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Apple has rolled out an update for various devices and systems. There is also one for older operating systems such as macOS 10.14 Mojave and macOS 10.15 Catalina. The security update is mainly intended to close a security hole in the Safari web browser. This can be concluded from the previously missing details on the update. Because where Apple otherwise gives clues about what the update will do for macOS, iOS, watchOS and Co., the technology giant from Cupertino is currently still keeping a low profile. It is likely that this serves to protect users, as precise information about the security gap would be conducive to possible attacks.
As you can see in the picture above, the system update mainly includes Safari version 14.1.2. Apple's web browser should most likely become more secure with it. If it were purely a performance update, Apple would communicate this more clearly. The screenshot is from macOS 10.15 Catalina. If you click on “More information ...” in the window, you only get this information: “Safari 14.1.2 contains improvements for security and bug fixes.” - Accordingly, the update is of course recommended. Not only if you use the Safari browser by default, but also in all other cases you should allow a few minutes for the update.
The update for older macOS versions follows new system versions for other devices that Apple rolled out yesterday. For example, iOS version 14.7 is available for compatible iPhones. This includes support for the external MagSafe battery from Apple as well as other improvements and bug fixes. At least that's what the official description says (see picture). Just take a look at the Settings under the point General and then under software update to see if iOS 14.7 is available for your iPhone. You can also download updates for the Apple Watch, Apple TV and Co. I would recommend this because better safe than sorry;)
After graduating from high school, Johannes completed an apprenticeship as a business assistant specializing in foreign languages. But then he decided to research and write, which resulted in his independence. For several years he has been working for Sir Apfelot, among others. His articles include product introductions, news, manuals, video games, consoles, and more. He follows Apple keynotes live via stream.