iOS 14.7.1 and macOS 11.5.1 arrive with one bug fix and one security fix

Apple executive Craig Federighi unveiled iOS 15 this summer. That version is coming later this year.
Enlarge / Apple government Craig Federighi unveiled iOS 15 this summer time. That model is coming later this yr.

Apple has issued a brand new software program replace for iPhones, iPads, and Macs just some days after the corporate launched macOS 10.15 and iOS/iPadOS 14.7.

The updates add no new options, however the iPhone replace fixes one bug. From Apple’s launch notes:

iOS 14.7.1 fixes a difficulty the place iPhone fashions with Contact ID can not unlock a paired Apple Watch utilizing the Unlock with iPhone function. This replace additionally supplies vital safety updates and is advisable for all customers.

As for macOS, there are not any listed adjustments apart from safety updates. And Apple lists the identical security update for iOS, iPadOS, and macOS. Listed here are the main points from Apple’s help hub:


Obtainable for: iPhone 6s and later, iPad Professional (all fashions), iPad Air 2 and later, iPad fifth era and later, iPad mini four and later, and iPod contact (seventh era)

Impression: An utility might be able to execute arbitrary code with kernel privileges. Apple is conscious of a report that this problem might have been actively exploited.

Description: A reminiscence corruption problem was addressed with improved reminiscence dealing with.

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Final week, Apple launched software program updates for all its platforms, together with iOS 14.7, iPadOS 14.7, and macOS 10.15. Amongst different issues, iOS 14.7 added help for the brand new MagSafe Battery Pack accent, launched a brand new multiuser Apple Card Household function, and made a number of small tweaks all through the working system. macOS 10.15 was a smaller replace that got here just a few days later; it merely added a brand new strategy to kind exhibits within the Podcasts app and stuck a few bugs.

Apple’s software program releases are inclined to comply with a standard sample. Prime-level numbers like “iOS 13” or “iOS 13” are annual releases that introduce a bunch of great new options or adjustments. Then, any replace with a quantity after one decimal level (like iOS 14.7) provides not less than one new function and a handful of bug fixes. Once you see one other quantity after one other decimal level—as on this case with iOS 14.7.1—you are normally an replace that targets one or two bugs or safety vulnerabilities however would not add new options.

At present’s follow-up software program updates can be found to all supported gadgets proper now.