Apple Stops Signing iOS 12.1.1 and 12.1.2 Following Release of iOS 12.1.3

Following the release of iOS 12.1.3 on January 22, Apple has stopped signing iOS 12.1.1 and iOS 12.1.2 the previous versions of iOS that were available to consumers.

iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch owners who have upgraded to iOS 12.1.3 will no longer be able to downgrade to iOS 12.1.1 or iOS 12.1.2.

iOS 12.1.3, available for all iOS devices able to run iOS 12, was a minor bug fix update that addressed issues with the HomePod, iPad Pro, CarPlay, Messages, and more.

Apple routinely stops signing older versions of software updates after new releases come out in order to encourage customers to keep their operating systems up to date.

iOS 12.1.3 is now the only version of iOS that can be installed on iPhones and iPads, but developers and public beta testers can download iOS 12.2, a major update that's currently being beta tested.

Apple will also soon release iOS 12.1.4 to fix a major FaceTime privacy bug.



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10 weeks ago
Went to 12.1.1 Sunday and jailbroke :)
Rating: 6 Votes
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10 weeks ago

Went to 12.1.1 Sunday and jailbroke :)


Didn’t realize people still did this.
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10 weeks ago
Looks like someone was on vacation and just got back and caught up with their backlog.
Rating: 2 Votes
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10 weeks ago

There needs to be a CLASS ACTION LAWSUIT about this practice.

My iPhone 5s would run twice as fast on IOS 10 and all my 32 bit games would work fine, but Apple FORCED IOS 11-12+ on me without my express permission in a battery repair. I lost at least 20+ games & apps that have no updates.

THIS SHOULD BE ILLEGAL!

Bold, all caps should be illegal.

You could have asked the Apple Store to not update your phone, I've done that before when mission critical apps haven't been optimised yet. It's not like Apple didn't give users/developers warning before depreciating 32 bit support. If you "lost" 20 apps because they hadn't been updated since 2013, it's not Apple's fault.
Rating: 1 Votes
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10 weeks ago
I've read that there is a version of iTunes being tested now that would prevent anyone from downgrading iOS devices even if the previous iOS version is still been signed. The article mentioned that this could be a bug and might eventually be fixed but this sounds like something Apple would certainly do.
Rating: 1 Votes
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10 weeks ago
I simply do not understand why Apple apologists support Apple on this refusal to sign previous IOS versions and thus purchased apps on working iPhones. It's practically un-American, if not outright personal theft.
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10 weeks ago

This should be illegal. Where is the EU when I need them


Why should this be illegal?
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10 weeks ago

Can 12.1.2. still be installed?

Not if they stopped signing, though IPSW claims .2 still is
https://ipsw.me/#version
Rating: 1 Votes
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10 weeks ago
There needs to be a CLASS ACTION LAWSUIT about this practice.

My iPhone 5s would run twice as fast on IOS 10 and all my 32 bit games would work fine, but Apple FORCED IOS 11-12+ on me without my express permission in a battery repair. I lost at least 20+ games & apps that have no updates.

THIS SHOULD BE ILLEGAL!
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