Apple has released iOS 14.4.2 for the latest devices, iOS 12.5.2 for older devices, and watchOS 7.3.3 with bug fixes and other improvements.
The over-the-air updates are available to download directly to devices. On iOS and iPadOS, this involves opening the Settings app then selecting General, then Software Update, or to wait for the update to install automatically if that setting is enabled.
So far, Apple hasn’t listed any specific reasons for the new updates. The fact that both iOS 14.4 and iOS 12.5 were updated indicates possible security exploits being fixed.
Apple also made watchOS 7.3.3 available listing only bug fixes as the reason.
iOS 14.4.1 released on March 8 with bug fixes as well. It was later discovered that version 14.4.1 patched a WebKit flaw that could have allowed hackers to execute code on a host device using “maliciously crafted” content.
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