Indeed, even before the iOS 15 declaration, 9to5Mac discovered that Apple was working on a new way to deliver substitute security updates to iPhone and iPad clients. The organization later affirmed that it would offer security patches for iOS 14 to clients who weren’t prepared to move up to iOS 15, yet it appears to be that this is not true anymore.
Though no one can easily explain why, the organization has backtracked and is done allowing clients to remain on iOS 14 with security updates. All things being equal, it has returned to the customary strategy for updates where clients are compelled to introduce the most recent rendition of the working framework (which is iOS 15) to get the security enhancements.
As we referenced recently, (through GitHub) the change was executed after the arrival of iOS 15.2 in December 2021. For example, Apple delivered iOS 14.8.1 for gadgets not running iOS 15 on October 26, 2021, however since update is no more.
9to5Mac had the option to affirm that gadgets running iOS 14.8 or past renditions of the working framework can never again be updated to iOS 14.8.1. All things considered, the Software Update menu just shows the iOS 15.2.1 update. Beforehand, iOS 15 was displayed as a discretionary update, while clients could simply introduce iOS 14 security patches.
While this could simply be a bug, that appears to be impossible since the organization hasn’t delivered some other security patches for iOS 14 clients since October. Recently, Apple uncovered iOS 15 reception numbers interestingly, and they’re lower than expected – which could be a consequence of allowing clients to remain on iOS 14.
Albeit the organization hasn’t affirmed or denied anything, it might have reexamined choice with regards to substitute updates for clients would rather not move up to the most recent rendition of iOS. For the time being, to have the most recent security reports on your iPhone or iPad, you’ll need to introduce iOS 15.