Apple Stops Signing iOS 14.4.1 After Releasing iOS 14.4.2 With Fix for Actively Exploited Security Vulnerability

Following the release of iOS 14.4.2 on March 26, Apple has stopped signing iOS 14.4.1, the previously available version of iOS 14. With iOS 14.4.1 no longer being signed, it is not possible to downgrade to iOS 14.4.1 from iOS 14.4.2 if you've already updated your iPhone or iPad.

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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 14.4.1 was a security update that addressed a WebKit vulnerability that could allow maliciously crafted web content to execute code. iOS 14.4.2 is also a security update that addresses a vulnerability where processing maliciously crafted web content could lead to universal cross site scripting.

Apple said that the vulnerability addressed in iOS 14.4.2 was actively exploited in the wild, so those who have not updated should do so.

iOS 14.4.2 is the current publicly available version of iOS that people can download, but Apple has also provided iOS 14.5 to developers and public beta testers for testing purposes. iOS 14.5 is one of the biggest updates to ‌‌iOS 14‌‌ to date, introducing a feature for unlocking an ‌‌iPhone‌‌ when wearing a mask with an Apple Watch, adding Dual-SIM 5G support, introducing compatibility with the latest gaming controllers, and more.

Top Rated Comments

TheWatchfulOne Avatar
15 months ago

How dare you disable my iPhone apps and tell me you love me!
When did they tell you they love you? They've never told me that. ?
Score: 11 Votes (Like | Disagree)
StyxMaker Avatar
15 months ago
If there is ever ONE Class Action lawsuit I want, it's suing Apple over this signing OS BS. How dare you disable my iPhone apps and tell me you love me! This is the biggest load of BS I've ever heard of legally. How can they get away with it? Yes, I'm still mad since the IOS 10/11 switch and the batterygate and I'm not going to get over it. Apple screwed me over on both of those and the grudge is still long lasting. Mainly because nobody has sued them over this and they're going to do it again. They'll at some point release the M128 chip and all your 64 bit apps will just disappear like Avengers Infinity War!
So sue them instead of waiting for some one else to do it.
Score: 10 Votes (Like | Disagree)
BaltimoreMediaBlog Avatar
15 months ago
If there is ever ONE Class Action lawsuit I want, it's suing Apple over this signing OS BS. How dare you disable my iPhone apps and tell me you love me! This is the biggest load of BS I've ever heard of legally. How can they get away with it? Yes, I'm still mad since the IOS 10/11 switch and the batterygate and I'm not going to get over it. Apple screwed me over on both of those and the grudge is still long lasting. Mainly because nobody has sued them over this and they're going to do it again. They'll at some point release the M128 chip and all your 64 bit apps will just disappear like Avengers Infinity War!
Score: 7 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Apple_Robert Avatar
15 months ago

If there is ever ONE Class Action lawsuit I want, it's suing Apple over this signing OS BS. How dare you disable my iPhone apps and tell me you love me! This is the biggest load of BS I've ever heard of legally. How can they get away with it? Yes, I'm still mad since the IOS 10/11 switch and the batterygate and I'm not going to get over it. Apple screwed me over on both of those and the grudge is still long lasting. Mainly because nobody has sued them over this and they're going to do it again. They'll at some point release the M128 chip and all your 64 bit apps will just disappear like Avengers Infinity War!
They own the software. You do not. As such, they can stop signing any iOS release they want.

You claim to hate it so much and yet, you continue buying Apple products. It makes your claim rather hollow.
Score: 7 Votes (Like | Disagree)
LeadingHeat Avatar
15 months ago

14.4.1 also addressed a security vulnerability just like 14.4.2
Ahh. Okay well then I stand corrected! Thank you!
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Shirasaki Avatar
15 months ago

I thought Windows10 updates (spring update, fall update) were unavoidable. Sooner or later your PC updates to the latest build... Is there a way to prevent that?
Windows 10 enterprise can delay feature update for up to a year. LTSC can make sure your version will not receive any feature update requests, and will continue to receive security updates within 5 years. Sadly both are for business and enterprise market, so activation is going to be tricky. I’m a bit lucky so I take advantage of that.
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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