Apple has released a new update to iOS 14. iOS 14.8 does not include any important news, beyond security patches that fix different vulnerabilities . The new version, however, could be the last to reach the operating system announced last year.
Specifically, the update fixes different vulnerabilities of CoreGraphics and WebKit which, according to company information, could have been actively exploited. The patch notes state that this is a recommended update for all users, as the release improves device security. Users can update to iOS 14.8 via Settings> General> Software update. The weight varies depending on the device, but is around 400 MB.
With this latest update to iOS 14, Apple prepares for the arrival of iOS 15, the new version of the operating system for the iPhone that will include major changes. The company is expected to announce the update date during the iPhone 13 launch event. New to iOS 15 are improvements to FaceTime, a new feature to select text from images or photos, improvements to notifications, new privacy features and more.
This year, all iPhones compatible with iOS 14 will be able to upgrade to iOS 15. Therefore, iOS 14.8 will not be the last update for any supported models. Users with older smartphones, if they wish, can only receive security updates and keep the current version of their operating system.
iOS 14.8 arrives without news, but it is also a major update
Beyond iOS 14.8, iOS 14 has come a long way and brought many new features to iPhones. The version arrived at the end of 2020. It introduced, as main novelties, the widgets on the home screen, the new app library and important improvements in security and privacy. Over the months, Apple has released several major updates that included new features. iOS 14.5For example, it came with the possibility of unlocking the iPhone with a mask thanks to the help of the Apple Watch. Months later, Apple released iOS 14.6, which added compatibility with Apple AirTags and AirPods Max.
Recently, the company announced iOS 14.7, which came with the ability to use the MagSafe battery. Apple wasted no time in releasing iOS 14.7.1 with a major fix to a bug that affected Apple Watch users.
In parallel to iOS 14.8, Apple has released iPadOS 14.8, with security enhancements. Too watchOS 7.6.2 and macOS Big Sur 11.6.