Here's why you need to update your iPhones immediately

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Bluetooth labelling will improved audio notifications, and specifying the type of device can also "ensure your Headphone Audio Level measurements are accurate".

Apple has just released iOS 14.4 for all supported iPhones, and this time, there are bigger changes coming to users out there.

The ultra-wideband handoff feature was announced alongside the HomePod mini, with Apple promoting a late 2020 release.

In fairness to the rest of Apple's product line-up, sales were up by double-digits across the board: iPads accounted for $8.44 billion of the company's overall revenue, up from just under $6 billion this time previous year.

The iOS 14.4 update brings fixes for three vulnerabilities that "are said to be under active attack by hackers".

Visit the device Settings to get the latest update. "Apple is aware of a report that this issue may have been actively exploited", it says.

This includes a delay in typing and word suggestions not appearing, and the incorrect language coming up for the keyboard in Messages.

Description: A logic issue was addressed with improved restrictions.

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An anonymous researcher has been credited with the reporting of all three flaws. Similarly, iPadOS 14.4 can be downloaded on the iPad models compatible with the iPadOS 14.

Apple has also launched watchOS 7.3 for the Apple Watch Series 3 and later.

Meanwhile, Apple's services business - which has long kept the company stable despite shifts in the popularity of its hardware - also saw sharp growth. Furthermore, watchOS 7.3 fixes the issue that made the Control Centre and Notification Centre unresponsive when Zoom is enabled. But the first two flaws, CVE-2021-1870 and CVE-2021-1871, involve Webkit, the browser engine in Safari and iOS's Mail application. There is new visual, audible, and haptic feedback when music is handed off from an iPhone to a HomePod mini. Media playback controls also appear automatically when an iPhone is nearby without having to unlock it first. Although the Cupertino-based company missed that target timeframe, it's now making good on its promise.

HomePod 14.4 adds a few new features that work in concert with the iPhone's U1 chip.

Apple iOS 14.4 is available to users as an over-the-air (OTA) update.

Do you have an iPhone or iPad? The update also carries a patch for the vulnerability CVE-2021-1782 that might have been actively exploited.

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