Apple does not want its users to be in an obsolete version of software and that is why it usually stops signing these versions. After the official release of iOS 12.4 a few days ago, Apple has stopped signing both iOS 12.3, iOS 12.3.1 or iOS 12.3.2 so that you cannot go back once you are on the latest available operating system version even if there are some annoying bugs.
Apple stops signing iOS versions so users cannot downgrade through iTunes. I’m sure you’re wondering… why do I want to downgrade to an older version? There are two situations that can happen: you find a bug that prevents you from using an important feature of the device, or you wait to do the jailbreak.
We already know that Apple tries in every possible way to limit the jailbreak in its devices because of the security problems that may exist for the users. This is why security, we must always be in the latest version of the operating system available because many security holes in the operating system are patched.
iOS 12.4 does not include any major new features , except for support for the Apple Card, which will be released in August, according to Tim Cook in Apple’s Q3 2019 financial results presentation. This is why it may not be a very attractive version for users outside the USA, but we must bear in mind how important it is to always have our equipment updated.
We don’t know if we will see any more iOS 12 versions during August, or if the next big update we will do in our devices will be for iOS 13 and iPadOS which are currently in beta phase and if it includes important aesthetic and functional innovations that will make us all update our devices.
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