Get In The Know: iOS Version 15, Xcode 13 build

Apple has recently released its latest iOS operating version 15 for its mobile devices such as iPhones and iPads. The new iOS has plenty of changes, but it is known that the iOS 15 comes with a better user interface and performance improvements, provides a much better user experience. The features of iOS 15 are similar to that of Android 9, but the experience is much better.

As with every major updates, Apple iOS transition from iOS 14 to iOS 15 is to improve on the overall performance of the operating system, and Apple iOS 15 is no exception. Apple has implemented a variety of new features in the latest iteration of its mobile operating system. The most impressive addition to Apple iOS 15 is the addition of a feature called Screen Time. This new feature enables you to set limits on how long your kids can spend on social media apps such as Instagram, Facebook, Snapchat, and YouTube.

The Apple iOS 15 is aimed at improving the security of the iOS environment and includes new security features that will be added to Apple’s smartphones, tablets and more. This helps in improving the security of Apple devices and ensuring that there is no access to the user data of their customers.

The new iOS has a host of features that work towards preventing any unauthorized party from accessing the data on your phone. With the new feature, the company is making it impossible for anyone without the passcode or Touch ID to get into your device.

Here are the latest features that is available on the Apple iOS 15 version:

New Security Chip

Integration of a new security chip called the Secure Enclave in the iOS 15 software, which stores encryption keys for the encrypted storage on the device. Secure Enclave is used to store the device passcode and biometric data, for Face ID and Touch ID including Apple Pay data as well.

Built-in authenticator

Generate verification codes needed for additional sign-in security under Passwords in Settings as an alternative for apps like Google Authenticator. Once set up, verification codes autofill when you sign in to the site.

Harden defences

by rewriting part of the operating system so that the phone will use the contents of the Secure Enclave as a key rather than a software key.

Secured Device Passcode

Apple has made the passcode more secure by providing a 6-digit passcode instead of 4. For an iPad, a 6-digit passcode is a must to unlock the device.

Anti-phishing and spam filters

A new policy which requires a passcode to be entered to re-enable the device after an incorrect passcode entry. This feature will help prevent anyone from accessing your iPhone or iPad without permission.

USB Restriction Mode

A feature which is enabled by default on all supported devices and prevents data transfer via the Lightning port after 7 days of inactivity.

Advanced Fraud Protection

Apple Card users can have a security code that changes regularly to make online Card Number transactions more secure.


IronWALL compatible and fully supports latest iOS Version Update, enhancing security to the next level

Our long term and highly established system pre-compatible and self-adaptive security hardening framework technology allows us to continuously run compatibility and adaptation support for the new version of the Apple iOS Operating system. We have conduct integrations and testing during iOS 15 development stages to ensure complete compatibility of IronWALL app hardening policies and the latest iOS 15 security requirements. This will allow IronWALL to continue offering solid and robust protection against threats and vulnerabilities for iOS 15 based applications and devices.

IronWALL application hardening solution complements the latest iOS 15 security updates, helping to lock down your apps with a combination of App Encryption, Code Signing, Automated Configuration Management and Device Enrolment. IronWALL solution makes it harder for an attacker to access the application resources and system resources on a compromised device. It also protects the data stored within the application.

SecIron fundamentally solves the compatibility problems of application hardening technology architecture and service strategy with Apple iOS mobile operating system for enterprise mobility, BYOD, and M2M. SecIron’s IronWALL platform enables greater efficiency of the different security functions on a mobile device across a wide range of network, data storage, and application security requirements.

In terms of adaptation and compatibility with the new system, SecIron has always maintained a strict and rigorous check on the compatibility of your current hardware and software. Not only for compatibility with the new system and the use of additional resources, but also for compatibility with other applications you may use. Only through this approach that we are able to provide the highest assurance that SecIron will continue to provide its users with the upmost level of protection and security.