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Apple releases software update containing important fixes

All users of iPhones, iPads, Macs, and Apple Watches are urged to install the update

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Apple has released an update that it says contains “important” fixes for several of its most popular devices. 

The company says all iPhone, iPad, Mac, and Apple Watch users should install iOS 14.4.1 right away, as the update patches a “memory corruption issue” in WebKit -- the browser engine that powers Safari and third-party browsers on iOS. 

To researchers’ knowledge, the bugs haven’t yet been exploited. To mitigate future cybersecurity risks, Apple says “all users” should promptly install the update.

“This update provides important security updates and is recommended for all users.” Apple instructs users to visit the Apple security webpage for more details, which has now been updated to include information on iOS 14.41,” the company said in the release notes. 

Users can install the update by going to the Settings app in their iPhone and choosing “Software Update.” The update is available for iPhone 6s and later, iPad Air 2 and later, iPad mini 4 and later, and iPod touch (7th generation).

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