Usually when Apple releases a new update to its operating systems, and more specifically to iOS, it usually stops signing the previous version within a few days. This means that it is no longer possible to download that version officially, although there are always other ways to get to those versions. The fact is that after the release of iOS 12.4.1 we had no news about its previous version and it has been in the last hours when it has been known that Cupertino’s signature has stopped.
The arrival of iOS 13 and iPadOS is imminent and the proof of this is that version 12.4.1 has simply corrected errors and provided the system with new security measures . It is precisely for security reasons that we always recommend upgrading to the latest version of the device. It is also noteworthy that iOS 12.4 had some bugs that generated more than one headache among users.
Both iOS 13 and iPadOS, the new version for the iPad, incorporate new aesthetic and functional features that will improve the user experience with their devices. However this does not diminish the importance of the still present iOS 12.4.1 mainly because this version will be the last one compatible with some devices.
The iPhone 5s, iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus will see this version of iOS as the last one they will receive because their cradle has hit the ceiling with it. Therefore this version has been very worked on by Apple with the aim that these devices, despite having been launched for years, can be fully functional until users decide to renew their device.
As we said in previous paragraphs, the arrival of iOS 13 and iPadOS is already very close and in fact they have already launched their GM , which stands for Golden Master. These are the latest beta versions, which are supposed to be very stable since their code is the same as the final version that will reach all users. Among the devices that will be updated to this version we find the iPhone 6s or the iPhone SE, devices that have been on the market for a few years but will follow the latest in terms of software.
Thus, it is expected that with the arrival of iOS 13, iOS version 12.4.1 will no longer be signed by Apple, although there is still a week left for that release and the current version will probably still be signed after a few days.