Apple takes second stab at iOS 9.3.2 for 9.7” iPad Pros


Dec 7, 2011
Miami, Florida
Apple originally released iOS 9.3.2 on Monday, May 16th, 2016. It became a manic Monday for some 9.7” iPad Pro owners who promptly found their devices bricked after updating.

Apple was forced to pull the update—but they did so only for 9.7” iPad Pros. iPad Pro users who hadn’t updated would no longer see the update, and they were therefore saved from its potentially disastrous effects.

Apple promised to fix the issue and re-release the update “as quickly as possible,” but it became a full 13 days’ wait, as Apple only today pushed out the hopefully-fixed iOS update for 9.7” iPad Pros.

If your device remains bricked to this day, you may be able to get it replaced at an Apple store, like some people allegedly did. There is no way to know if they would do this in your specific case.

In all fairness to Apple, the release notes accompanying the original iOS 9.3.2 release did promise “improved security,” so technically, even in the cases of bricked iPads, the update did exactly that. A bricked device is, after all, as secure as it gets. No one can get in, not even the owner. Your data is totally secure.

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