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Every month Microsoft patches a multitude of security exploits and it gets nary a mention but an iOS exploit that's caused by user (ill)-intent to bypass security controls causes tech pundit foaming at the mouth and a government bulletin.  
You don't need to buy a new phone every year and it's safe to assume that valuable old iDevices aren't going to the landfill.  Unlike other cheap slabs, people who can't otherwise afford new iDevices will buy the older models; so it's neither wasteful or bad for the environment.   
The tech pundits seem to be making the most hay about this 'slow adoption' rate but compared to any other mobile or desktop OS, it's way ahead of the pack. The fact that the adoption rate is slower than the previous iOS version doesn't mean doom and gloom; the chart shows 95% are using the current or last version with the majority on the current version.
The tech pundits on other sites should read this but they already know it; they rather post more sensational click bait to spread FUD.
No, that's not true either.  Actual studies have shown that mobile devices that run on Android OS are more prone to malware infections - do a google search on 'Malware Infection Rate For Android Devices Measured By Researchers'; that's not tech pundit hand-wringing click bait.   However, when tech pundits do write about Android malware, it's gets far less attention as compared to any one OS X/iOS exploit which is given massive media attention regardless of actual risk or...
Of course I didn't say that; only that the level of tech pundit rage and hand wringing over an Apple exploit greatly exceeds that of Windows and the same could be said for Android which is a malware designers wet dream.  
I have a Lumia 1520 for sale since it's barely supported by Microsoft and the major devs don't make apps for it.
So let's compare this to Microsoft and Windows which every month puts out a 'patch Tuesday' to fix a slate of new security vulnerabilities. Where's the tech pundit hue and cry and blazing headlines for each of the security exploits, and for the length of time it takes Microsoft to fix?  On the other hand, you have one OS X/iOS 'exploit' that's caused by users installing provisioning profiles to allow them to ostensibly get access to pirated apps.  The same tech pundits who...
Sounds like hyperbolic FUD - "WireLurker can jump from a Mac onto an iPhone running a vanilla version of Apple's operating system by leveraging Apple's enterprise provisioning assets." Doesn't sound like the average user would have to worry about that unless you have an enterprise device eh?
The fact that he suggests using filevault might suggest one needs physical access to the machine.
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