Apple releases iOS 14.8.1 and iPadOS 14.8.1 with several critical security updates

There are no new features in this release, but the critical security fixes mean you should update right away.

If you haven't yet chosen to update to iOS 15, you should probably take a trip into your Settings today to update your iPhone anyway. Apple has just released iOS 14.8.1 and iPadOS 14.8.1, which include important security updates in several key components of the OS.