Apple has finally released its newest iOS 14.4 version. To those who don’t know it, here’s the perfect time to update your OS now.
This version is available to all iOS 13-compatible devices. This means that whether you have iPhone 6S and above newer models, and 7th generation iPod touch; this update can be downloaded for your device.
Compared to other updates though, Apple’s iOS 14.4 version is not really significant for iPhone users. However, it could be the most important update that you need if you want to keep your device from getting hacked.
What to expect on iOS 14.4
As said, Apple iOS 14.4 is not really a big upgrade compared to other newly-released OS updates.
Here are some of the best things that will be upgraded with the new iOS 14.4:
New typing upgrade
If you’ve been using the iOS 14 version, you might already encountered issues on typing on your device. Even word suggestions could be off too.
Thanks to the new update, iPhone users would no longer experience the same typing delay on device. The word suggestion bars will also be more accurate now, with fewer issues on different languages appearing in the Messages keyboard.
When it comes to accessibility, Apple iOS 14.4 also did an improvement. The issue on enabling switch control in the accessibility tab will no longer stop users from answering calls, even from Lock Screen.
Aside from those updates, the new upgraded iPhone camera has now fixed the issue of HDR photos, taken without approval by the user.
Notifications for when the camera on your iPhone is unable to be verified as a new, genuine Apple camera in iPhone 12, iPhone 12 mini, iPhone 12 Pro and iPhone 12 Pro Max, is also included on the new iOS 14.4
The upgrade you really need
Though the above upgrades look okay for the newest OS update, the one thing that makes iOS 14.4 more important than others is its additional fix upgrade on security system.
You see, as Apple released the new OS, it also announced a bad news for all iPhone users.
Two security threats were outlined by the company, describing it as already “exploited.”
The first security threat is linked to the web browser rendering engine, WebKit, which may allow hackers to open and access device.
The second vulnerability, however, involves a “malicious application” that may be able to elevate user access or kernel vulnerability.
As an example from Katie Moussouris, CEO and founder of cybersecurity firm Luta Security, “It is possible that a vector could be, almost like a sleeper cell of an app. If you’re vulnerable, it tries to exploit it.”
“Kernel vulnerabilities, just by their nature are going to be more serious.” Moussouris said, “[The kernel] is part of the brain of the operating system. It’s supposed to be the most protected… For sure, you know this is a serious issue.”
Apple has said that the only way to make sure that your device won’t be a victim of these exploitation is through updating your OS now to iOS 14.4 and let it fixed right away.
That’s the reason why it’s, indeed, important.