Apple Points Replace Warning To Tens of millions Of iPhone Customers

What Apple provides, Apple can take away. That is the message in the present day after the corporate U-turned on an iPhone replace pledge that’s prone to anger hundreds of thousands of customers. 

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Simply three months after Apple broke new floor by pledging to proceed safety updates for iPhone homeowners who most popular to stay on iOS 14, that promise has been damaged. Again when iOS 15 launched, Apple boasted:

“iOS now provides a selection between two software program replace variations within the Settings app. You may replace to the newest model of iOS 15 as quickly because it’s launched for the newest options and most full set of safety updates. Or proceed on iOS 14 and nonetheless get vital safety updates till you are able to improve to the subsequent main model.”

This was an enormous deal for each companies and cautious upgraders alike and a credit score to Apple, particularly given the iOS 15 launch was a dumpster hearth. In apply, the implementation was easy: a footnote on the backside of every iOS 15 software program replace gave customers the choice to stay on iOS 14 with Apple releasing a security-focused replace (iOS 14.8.1) straight out of the gate. However no extra. 

As noticed by developer DhinakG, Apple quietly eliminated the choice to stay on iOS 14.8.1 with the launch of iOS 15.2. Many thought-about this a bug, however the possibility was once more lacking with the launch of iOS 15.2.1 and Apple has now eliminated the iOS 14.8.1 as nicely. Now each iPhone proprietor is being pushed to put in iOS 15.2.1, irrespective of which model of iOS they’re working. 

Whereas the U-turn is a shock, some may even argue a betrayal given the unique pledge got here simply three months in the past, the indicators had been on the wall. In my iOS 15.2.1 evaluate, I stated iPhone homeowners nonetheless on iOS 14 had been given a “uncooked deal” by Apple and lamented the “neglectful lack of iOS 14 updates”. Now we all know why. 

The excellent news is iOS 15.2.1 supplies the most steady iOS 15 expertise but. The dangerous information is Apple’s lengthy historical past of beneath promising and over delivering simply got here to a dismal finish. 


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