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Apple Stops Allowing Downgrades From The New iOS 12.4.1 Update

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Following the release of iOS 12.4.1 on August 26, Apple has stopped signing iOS 12.4, the previous variation of iOS that was readily available to consumers.

iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch owners who have actually upgraded to iOS 12.4.1 will no longer be able to downgrade to iOS 12.4.

Apple routinely stops finalizing older variations of software updates after new releases come out in order to motivate consumers to keep their os up to date, however iOS 12.4.1 was released since iOS 12.4 had a significant vulnerability.

The vulnerability permitted hackers to develop a jailbreak for iOS 12.4 and left gadgets vulnerable to hacking attempts. Apple repaired the bug in iOS 12.4.1, and the iOS 12.4 jailbreak will not work after updating.

iOS 12.4.1 is now the only variation of iOS that can be installed on iPhones and iPads, however designers and public beta testers can download iOS 13, an upcoming update that’s presently being beta tested and is set to be launched next week.

Drew Simms
Drew has been a retail jockey, founded a professional photography business and a news blog covering the Apple ecosystem. He has served as News Editor and Managing Editor at The Next Web and is now Editor-In-Chief at Drew Reports News. He has made a name for himself in the tech media world as a writer and editor, relentlessly covering Apple and Twitter, in addition to a broad range of startups in the fields of robotics, computer vision, AI, fashion, VR, AR and more. Owns shares in ETFs. Contact Drew at drew@drewreportsnews.com

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