Originally Posted by |MaguS|
Yeah because no android device gets left in the dark and ignored....
Well here's the deal: these vulnerabilities are in the web browser, so anybody using these phones has to be very careful about what websites they visit, in fact visiting a legit site that has been compromised is also a concern.
With android this isn't a problem, simply upgrade your web browser, or simply switch to another one, (there are many to choose from) problem solved. On iphone however, apple doesn't allow other browsers, so you're simply screwed.
That's why with android you can still run an older version of the OS and there's no problem. However on iOS getting left behind is basically telling you to either throw out your phone or never store any personal information on it (making it somewhat useless as a smartphone.)