The transition from the current version of iOS to the new one is going to go differently this year, at least for those who want it. Apple signal That will leave the choice between two different updates in iOS Settings.
You can either upgrade to iOS 15 as soon as the final version becomes available in September and thus benefit from the new system changes, or continue to iOS 14 while receiving important security updates. If you choose the second option, you’ll be free to upgrade to iOS 15 whenever you want.
This new option is not yet visible in iOS 14, it should appear as of final version of iOS 15. Will it slow down the adoption of iOS 15? Certainly not enough, as Apple had a priori before this option. Automatic updates are activated by default System since iOS 14. Most users should be on iOS 15 automatically or almost automatically when it’s released, but those who want to stay on iOS 14 for some reason or another will be able to do so without sacrificing security . A priori, this new option will not be highlighted during configuration, will have to be searched for in the settings.
This new possibility should in any case please those who are reluctant to jump from day one on a major update for fear of bugs – what happens sometimes, It is true. within the framework of “Anti-Waste” LawThe idea of implementing a separation between “rest” updates and security updates was put on the table but was ultimately not upheld. “We are tempted to switch smartphones because we are forced to download security updates as well as comfort updates. In fact, when it comes to device usage, they create confusion, and sometimes Slow it down, because the substitutes we add to the need without wanting it until they saturate it”, had defended Deputy François-Michel Lambert (Freedom and Territory Group).
Apple has a significant amount of responsibility for this fear of a device slowing down after installing an update, but since the performance-throttling scandal (which earned it) 25 million euro fine Due to lack of information), the brand treats this phenomenon more carefully. The performance of older devices is better captured by newer versions of iOS, and users are better informed about battery conservation measures that can affect speed.
circular economy law Offers to submit a report by the government “Potential avenues to limit the risks of software obsolescence associated with updates to the operating system and software are provided for simultaneously procuring accessories as well as enforcing separation between comfort updates and security updates.” So Apple is ahead of this report which will had to return one year ago.