Apple is continuing its work to make sure everyone’s data is safe and secure and as part of that, the company has started to notify customers of a new security update to payments across iTunes and the App Store, which will impact older versions of iOS, macOS, and tvOS.
The change itself will come into force on Saturday, June 30th.
According to Apple, once that change has taken place, anyone using older versions of iOS, macOS or tvOS will not be able to change payment methods for iTunes or the App Store without updating to a newer version of the software. Specifically, the software Apple is concerned about is:
- iOS 4.3.5 or earlier (released in 2011)
- macOS 10.8.5 or earlier (OS X Mountain Lion)
- Apple TV Software 4.4.4 or earlier (on both the second and third generation Apple TVs.)
If you’re using anything newer than this, then you will not need to worry, but Apple says everyone who is impacted will need to update to newer versions of each operating system in order to change their payment methods at some point in the future.
If you’re using an impacted device, then you will likely have already been emailed a warning, although there is still likely to be the odd device slip through the net.
On June 30, 2018, Apple will implement changes to continue to ensure your financial data is protected when you make purchases on the iTunes Store or App Store.
This, of course, is all well and good if your device can support newer versions of the software that will start facing issues come Saturday, but looking down that list, we’re fairly sure most people reading this are going to be A-OK when judgement day comes around.
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