Apple is getting ready a shock for iPhone customers worldwide

Apple is planning on doing one thing that it is not executed earlier than.

We’ll get an x.8 launch for iOS, within the type of iOS 14.8.

There’s by no means been an x.8 launch of iOS earlier than.

It is no secret that every main iOS launch appears to spin off increasingly more replace variations downstream within the type of patches and new options. However iOS 14 can also be totally different in that Apple has mentioned that may enable customers to remain on this launch and nonetheless get patches after iOS 15 has been launched.

We’re at the moment on iOS 14.7.1, however for weeks now we have been listening to about an iOS 14.8, however what’s bizarre is that there is not any beta and solely hypothesis about what the replace may comprise.

However it’s coming.

The identify is buried within the Xcode improvement atmosphere, telltale traces of its existence have been uncovered within the logs of internet sites, and I’ve had unbiased affirmation from two sources at Apple that it each exists and it is touchdown.

And it could possibly be touchdown as quickly as this week.

However what’s on this replace?

A contact at Apple says that it is prone to be a bugfix that additionally accommodates the framework to permit iPhone customers to stay with iOS 14 as soon as iOS 15 is launched later this month.

However what about Apple’s baby sexual abuse materials (CSAM) detection system. Is Apple planning to roll this out to iPhones working iOS 14?

In response to what I have been instructed, that is unlikely at this stage. Nonetheless, on condition that iOS 14 will stick with it getting updates past September of this yr, its inclusion in a future replace cannot be dominated out.

So, we’re getting into uncharted territory. Each within the type of an x.8 launch, and Apple making it simpler for customers to stay with an older iOS launch.