Apple has released iOS 14.2, its second major release of the new version of the operating system. The update adds new features and also brings some important bug fixes and security updates to free the operating system from three new zero-day security holes that are already being used by hackers to attack. iPhone.
As explained by Apple, the vulnerabilities affect both the iOS character parser and the iOS kernel. This first flaw can “lead to arbitrary code execution” during “processing a dangerous character”, while due to the second “a malicious application may be able to reveal the kernel memory”, thus revealing passwords and other sensitive data. The third flaw is more serious in nature in that it allows “a malicious application to execute arbitrary code with kernel privileges”.
In addition to this, the new version also introduces over 100 new emojis including a transgender flag, two people hugging, anatomical heart, black cat, mammoth, polar bear, dodo, fly, sweet pepper, tamale, bubble tea, one face masquerade and more. The new version also includes a new accessibility feature for blind users with iPhone 12 Pro and Pro Max. According to the release, these two iPhone They can now use the built-in lidar sensor to detect the presence and distance from people in the view of the iPhone’s camera.
Furthermore, iOS 14.2 also offers minor feature updates such as new wallpapers. There are also other visual additions such as headphone audio level notifications for high volume and redesigned controls for AirPlay. iOS 14.2 also adds support for Intercom, a feature that turns HomePod, HomePod mini, and other devices into intercoms.
This new iOS update also offers the ability to connect HomePod to Apple TV 4K for stereo, surround sound and Dolby Atmos audio. It also offers the ability to provide exposure notification statistics, without identifying you, to participating public health authorities.
In addition to this, with the iOS 14.2 update, Apple Card users will have an annual spending history option to allow them to see how much they have spent in the current calendar year. Additionally, in Control Center, there is now a new music recognition switch for integrating the Apple-owned Shazam app into the iOS operating system.
iOS 14.2 also offers minor feature updates such as new wallpapers. There are other visual additions too.
- Apple has released a new iOS 14.2 update for its iPhone.
- The update adds new features and fixes security flaws.
- iOS 14.2 brings with it 100 new Emojis.