In the same Applesfera comments, we’ve heard it more than once: “I’m not going to update to iOS 14 because overall for what it brings I’m already doing well with iOS. 13 “. Big mistake. Updates to various operating systems, recently macOS 11.5 and iPadOS 14.7 as well as iOS 14.7, not only bring visible news, but most are invisible and many are security-focused.

37 vulnerabilities to protect our data

In virtually all updates to different operating systems, Apple fixes the vulnerabilities. Vulnerabilities which, although generally not a direct and imminent threat, allow the creation of tools such as Pegasus, which has been used to spy on more than 50,000 people around the world.

These vulnerabilities sometimes take the form of curious errors, such as having an iPhone’s Wi-Fi completely disabled after connecting to a network with a certain name. An error which, incidentally, turned out to be more serious than initially thought, as it also allowed code execution under certain circumstances. A bug which, unsurprisingly, is fixed in iOS 14.7.

Apple regularly publishes the list of security updates that apply to different systems. In the case of iOS and iPadOS 14.7, the number of vulnerabilities resolved is 37 and they range from the operation of system audio to source management to WebKit.

These security updates are so important that Apple continues to release them for older systems. This time, the updates received by macOS Catalina and macOS Mojave resolve over 20 vulnerabilities.

As we’ve said many times before, and we’ll say it again here, updates aren’t just about adding certain features. They’re not just for adding new emoji. They are intended to fix bugs, polish errors and close vulnerabilities, and also contain improvements that already personally we may or may not deem interesting. Having said that, we can only recommend updating all of our devices on time.