 22
Replying to @marcoarment
They only went back to iOS 9: the Apple Store is down tracker thing mislabels watchOS 5.3 as ‘iOS’.
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Jeff Kelley Jul 22
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Wait, did you mean back to iPhone 5? I only saw back to iOS 9.
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Hiko Jul 22
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Excellent support from the company.
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Fabien Marry 🇪🇺 Jul 22
Replying to @marcoarment @TomTom
In contrast, told me: your device won’t work properly anymore, buy new ones! :/
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Josh Delman Jul 22
Replying to @marcoarment
The Apple article only mentions iOS 9 and 10
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Logan Jul 23
Replying to @jd87 @marcoarment
That’s because that is the only versions that were updated. iOS 5, 6, 7 & 8 were not touched.
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V. Wolff-Marting Jul 23
Replying to @marcoarment
How does someone manage to build a system that manages the rollover fine, but stumbles like 31 steps afterwards? I mean, an internal 11-bit-week counter might arguably need even more error-handling than a proper epoch-validation, doesn't it?
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