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Apple won't force updates to iOS 15 from iOS 14

Future iOS updates will be offered in two versions

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Future updates to iOS will be offered as two options, letting users choose to gain all the new features in iOS 15 or solely security updates on iOS 14.

Apple has announced that it is revamping how iOS software updates are issued. Instead of a single download that a user can elect to install or not, forthcoming updates will be released with a choice of two options.

"iOS now offers a choice between two software update versions in the Settings app," said Apple in a preview of iOS 15. "You can update to the latest version of iOS 15 as soon as it's released for the latest features and most complete set of security updates."

"Or continue on iOS 14 and still get important security updates until you're ready to upgrade to the next major version," it continues.

The presumed aim is to make sure all users get key security updates as soon as they are available. And also to avoid issues where unforeseen bugs are found in the iOS update after release, as has recently happened with the beta release of iOS 14.7.

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