Apple has now stopped signing iOS 14.2 and 14.2.1, preventing users from downloading them and installing them on their devices. As a result, iOS 14.3 is now the only version of the software that is available to the public.
While Apple is currently putting iOS 14.4 through its beta paces, it could be a matter of weeks before that is made available to the world.
Registered developers and those on the public beta program can install it, but everyone else is stuck with iOS 14.3 for now.
The iOS 14.3 update brought with it support for Apple’s ProRAW camera format. Only available for iPhone 12 Pro and iPhone 12 Pro Max, ProRAW allows photographers to better edit their images after taking them while still being able to take advantage of Apple’s computational magic.
While most people will never notice that they can’t downgrade iOS right now, it does present an issue for those who have issues and want to try a downgrade as part of the troubleshooting process. That means the only recourse for those people is to reach out to Apple and with stores often closed because of the pandemic, that isn’t always as easy as it could be.
We’ll be keeping our eyes peeled for the arrival of iOS 14.4 although it’s only a matter of time before iOS 14.3 is no longer being signed, too.