Apple Criticized For Cut-Off On iOS 10.1 and 10.1 Version Signing; iOS 10.2 Still Buggy

By Snooky Grawls , Updated Dec 23, 2016 03:02 AM EST

With the release of iOS 10.2, it didn’t take long for Apple to whittle down the iOS versions that they still recognize for signing. iOS 10.1 and 10.1.1 have now been shelved, making it all the more difficult for Apple device owners to downgrade to previous operating systems should iOS 10.2 malfunctions.

The latest move by the Cupertino company practically forces iPhone and iPad users to update to the latest iOS 10.2, Mac Rumors reported. Some will likely remain apprehensive, seeing the plethora of issues that iOS 10 has carried so far.

The most celebrated issue is the 30 percent battery bug which iOS 10.2 may not have addressed. Further, iOS 10.2 has reportedly made the issue worse with some claiming that the battery percentage remains stuck at a certain level and then dramatically drops, Forbes reported.

Recall that the 30 percent battery draining bug was first reported of affecting the iPhone 6s. Now, most feel that Apple is introducing the problem to unaffected devices with iOS 10.2 From that standpoint alone, such justifies why most were resorting to an OS downgrade to either iOS 10.1 or 10.1.1 before the Cupertino company pulled the plug.

A bit of good news is the fact that Apple’s iOS development team has not slept on the job. iOS 10.2.1 beta is underway and hopefully, necessary fixes and improvements are included.

But the real worry of most is the aggressive stand of Apple on iOS signing cutoffs. Though it does turn off hackers with their vaunted iOS jailbreaking efforts, it severely affects the end of authentic iOS users as well in terms of options.

With no room for downgrade, most are stuck with an operating system with little recourse. If all else fails, Apple device owners may not like the last alternative - that of which is to head on to the nearest Apple service center where long lines are most likely to happen.

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