Not running iOS 15? Apple has released an important security update for all devices with iOS 14 installed. There are many performance improvements and bug fixes included as well. While the update does not bring any new features to the table, it keeps iOS 14 secure by patching a number of security vulnerabilities. Whether your device is older or you've decided to postpone installing iOS 15, it's a good idea to keep iOS current.
When it comes to iOS security updates, the answer is always to install the latest software as soon as possible. iOS 14.8 is no different, however the launch of iOS 15 is only days away. While iOS 14.8 patches a serious iPhone vulnerability, the same problem is also fixed in iOS 15. iPhone owners currently running iOS 14 have two choices when it comes to dealing with this security threat.
Apple offers a new option to iOS 14 users this fall with the release of iOS 15. Instead of pushing all compatible iOS devices to upgrade to the latest firmware, Apple will let users decide whether to upgrade to iOS 15 or stay with the current version. Fans of iOS 14 still get ongoing security updates and bug fixes.
Just a week after the iOS 14.5 drop, Apple has released a minor bug fix with iOS 14.5.1. Alongside the latest update, Apple has also launched iOS 12.5.3 for older iPhones. These updates are recommended for all users and can be installed using an over-the-air (OTA) update. Apple has fixed an issue with app tracking and improved security on its mobile devices.
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Apple continues to improve Siri's capabilities and with iOS 14.5 the voice assistant gets brand new voice options. The revamped voices are in the English language, with both a female and male addition. These updated voices are recorded from live speakers, then processed using Apple's Neural text to speech engine. The engine helps spontaneously generated phrases sound more realistic, delivering smoother speech that flows naturally.