The massive iOS 15 substitute is form of proper right here, with the massive software program program overhaul anticipated in September. But sooner than that Apple may squeeze in one more mannequin of iOS 14, as iOS 14.8 is rumored to be throughout the works.
That is an unusual situation, every by the use of Apple releasing this many variations of iOS 14, as a result of it’s on no account reached a .8 mannequin with its iPhone software program program sooner than, and by the use of the timing, as a result of it’s so close to the probably iOS 15 launch.
Nonetheless, the iOS 14.8 title has been seen in Xcode (Apple’s progress environment) by Brendan Shanks on Twitter, and that’s fairly compelling proof of its existence.
Not solely that, nonetheless 9to5Mac has confirmed the discovering, and likewise seen additional references to iOS 14.8. But when it actually is throughout the works then when may we see it? And what may it provide? For now we’re undecided, nonetheless we now have now some ideas, as you’ll see below.
Reduce to the chase
- What’s it? The following minor iOS substitute
- When is it out? In all probability in a short time
- How so much will it worth? Nothing, it’ll probably be free
iOS 14.8 launch date
There’s no data on when iOS 14.8 may land, nonetheless logically we’d depend on it sooner than iOS 15, which is ready to most definitely land sometime in September, alongside the iPhone 13 fluctuate. On the time of writing then which means iOS 14.8 would possibly land imminently, and probably all through the following few weeks.
That talked about, there’s no guarantee that it’s going to launch sooner than iOS 15 does. Apple is making a change to one of the best ways it handles updates, allowing clients to stay on iOS 14 for longer whereas nonetheless getting security updates. You may want to do this if as an example you’re prepared for the inevitable iOS 15 bugs to be ironed out, in any other case you merely don’t similar to the sound of among the many changes.
With that in ideas, Apple may launch new mannequin numbers of iOS 14 in tandem with these for iOS 15, with every variations getting security updates, nonetheless solely iOS 15 getting new choices. In that case, it’s attainable that iOS 14.8 will land concurrently iOS 15, or even perhaps later.
iOS 14.8 choices
On the time of writing we don’t have so much considered what choices iOS 14.8 may have. In actuality, as well-known above it’d merely embody security updates.
On the very least though it can probably even have some bug patches, along with possibly for an issue with iOS 14.7.1 which has led to some clients dropping service on their telephones.
Nevertheless, if it was merely going to include bug fixes and security updates then we’d assume the title iOS 14.7.2 may very well be further relevant – a switch to iOS 14.8 suggests further essential changes are deliberate.
So there may very well be some new choices, or some changes to present ones. It will probably embody Apple’s Little one Security image scanning attribute for one. Whereas we had been anticipating this in iOS 15, we would see Apple roll it out earlier and/or guaranteeing that those who stick with iOS 14 nonetheless get it, as a result of it’s designed spherical harm prevention.
Past that, it’s attainable that among the many totally different choices we had been anticipating in iOS 15 would possibly land proper right here. There are a wealth of these, affecting nearly every side of the working system, nonetheless none have been notably linked to iOS 14.8, so we wouldn’t depend upon it.
Lastly, there may very well be plenty of thriller new choices deliberate, nonetheless Apple has undoubtedly saved them very quiet if that’s the case.