Apple’s Latest iOS 17.5 Update Coerces Millions of Americans into Downloading LGBTQ Propaganda with Phone Update

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Apple Inc. has once again sparked outrage with its latest iOS 17.5 update—this time by pushing LGBTQ-themed content onto its millions of users through a mandatory software update.

On Tuesday, the tech giant rolled out an update that introduced a new set of Pride Radiance wallpapers that many see as a coercive push of LGBTQ propaganda.

“This update introduces a new Pride Radiance wallpaper for the Lock Screen, Apple News enhancements, and other features, bug fixes, and security updates for your iPhone,” stated Apple’s update notes. “Some features may not be available for all regions or on all Apple devices.”

The move has been met with mixed reactions. Although using the wallpaper is not mandatory, some users feel that including LGBTQ+-themed wallpapers is an unnecessary politicization of what should be a neutral tech update.

Twitter user Sid commented, “iOS 17.5 is out! Nothing new, just a new wallpaper pack for gay people which even they’ll refuse to use because of how bad it looks.”

Tech Radar reported:

Continuing a yearly tradition, Apple has revealed this year’s Pride Collection celebrating the LGBTQ+ community. The 2024 set consists of two new wallpapers for iPhones and iPads plus a new watch face and wristband for the Apple Watch.

Launching first on May 22 is the band which is called the Pride Edition Braided Solo Loop. Apple states the color scheme was inspired by multiple pride flags. The pink, light blue, and white threads are meant to “represent transgender and nonbinary” people, while “black and brown symbolize Black, Hispanic, and Latin communities” plus groups who have been hurt by HIV/AIDS. Laser-etched on the lug are the words “PRIDE 2024”.

Adding to the controversy, the update has reportedly caused unexpected technical issues for many users. Shockingly, some have reported that photos they had permanently deleted years ago have suddenly reappeared on their devices.

New York Post reported:

The latest Apple update iOS 17.5 — which the company recently urged users to instantly download — is causing years-long deleted photos to reappear on phones.

One person was shocked to see erased, nude photos they had taken with their partner three years ago suddenly pop up in their camera roll.

“I went to send a picture and saw that the latest pictures were [not safe for work] material we’d made years ago when we were living apart,” the shocked and “uncomfortable” user lamented on Reddit.

“But WTF. It was permanently deleted. Years ago but magically it’s back?? I checked my iPad and it also has pictures (some art work I did years ago). I feel so uncomfortable.”

One reader wrote, “This is NO iOS 17.5 problem. These pictures are sometimes years old – but maintained by Apple hidden, NOT deleted in their cloud. THAT is the privacy breach, iOS 17.5 only makes it public. Class action suit in 3,2,1 …”

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