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No more iOS 14 security patches, Apple confirms they were a temporary thing

January 20, 2022

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It is no secret that the launch of iOS 15 back in September was a rocky one. Knowing that Apple said it would continue to support the previous version with security patches. That meant iPhone owners wouldn’t necessarily have to update their devices to stay secure, and Apple would have the time it needed to patch the more serious bugs of the new version.

Many initially thought that this was a new approach the company was taking towards OS updates. However, in a reply to ArsTechnica, Apple referenced a support page from September 2021 that clearly reads iOS 14 security updates would only be for “a period of time.”

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