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iOS 14.4 update to warn users about faulty cameras, fix security bugs

As per reports, iOS 14.4 will fix several bugs and also warn users about non-genuine camera components.

twitter-logoAnkita Chakravarti | January 27, 2021 | Updated 17:11 IST

Highlights

  • Apple has rolled out the iOS 14.4 and IPadOS 14.4.
  • As per reports, iOS 14.4 will fix several bugs and also warn users about non-genuine camera components.
  • The new update has been released almost a month after its previous update iOS 14.3 was rolled out.

Apple has rolled out the iOS 14.4 and IPadOS 14.4 and you have more reasons than one to update your phone to the latest version. As per reports, iOS 14.4 will fix several bugs and also warn users about non-genuine camera components. Under the updates, Apple has stated that "a malicious application may be able to elevate privileges."

The new update has been released almost a month after its previous update iOS 14.3 was rolled out. A Tech Crunch report has stated that Apple had found a loophole in operating systems and has evidence that someone may have exploited it. Apple has rolled out bug fixes for issues including image artifacts appearing in HDR photos taken with iPhone 12 Pro. It will also solve the problems with the Fitness widget not updating correctly and a bug that could cause a delay in typing.

In its note, Apple has noted, " iOS 14.4 includes the following improvements for your iPhone:
Smaller QR codes can be recognized by Camera- Option to classify Bluetooth device type in Settings for correct identification of headphones for audio notifications- Notifications for when the camera on your iPhone is unable to be verified as a new, genuine Apple camera in iPhone 12, iPhone 12 mini, iPhone 12 Pro and iPhone 12 Pro MaxThis release also fixes the following issues:- Image artifacts could appear in HDR photos taken with iPhone 12 Pro- Fitness widget may not display updated Activity data- Typing may be delayed and word suggestions may not appear in the keyboard- The keyboard may not come up in the correct language in Messages- Audio stories from the News app in CarPlay may not resume after being paused for spoken directions or Siri- Enabling Switch Control in Accessibility may prevent phone calls from being answered from the Lock Screen."

Apart from this, Apple will also add warnings to iPhones that have non-genuine camera components. As per a report by MacRumors, the new iOS 14.4 will warn users about the third-party camera components. The report states that though it throws up a warning, it does not affect the camera usage in any way. "Unable to verify this iPhone has a genuine Apple camera," the message will read. The report states that the message will appear in the Settings menu under General > About as necessary. It could also appear as a notification on the Lock screen for a short period.

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