Apple Releases iOS 14.8 and iPadOS 14.8 With Security Updates

Apple today released iOS 14.8, marking the eighth major update to the iOS operating system that came out in September 2020. iOS 14.8 comes two months after the release of iOS 14.7, an update that introduced MagSafe Battery Pack support.

iOS 14 on iPhone feature emergency
The iOS 14.8 update can be downloaded for free and the software is available on all eligible devices over-the-air in the Settings app. To access the new software, go to Settings > General > Software Update. Apple has also released a new version if iPadOS 14.

According to Apple's release notes, iOS 14.8 is a security-focused update that is recommended for all users. Apple's security support document outlines two major fixes that have been implemented for issues that Apple says may have been actively exploited.

There is a CoreGraphics bug that could allow a maliciously crafted PDF to lead to arbitrary code execution, as well as a WebKit vulnerability that could allow maliciously crafted web content to execute code.

iOS 14.8 could one of the final updates to the iOS 14 operating system as we're expecting the iOS 15 update to be released in just a couple of weeks, but Apple has said that it plans to allow people to keep using iOS 14 if they don't want to upgrade to iOS 15. For that reason, iOS 14 may continue to get small security updates over time, but new features will likely be limited to iOS 15.

Update 10:16 a.m.: Apple has also released watchOS 7.6.2 with similar security fixes for Apple Watch Series 3 and later.

Related Forum: iOS 14

Top Rated Comments

Steve121178 Avatar
34 months ago

What’s the point when apple is dropping iOS 15 this week
Security. It literally tells you in the thread title.
Score: 17 Votes (Like | Disagree)
_Spinn_ Avatar
34 months ago
They are running out of time to get 14.9 out before 15.0 is released ?
Score: 13 Votes (Like | Disagree)
TheYayAreaLiving ?️ Avatar
34 months ago
Final update.

Last minute update. Not going to lie iOS 14 was very stable update this year. It will be missed.
Score: 8 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Vandam500 Avatar
34 months ago

Downloading now. this even includes an icon !
Oh my goodness, an icon!!!!! :O
Score: 8 Votes (Like | Disagree)
winxmac Avatar
34 months ago
Released today:

iOS 14.8 (18H17)
iPadOS 14.8 (18H17)
macOS Big Sur 11.6 (20G165)
watchOS 7.6.2 (18U80)

Source ('https://developer.apple.com/news/releases/')
Score: 8 Votes (Like | Disagree)
now i see it Avatar
34 months ago

What’s the point when apple is dropping iOS 15 this week
Cuz 14 is fairly polished and will be supported in 2022 while 15 is still a work in progress
Score: 6 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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