Apple is retiring iOS 16.1 and preparing an update to end the year

Apple has just stopped signing its iOS 16.1 and iOS 16.1.1 operating system. This news no longer allows users to downgrade or restore to these or previous firmware versions. Today, Apple offers iOS 16.1.2, but an iOS 16.2 update has been in preparation for several weeks on the Cupertino site.

It has been impossible for a few hours to install iOS 16.1 or iOS 16.1.1. This common practice on Apple’s part allows users to update to the latest version of the iPhone operating system. The fact that the Cupertino company is no longer signing the iOS 16.1 version is also a sign that the iOS 16.2 update is about to be released to the general public.

In particular, Bloomberg reporter Mark Gurman announced that the update should be released in mid-December. Currently, Apple has released several beta versions on its developer platform. These beta versions provide preview access to new features that are not yet available to the public.

iOS 16.2: a mid-month release?

On the other hand, those versions that are still in the works in Apple Park are sometimes affected by bugs. Apple releases relatively few patches. The latest version of iOS 16.2 beta allows the use of the FreeForm application. This original Apple solution should facilitate collaboration between users.

This feature is likely to be widely used in the US, while Apple has a strong market share in schools with iPhones, but also, and above all, iPads. In addition to the update for the iPhone, which should arrive in the next few days, Apple should release the equivalent for iPads.

This update is quite expected, it will allow Apple to launch new services. Released a few days before Christmas, it should be fairly stable as Apple doesn’t want to take the risk of offering bugs as year-end gifts to its customers. – Official app

By: Keleops AG

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