Phishing is a technique used to gain access to an iPhone or iPad device through a compromised email account.
This technique, called a phishing attack, can cause an iPhone user to open a malicious attachment or download malicious software.
The phishing attacks used to spread ransomware on the Internet and other devices were often carried out by exploiting vulnerabilities in Apple devices, which typically use encryption.
In a series of tweets, Apple said it was removing support for all of the phishing tools that were introduced with iOS 6, and that all iOS 6-specific applications are now off by default.
Apple said the phishers who use this technique will still be able to compromise users with an iPhone and other iOS devices.