Apple has officially announced the new software update for iPhone and iPad users, which are iOS 15 and iPad OS 15 respectively, and there are still two months before the company officially rolls it out, meaning people have to use the iOS 14 and iPadOS 15 update until then.
However, this year Apple will allow iPhone users to continue using iOS 14 and iPadOS 14 even after the release of iOS 15 and iPadOS 15, according to a report by MacRumours. The report cites software pages for new updates.
Apple says, “iOS now offers a choice between two versions of software updates in the Settings app, you can update to the latest version of iOS 15 as soon as it’s released to get the latest features and a full set of security updates, or continue with iOS 14 and continue to get important security updates Until you’re ready to upgrade to the next major release.”
Previously, the company had taken the opposite approach, as every time it pushed a major software update, it would stop signing previous versions of iOS to make it impossible to downgrade, and according to the report, the option would be to get both iOS 14 and iOS 15, iPadOS 14 and iPadOS 15 is useful for those who cannot update their devices due to device limitations or requirements implemented by work organizations or schools.
iOS 15 comes with a slew of new FaceTime features, notification customizations, new features for the Photos apps, new privacy-focused features and more.