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In a recent update, Apple has ceased signing iOS 17.2.1, effectively closing the door on any possibility of downgrading to this version. This move comes in the wake of the release of iOS 17.3 on January 22, which brought about notable changes including Stolen Device Protection for iPhones.
The decision to stop signing iOS 17.2.1 is a standard practice for Apple. Typically, the tech giant discontinues support for older iOS versions after introducing new updates. This strategy aims to motivate users to stay current with the latest operating systems, enhancing security and preventing individuals from reverting to outdated and potentially less secure versions of the iPhone operating system.
It’s worth noting that this cessation of support extends beyond iOS 17.2.1. Apple has also discontinued signing for iPadOS 17.2 on iPads, as well as for the older iOS and iPadOS versions 15.8 and 16.7.4. This is particularly relevant for devices that cannot run the latest iOS 17, urging users to consider upgrading for enhanced performance and security.
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