Apple has stopped officially signing iOS 12.0.1, which was originally released in early October. This means that it is no longer possible to move from the most recent version of iOS, which is iOS 12.1.
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Apple regularly stops signing previous versions of iOS as part of its efforts to keep users in the most up-to-date and, therefore, secure versions of the operating system. Apple stopped signing iOS 11.4.1 more recently, preventing the degradation of iOS 12 to iOS 11 and stopped signing iOS 12.0.
Over the years, the reasons for downgrading have become increasingly dispersed, especially because users rely on updates over the air instead of connecting directly to iTunes. In the past, users often went down to jailbreak.
The most recent public version of iOS is iOS 12.1. Apple is also currently doing beta testing of iOS 12.1.1, which is currently in its third beta release. The update includes new features of iPhone XR, new complications of Apple Watch and more.
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