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One week after releasing iOS 14.8, Apple stops signing iOS 14.7.1

Apple released iOS & iPadOS 14.8 last Monday to patch serious vulnerabilities that could have been weaponized by hackers to run malicious code on others’ iPhones and iPads via iMessage. Most owners of these devices were advised to update without hesitation, except perhaps jailbreakers, given the gravity of what these vulnerabilities could have entailed.

Now that it’s been a week since that software update, it may come as no surprise that Apple has officially closed the signing window for iOS & iPadOS 14.7.1, the firmware that pre-dated iOS & iPadOS 14.8.

CoolStar teases jailbreak untether after achieving arbitrary code execution post-reboot

Untethered jailbreaks are something of a rarity these days, with most modern jailbreaks being either semi-tethered or semi-untethered variants instead. But a teaser by security researcher Linus Henze just one week ago manifested at least some hope that the community could witness one again soon, at least for the likes of iOS & iPadOS 14.5.1 and below.

And speaking of untethered jailbreaks, Odyssey Team lead developer CoolStar announced via the Sileo / Taurine / Odyssey Discord channel Monday evening that they had successfully achieved arbitrary code execution in a native iOS/iPadOS application after conducting a full reboot of the device. This is, of course, the hallmark feature of an untethered jailbreak.

iOS 15 adds improved Face ID anti-spoofing models, along with other security fixes

Apple promotes Face ID in new 'Nap' ad

While Apple does a solid enough job of detailing most of the new features baked into software updates, there are typically some elements that miss the big unveilings (or even the press releases soon after). And some aren't necessarily meant to see the bright lights of a stage at all. Instead, they are buried within documentation. But that doesn't make them any less important.

The 15 best iOS 15 features worth checking out

Following months of testing, Apple's iOS 15 software is now available to the general public. The update brings several major new features as well as a bunch of under-the-hood improvements. Here are some of the best fifteen iOS 15 features that you should try.

Apple releases watchOS 8 and tvOS 15

It's Monday, September 20, which means it's Launch Day for most of the brand new versions of Apple's popular software platforms. Right alongside the public launch of iOS 15 and iPadOS 15, the company is also welcoming watchOS 8 and tvOS 15.

The best iPhone 13 cases you can buy right now

best iPhone 13 cases available now

If you're going to get yourself an iPhone 13, any one of the upcoming models in the lineup, then you'll probably want a case. If that describes you, then you'll want to check out our list of some of the best options you can pick up right now.