Apple Releases iOS 15.7.9, iPadOS 15.7.9, macOS 12.6.9 and macOS 11.7.10

Apple today released new iOS, iPadOS, and macOS updates that are aimed at iPhone, iPad, and Mac users who are still running older versions of operating systems and are not able to upgrade to iOS 17 or macOS Ventura.

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The macOS Monterey‌‌ 12.6.9 and macOS Big Sur 11.7.10 updates can be downloaded on all eligible Macs using the Software Update section of System Preferences.

iOS 15.7.9 and iPadOS 15.7.9 can be downloaded on eligible iPhones over-the-air by going to Settings > General > Software Update.

It is likely that these software updates include the same security fixes that Apple provided last week in the iOS 16.6.1, iPadOS 16.16.1, watchOS 9.6.2, and macOS Ventura 13.5.2 releases.

The software addressed security vulnerabilities that could allow hackers to gain access to an operating system through a PassKit (Wallet) image. The vulnerabilities are part of the BLASTPASS exploit chain that has been used to deliver the NSO Group's Pegasus spyware to devices owned by government officials, journalists, and more.

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Top Rated Comments

jz0309 Avatar
9 months ago
Security updates esp for “older” OS versions are always welcome!
Score: 27 Votes (Like | Disagree)
CarAnalogy Avatar
9 months ago

Security updates esp for “older” OS versions are always welcome!
Though it would be nice if they were offered to all devices running 15, not just the ones that aren't allowed to update to 16.
Score: 15 Votes (Like | Disagree)
ricketysquire Avatar
9 months ago
This is one thing Apple does really well. There are still occasional updates for IOS 12 devices, for example the iPad mini 2, which came out in 2013. Don’t see many 10 year old android devices getting any updates.
Score: 9 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Mr. Dee Avatar
9 months ago
Amazing Big Sur is still getting updates. Kudos to Apple.
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)
tywebb13 Avatar
9 months ago
Build numbers:

iOS 15.7.9: 19H365

iPasOS 15.7.9: 19H365

macOS Monterey 12.6.9: 21G726

macOS Big Sur 11.7.10: 20G1427

Also here are the full installers for Monterey and Big Sur:

12.6.9: https://swcdn.apple.com/content/downloads/55/56/042-45268-A_42PLH0RIYS/jieun0fcrb2gnh3on9z9em9mvp63bkxk9k/InstallAssistant.pkg

11.7.10: http://swcdn.apple.com/content/downloads/14/38/042-45246-A_NLFOFLCJFZ/jk992zbv98sdzz3rgc7mrccjl3l22ruk1c/InstallAssistant.pkg
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)
definitive Avatar
9 months ago
They could have released security updates for some of the much older Macs as well. There are still tons of people who are still running their Intel systems and don't have much need to upgrade to the M1 or newer.
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)