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Apple Stops Signing iOS 12.1.3 Following Release of iOS 12.1.4

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Following the release of iOS 12.1.4 on February 7, Apple has stopped signing iOS 12.1.3, the previous version of iOS that was available to consumers.

iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch owners who have upgraded to iOS 12.1.4 will no longer be able to downgrade to iOS 12.1.3.

iOS 12.1.4, available on all devices able to run iOS 12, was a bug fix update that addressed a serious Group FaceTime security vulnerability.

Apple routinely stops signing older versions of software updates after new releases come out in order to encourage customers to keep their operating systems up to date.

iOS 12.1.4 is now the only version of iOS that can be installed on iPhones and iPads, but developers and public beta testers can download iOS 12.2, a major update that's currently being beta tested and is expected to be released next week.

Article Link: Apple Stops Signing iOS 12.1.3 Following Release of iOS 12.1.4
 

Victor Mortimer

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Apr 17, 2016
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Honestly, this is one of the worst things Apple does.

I mean, I own the device. I should be able to run whatever version of operating system on it that I want. For the most part, I want the latest one, but I should have the choice on my hardware.

It's not Apple's iPhone. It's MY iPhone.
 

Bornee35

macrumors 6502
May 6, 2013
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Canada
Honestly, this is one of the worst things Apple does.

I mean, I own the device. I should be able to run whatever version of operating system on it that I want. For the most part, I want the latest one, but I should have the choice on my hardware.

It's not Apple's iPhone. It's MY iPhone.
You should read the terms and conditions on the phone, you don't own as much as you think.
 

Stridder44

macrumors 68040
Mar 24, 2003
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170
California
Honestly, this is one of the worst things Apple does.

I mean, I own the device. I should be able to run whatever version of operating system on it that I want. For the most part, I want the latest one, but I should have the choice on my hardware.

It's not Apple's iPhone. It's MY iPhone.

This is a joke post, right?
 
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