Future iOS updates will be offered as two options, allowing users to choose to get all new features in iOS 15 or just security updates in iOS 14.
Apple has announced that it is revamping the way iOS software updates are issued. Instead of a single download that a user can choose to install or not, the next updates will be released with a choice of two options.
“iOS now offers a choice between two software update versions in the Settings app,” Apple said in a iOS 15 preview. “You can update to the latest version of iOS 15 as soon as it is released to get the latest features and the most comprehensive set of security updates.”
“Or stay with iOS 14 and keep getting important security updates until you’re ready to upgrade to the next major version,” he continues.
The purported goal is to make sure all users get key security updates as soon as they are available. And also to avoid problems where unforeseen errors are found in the iOS update after launch, as has happened recently with the beta version of iOS 14.7.
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