You may have already downloaded it last week: version numbered 15.5 of iOS is now available, with its share of new features, including Universal Control or the limitation of the number of episodes downloaded with Apple Podcasts. To consult the complete list of the improvements in question, we invite you to consult our dedicated article.
Following these announcements, Apple has also decided to block the upgrade to iOS 15.4.1 for all those who would have installed the following version. Nothing surprising, since this practice is common to each update of the operating system for iPhone. But if you encounter a bug with iOS 15.5, then it is now impossible for you to solve it by rolling back.
For the sake of security
Why Apple works like this, no one knows at the moment. Nevertheless, it goes without saying that having the latest stable version of iOS is essential for security reasons. In fact, the developer regularly fixes bugs potentially exposing your personal data to hackers. Better to protect yourself as much as possible.
This strategy is also a way of fight against jailbreak, which Apple does not like at all. Finally, we can imagine that Cupertino also takes the opportunity to force our hand by adopting its latest modifications, to its advantage. If a new feature is out and the publisher wants to quickly get mass feedback on it, it is indeed more obvious to impose it on users.
Better statistics than the competition
The blocking of reversion to older versions is also a blessing for iOS adoption statistics, since these quickly exceed 90%. To compare, Google does much less well with Android since its eleventh edition was only running on a quarter of compatible mobiles towards the end of 2021.
And you, do you always install the most recent version of iOS or do you prefer to wait to avoid encountering a technical problem that has not yet been resolved? This is what many prefer on Mac for security, especially when the machine acts as a workstation. Indeed, some bugs are regularly reported there even after several betas.