Apple is backtracking and no longer allowing users to stay on iOS 14 and still receive security updates.
With the release of iOS 15, Apple had confirmed that it would release security updates for users who preferred to stay on iOS 14. Apparently that all changed in the past few weeks.
Apple has indeed reverted to the traditional method of updating, which requires users to install the latest version of the operating system (iOS 15) to obtain security patches. This change was implemented after the release of iOS 15.2 in December, since the last iOS 14 update was in October (iOS 14.8.1) and is no longer available for download.
In practice, devices with iOS 14.8 or earlier versions of the operating system can no longer be updated to iOS 14.8.1. In fact, if you try to update, the only alternative is to install iOS 15.2.1. Previously, iOS 15 was presented as an optional update, while users could simply install iOS 14 security patches.
At this time, we don’t know what caused Apple to backtrack, but it’s unlikely to be a bug since the company hasn’t released any security patches for it. iOS 14 since October. Among other things, Apple first revealed data on the release of iOS 15, which turned out to be slower than usual, likely due to users being able to stay on iOS 14 and still receive updates. security day. They could.
This means that if you want to have the latest security updates on your iPhone or iPad, you will need to install iOS 15. A further change of course in the coming weeks cannot be ruled out.