Apple is releasing iOS 14.8 to the public today for iPhone users, just days before we expect iOS 15 to also be released to the public. Analytics and Xcode data had previously suggested that iOS 14.8 was in development, and sure enough, it is rolling out now alongside iPadOS 14.8.

  1. During an online-only keynote for Apple's annual Worldwide Developer Conference Monday, the company launched iOS 14.The new iPhone OS is a follow-up to last year's iOS 13, which initially had a.
  2. Apple has stop signing their iOS 14.8 software, the software was released just before Apple released their iOS 15 update. Previously users had the choice to update their devices to iOS 14.8 or iOS.

Update: More details on the security fixes here.

IOS 14 compatible devices: All the iPhones that support Apple's new OS. Last year, we found out only iPhones from the last four years would be compatible with iOS 13. Apple today released iOS and iPadOS 14.5, marking the fifth major updates to the iOS and iPadOS 14 operating systems that were initially launched in September. IOS 14.5 comes three months after.

The build number for today’s release of iOS 14.8 is 18H17. You can update your iPhone by going to the Settings app, choosing General, then choosing Software Update. Apple is also rolling out iPadOS 14.8 for iPad users today as well.

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Notably, iOS 14.8 was not beta tested, so this is a surprise release for users. Apple’s release notes for the update simply say it “provides important security updates and is recommended for all users.”

Last year, Apple released iOS 13.7 on September 1, just two weeks before the release of iOS 14 to the public on September 16. Something else to consider this year is that Apple has already announced that it plans to give users a choice between updating to iOS 15 as soon as it’s released, or staying on iOS 14 but still receive important security updates.

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iOS now offers a choice between two software update versions in the Settings app. 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.

Did you find anything else new in today’s release of iOS 14.8? Let us know in the comments below or on Twitter, @9to5Mac.

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Apple has stop signing their iOS 14.8 software, the software was released just before Apple released their iOS 15 update.

Previously users had the choice to update their devices to iOS 14.8 or iOS 5 from iOS 14.7, Apple is obviously looking to get people to update to iOS 15. You can now only update your device to iOS 15 from iOS 14.7.


When Apple stops singing a version of their software, in this case iOS 14.8, once you have upgraded beyond that release, i.e iOS 15, you can now longer downgrade to the previous version.

Apple does this when it does not want users to downgrade to a previous version of iOS, this is usually when there is a possible security issue in the software which has been fixed in the next release.

We had the first update to iOS 15 recently, iOS 15.0.1 which fixes a number of different bugs that were discovered in the iOS 15 update.

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Apple is also currently beta testing iOS 15.1, we had the second beta of this software last week and we are expecting the third beta to be released some time later today. It will be interesting to see what changes are introduced in the latest beta of Apple’s iOS software.

If you have not updated your device to the latest iOS 15.0.1 software it is recommended that you install the update as it comes with a wide range of new feature, bug fixes and performance improvements.

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