Apple released its iOS15 update to the iPhone operating system in December last year. Apple wanted to make sure that all iPhone users have iOS 15, even though the majority of them installed it quickly.
Apple seems to have changed its mind. The US giant had previously stated that iOS 14 users would continue to receive security updates. According to 9to5mac, Apple appears to have returned to the old update method, where users must install the most recent version of the software in order to receive security fixes.
Apple released iOS 14.8.1, a major security update, even though iOS 15 was launched with the new iPhone 13s in late 2013. It appears that the update has been removed from iOS 14.8 users.
Apple has stopped allowing iOS 14 users to be protected from new security vulnerabilities until they have downloaded the iOS 15 version. Apple reportedly made this decision in order to increase adoption. iOS 15. iOS 15.
iOS 14 is not secure anymore, but iOS 15 has significant security problems. Researchers discovered an easy way to trick iOS’ operating system into creating undetectable spyware earlier this month. Apple recently corrected a critical flaw within HomeKit that could cause iPads and iPhones to be disabled.
APPLE STOPS SECURITY UPDATES FOR IOS 14 TO FORCE USERS TO INSTALL IOS 15
Apple has released official figures that show 72% of all iPhones launched in the last four years, including the iPhone 13 series, iPhone 12 Series, iPhone 11 series, and iPhone X, are currently running iOS 15. 63% of iPhones run the most recent Apple OS.
Problem is that the adoption rate for iOS 14 is lower than in previous versions. iOS 14 was actually available on 81% of compatible devices in December 2020. This is compared to 4 years ago. iOS 13 had a 77% adoption rate prior to iOS 14. It seems that iOS 14 was not adopted by 72% of users. They also continued to receive security updates.
Despite the fact that Android 11 adoption is lower than in previous years, it is still higher than older versions of Android. Last year, Android 11 was used on only 25% of the devices. This is far less than almost three-quarters of iOS 15 users at Apple.
Apple revealed that 26% of iPhones launched in the last four years run iOS 14, while 30% of all iPhones still use iOS 14. Additionally, only 2% of iPhones that were released in the last four years run iOS 13 or lower. Only 7% of iPhones are still running iOS 14.
The situation on the tablet side is worse. The latest OS installation numbers for the iPad are actually much lower. Only 57% iPads that were released over the last four years have iPadOS 15. 39% of iPads use iPadOS 14, and 4% use older versions. In total, 49% are currently running iPadOS 15 while 39% and 14% respectively are running iPadOS 14 or lower.