Following a lengthy beta testing period involving developers and volunteer participants, Apple officially released iOS & iPadOS 14.7 to the public last week with a long list of new features and improvements for iPhones and iPads alike. But no software update from Apple comes without the bitter aftertaste.
Just as Apple always does after releasing a major software update, the company closed the signing window for iOS & iPadOS 14.6, which makes it substantially more difficult for iPhone and iPad users to downgrade to the older firmware version if they’ve already updated the device(s) to iOS or iPadOS 14.7, or perhaps the newer yet iOS or iPadOS 14.7.1.
A recently discovered bug that allows malformed network names to crash your iPhone’s Wi-Fi, requiring a factory reset to fix, is now more potent as a zero-day vulnerability in iOS 14.6.
A consumer group in Europe wants some answers from Apple regarding alleged iPhone battery drain after receiving complaints that iOS 14.5 and other updates slowed down recent iPhones.
The Weather app for iPhone and iPad is plagued with the stupidest bug you could imagine, preventing it from displaying the temperature of 69 degrees Fahrenheit anywhere in the forecast.
Apple released the public version of iOS 14.6 on May 24, 2021. Less than 24 hours later, some users began complaining on social media about a significant battery drain and overheating.