Just three months after Apple broke new ground by pledging to continue security updates for iPhone owners who preferred to remain on iOS 14, that promise has been broken. Back when iOS 15 launched, Apple boasted:
“iOS now offers a choice between two software update versions in the Settings app. You can update to the latest version of iOS 15 as soon as it’s released for the latest features and most complete set of security updates. Or continue on iOS 14 and still get important security updates until you’re ready to upgrade to the next major version.”
This was a huge deal for businesses and a credit to Apple. In reality, the implementation was simple: a footnote at the bottom of each iOS 15 software update gave users the option to remain on iOS 14 with Apple releasing a security-focused update (iOS 14.8.1) straight out of the gate. But no more.
So ouch! Best get that iPhone updated quick!