Apple ceased iOS 11.4 code signing after the release of iOS 11.4.1 version:
We knew Apple releases a new version of iOS with bug fixes and new features added. When coming to the subversions of a major release, mostly it covers the defect fixtures and performance issues. This time Apple ceased iOS 11.4 code signing after the release of iOS 11.4.1 version due to certain reasons. Let’s get into complete details.
Recently, with the release of iOS 11.4.1 version, Apple stopped code signing for legacy builds as a new version of iOS is available. Now, you can only find code signing for the iOS 11.4.1 version. The latest iOS 11.4.1 update is pushed to address bug fixtures and few critical security holes. Most people reported device crash issue with iOS 11.4 and its previous versions. With the release of iOS 11.4.1, Apple made a fix to all these issues, majorly the emoji’s issue that caused the crash.
The latest iOS 11.4.1 also provides fixes for AirPod tracking through Find My iPhone besides improving the reliability of notes, contacts and mail sync for Microsoft Exchange. The battery drain issues were also addressed with this release.
Apple also established USB Restricted Mode as an option for iPad and iPhone users. This security feature is provided to disable hardwired USB data connections to prevent users from brute force password security attacks. This is the major reason for restricting USB data connections.
Apple ceased iOS 11.4 code signing after the release of iOS 11.4.1 version, as part of its regular update check. This Apple ceases iOS 11.4 code signing after the release of iOS 11.4.1 version, to prevent its users from installing older versions of iOS. As the latest iOS 11.4.1 is available from Software Updates, users can now only install iOS 11.4.1 and the older versions wouldn’t be able to check the number of users using the latest version of iOS.
Apple ceased iOS 11.4 code signing after the release of iOS 11.4.1 version, intentionally to provide defect fixes. The strategy is to make the users free from a buggy iOS version and to ensure security in the devices by fixing compatibility and software issues.
For the developers who are designing applications for iPhone or iPad make sure your applications are made compatible with the latest version. And, guys who are still facing the crash and other performance issues can now update to latest iOS 11.4.1 version and enjoy usage of a bug-free device.
Originally posted 2018-07-24 03:00:36.