Apple today released iOS 14.8, iPadOS 14.8 and macOS Big Sur 11.6, marking the eighth major update of the iOS and macOS that came out in September/November 2020. You can check the complete information about this update which is mentioned below.
iOS 14.8 & iPadOS 14.8
iOS 14.8 was released two months after the release of iOS 14.7. This update introduced support for MagSafe mobile battery packs. The iOS 14.8 update can be downloaded for free, and all eligible devices can use the software via wireless OTA in the Settings application. To access the new software, go to Settings > General > Software Update. According to Apple’s release notes, iOS 14.8 is mainly a security-focused update, and it is recommended that all users upgrade.
iOS 14.8 may be the last update of the iOS 14 operating system, because we expect the iOS 15 update to be released in a few weeks, but Apple said it plans to allow people to continue using iOS 14 if they don’t want to upgrade to iOS 15 (especially for Apple’s For people who have doubts about the deferred album harmful content scanning function). For this reason, iOS 14 may continue to receive minor security updates over time, but new features may be restricted to iOS 15 users.
List of Supported Device Models:
- iPhone 12, iPhone 12 Pro
- iPhone 12 Pro Max
- iPhone 12 mini
- iPhone 11 Pro Max, iPhone 11 Pro, iPhone XS Max, iPhone XS
- iPhone 11, iPhone XR
- iPhone X
- iPhone 8, iPhone 7
- iPhone 8 Plus, iPhone 7 Plus
- 2020 iPhone SE 2
- iPhone SE
- iPhone 6s
- iPhone 6s Plus
- iPod touch 7th-gen
- 12.9-inch iPad Pro (5th-gen, 4th-gen, 3rd-gen, 2nd-gen, 1st-gen)
- 11-inch iPad Pro (3rd-gen, 2nd-gen, 1st-gen)
- 10.5-inch iPad Pro
- 9.7-inch iPad Pro
- iPad (5th-gen, 6th-gen, 7th-gen, 8th-gen)
- iPad Air (2nd-gen, 3rd-gen, 4th-gen)
- iPad mini (4th-gen, 5th-gen)
macOS Big Sur 11.6
Apple today released macOS Big Sur 11.6, which is the sixth update of the macOS Big Sur operating system first launched in November 2020. macOS Big Sur 11.6 was released one month after macOS Big Sur 11.5.2 (a bug fix update) was released. The new macOS Big Sur 11.6 update can be downloaded using the software update part of the system preferences for all eligible Mac models (forcing installation on unsupported machines by abnormal means, you need to download the installation disk and upgrade it after technical processing).
According to Apple’s release notes, macOS Big Sur improves the security of macOS, and it is recommended that all users upgrade. Apple also released security update 2021-005 for macOS Catalina, both of which resolve a problem that may allow maliciously crafted PDFs to execute code. Apple said that according to the current situation, there are reports that this error may have been actively used by external hackers, so upgrading the system to fix the problem is even more important.