iOS 11 emerged a few weeks ago. Anyone who wasn’t satisfied with the stability of Apple’s new software update or didn’t want to update to iOS 11 for other reasons will have to do it now if they use the 64-bit version of the operating system. Apple decided to shut down the iOS 10.3.3 and iOS 11.0 signing window for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch devices.
Since the release of the original iOS 11, Apple has released two more updates: iOS 11.0.1 last week and iOS 11.0.2 a few days ago. The newest update fixes the issue with the crackling noise on the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus during calls and adds some important security-related enhancements.
It’s worth mentioning that Apple only stopped signing the 64-bit version of iOS 10.3.3. The 32-bit version of the operating system is still active for users of devices that support it. This move was expected from Apple, as the older devices aren’t compatible with iOS 11, which is only a 64-bit operating system. Instead, 32-bit devices require the older signed version, which is merely iOS 10.3.3 at the moment.
Apple’s decision to shut down the iOS 10.3.3 and iOS 11.0 signing window is a massive letdown for users who are not fond of Apple’s new operating system and the great variety of bugs which come with it. Users will no longer be able to stay on the old operating system. Moreover, they won’t be able to downgrade their devices using iTunes, like they could before. Users can only hope that a new jailbreak will scratch the surface. However, the odds don’t seem favorable for that.
There is no news regarding a jailbreak for iOS 11.0 or iOS 10.3.3. The last publicly available jailbreak is yalu102, which is for iOS 10.2. Still, there’s been news regarding demo versions of jailbreaks running on both iOS 11.0 and iOS 10.3.3 devices. Again, it is uncertain will they come out or not.
Apple is performing the necessary tests to ensure that iOS 11.1 will be available for download when the iPhone X comes out. Developers and public testers are trying out the iOS 11.1 beta to see how it works. It is highly expected that the software update will be released with the iPhone X. Preorders for the handset begin on October 27, while the official launch will be on November 3.
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