Following the introduction of iOS 14.7 last week, Apple has stopped signing iOS 147 and iPadOS 14.7. With this decision, if we need to restore any of our devices, we will at least upgrade to version 14.7.1, thus ensuring that we take advantage of all the security enhancements made in this version.

Safety, security, security

Apple regularly stops signing previous versions of different operating systems so that devices, for example after a restore, install the latest versions. In iOS 14.7.1 and iPadOS 14.7.1, Apple significantly improved the security of the operating system by closing a bug that could put the device at risk. A change with sufficient value to prevent the installation of versions that do not contain it.

The servers of the Apple company thus stop signing old versions to ensure that all devices are always at the latest version available. An important security mechanism that prevents devices from being left behind when it comes to security.

As the development of iOS 15 continues to grow, Apple continues to keep our devices secure in iOS 14 and other systems, through regular updates. Something that, on top of that, will continue to happen after the next big version of operating systems launches this fall.

As we’ve mentioned on other occasions, software updates go way beyond new features. They bring much more important and at the same time unknown new features: bug fixes and security improvements.

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