Apple today officially released slightly updated iOS 14.8.1 and iPadOS 14.8.1 system software, bringing some security improvements to iPhone/iPad users after a month.For all eligible Apple device users, regardless of whether you have received the update push notification or not, the official recommendation is to manually check and obtain the OTA installation package in “Settings -> General -> Software Update”.
Officially by AppleSupporting documentsIt can be seen that the iOS /iPadCompared with OS 14.8, the 14.8.1 update fixes multiple vulnerabilities related to sidecar (Sidecar), browser (WebKit), voice control (Voice Control), status bar (Status Bar), etc.
Fortunately, with the exception of an IOMobileFrameBuffer (which allows applications to execute arbitrary code with kernel permissions), most of the vulnerabilities have not been widely exploited in the wild.
MacRumors pointed out that Apple still adopts a “two-step” strategy, allowingiPhoneUsers can choose to update iOS 15 or continue to use iOS 14 as needed.
Apple will continue to release updates for iOS 14, but the main work will be on security fixes. As for more new features, it is still limited to iOS 15.