Apple Warns iPhone, iPad Users To Update Their Phones Or Lose Access To Internet

Apple Warns iPhone, iPad Users To Update Their Phones Or Lose Access To Internet
Apple Inc. is warning owners of older iPads and iPhones that if they don’t update their devices to the latest iOS software by Sunday, they won’t be able to connect to the internet.
According to the information from the company, gadgets that will be affected are iPhone and iPad products from 2012 and earlier. Users of devices that fall under this category will need to update midnight UTC on November 3 in order to maintain accurate GPS location and continue using the iCloud, App Store, web browsing and email services, according to Apple.

In a statement released by the company, the changes are all because all because of the GPS time rollover issue. This is something that happens about every 19 years when GPS devices need to reset in order to accurately measure time and dates, according to the Office of Electricity at the Department of Energy.
The company said that the last reset on April 6, GPS-enabled products from other manufacturers were affected.
So if you have an iPhone 4, 5 or a cellular-enabled iPad 2, iPad mini or a third-generation iPad, this information is for you.

The updated software version number should be 9.3.6 or 10.3.4, depending on your device.

iOS 10.3.4: iPhone 5 and iPad (4th generation) Wi-Fi + Cellular

iOS 9.3.6: iPhone 4s, iPad mini (1st generation) Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad 2 Wi-Fi + Cellular (CDMA models only), iPad (3rd generation) Wi-Fi + Cellular

If you’re not sure which version your iPhone or iPad has, follow these directions:

1. Open the Settings app
2. Tap General, then tap About
3. Look for the number next to Software Version

If you’re not able to update your devices before Sunday, Apple said you’ll have to back up and restore using a computer because over-the-air software updates and iCloud Backup won’t work anymore.

We earlier reported that Apple announced plans to shut down its music platform, iTunes. The iTunes music platform no doubt played a vital role in Apple's global growth in the early 2000s, and it caused a massive music revolution completely destroying music retailers who made money from in-store album purchases.

The tech giant didn't give any reasons for the shutting down but let's keep tuned, it seems it has other bigger plans for the future.  
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