If you want a secure iPhone or iOS device, with the most recent security sources approved by Apple, it is mandatory to have the phone updated with the most recent version of iOS – although there are security patches for old versions of it. operating system Apple likes iOS 12. But Cupertino’s work in such a way that security does not run parallel to the version of the operating system.
Independent security patches
Today iOS 14.5 Beta 4 has been released and everyone has been rushing to install the new beta to discover possible new features that Apple has not yet announced. The guys at 9to5Mac have come across several like the new City Lists for Apple Music, as well as the curious option that Apple is preparing for iOS security.
Apple has never been exactly flexible when it comes to iOS updates. While you can choose not to install an update, if you don’t install the latest version of iOS available, you will run out of security fixes. This will change with a new section added to the iOS software update menu that states something else – that Apple will provide separate security updates for iPhone and iPad users.
iOS on the one hand, patches on the other
Therefore, you can choose whether you want to install only the security updates or the full iOS updates. And while we don’t have more details on this at this point, it reminds us that macOS already offers a similar method of updates: if you have a Mac running an older version of the operating system, such as macOS Mojave, Apple provides separate security updates so that users can get security patches and bug fixes without installing the latest version of macOS available.
We will be watching to see if iOS 14.5 Beta 4 reveals more secrets.