Apple insists that you update your iOS device, for this reason we know today that Cupertino’s devices stop signing two of their older versions iOS 10.2.1 and iOS 10.3.
Apple will no longer sign iOS 10.2.1 and iOS 10.3
After the release of iOS 10.3.1 on April 3rd , Apple has decided that it is time to drop the previous versions and stop signing iOS 10.2.1 and iOS 10.3, remember that these two iOS versions were previously available to all users before the last update was released on April 3rd.
This means that anyone who has already upgraded their device to iOS 10.3.1 will no longer be able to download their device . While this decision may be appealing to Apple, it is a common move. Apple stops signing up for previous versions of software updates after new versions are released to encourage its users to update their devices (or at least keep them as up-to-date as possible).
Currently, iOS 10.3.1 is the only version of iOS 10 that can be installed on iOS devices by the general public, however, let’s remember that both developers and all those who are subscribed to the public betas program by Apple can already download and test the version, a future update that is currently being tested and could be closer to being released to the general public in the next few days or weeks. The proof of this statement is that today Apple has released new beta versions for its different devices.
iOS 10.3.1, significant improvement over its previous version
If iOS 10.3 already meant a big change in many aspects. iOS 10.3.1 is a minor update where Apple seeks to finish polishing the problems that have been introduced in the previous version, giving the user more security and stability in its operating system for iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch.
With iOS 10.3.1, Apple may be fixing a vulnerability that had been detected in Wi-Fi network uptake on devices that were upgraded to the previous version . Although Cupertino has not confirmed these errors to the public, we could be talking about what could be a failure that would leave our device defenseless and with the possibility that certain people could access our iPhone thanks to this vulnerability.
Perhaps this is the most important reason why Apple has stopped signing iOS 10.3. We don’t know, but what we do know is that this new step taken by Apple could bring us new versions of iOS 10 in the not too distant future, and we will continue to be aware of possible developments.