Apple Releases Revised Build Of iOS 17.4.1 And iPadOS 17.4.1

Apple released the iOS 17.4.1 and iPadOS 17.4.1 software updates earlier this week with both carrying the build number 21E237. However, Apple has now quietly published an updated build using the build number 21E236.

MacRumors reports that the new version is available now, although only to those who have yet to update to the latest release.

The revised updates are available for all iPhone and iPad models that are compatible with iOS 17 and iPadOS 17, but they can only be installed via the Finder app on macOS and the Apple Devices or iTunes apps on Windows at this time. Apple has not made the new builds available over the air in the Settings app on the iPhone and iPad.

It isn’t yet clear what the new build has that the older one didn’t, but there must be a reason for the change. The differences are very likely to be minor in nature, however.

MacRumors does suggest that there were issues with some iPhones getting stuck in a bootloop when they were installing iOS 17.4.1 previously so it’s possible that this updated release is designed to fix that issue for those who are yet to install the old one, but that has not been confirmed.

Apple is already working on what comes after this, with the iOS 18 update expected to be previewed during the June 10 WWDC event. The update will then likely be made available to the public this fall.

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