A few weeks ago, Apple rolled out the new 15.4 update for its iOS ecosystem. A new version which brought its share of new features , but which also suffered from some bugs, with in particular battery problems for some users. Today, the American giant puts a new minor update online, but which however corrects a serious concern with a critical flaw.
An iOS 15.4.1 update is rolling out
Discreetly, Apple has therefore deployed a new update 15.4.1 for iOS. Despite its “minor” side, the latter corrects a critical flaw of the type “zero day“. On its official website, Apple indicates that the new iOS 15.4.1 corrects a concern about “an application that may be able to execute arbitrary code with kernel privileges“. Apple also announces that it is aware of a report indicating that this problem may have been actively exploited.
In addition, for the past few days, users of an iPhone under iOS 15.4 have been able to encounter battery problems, with autonomy literally shot down by the new operating system. On the Apple side, we were reassuring, indicating that it was not just any bug, but rather a temporary overactivity of the iPhone, inherent in the proper implementation of the new operating system, resulting in overconsumption of energy. A “problem” which should go back to normal by itself after a few days.
However, by scrutinizing the list of fixes brought by this new iOS 15.4.1 update, we can read “This update includes the following bug fixes for your iPhone: Battery may drain faster than expected after updating to iOS 15.4.”
In other words, Apple is fixing a “bug” which has so far never been considered a “bug“… The fact remains that once the update has been downloaded, your iPhone will be protected against a critical flaw, and should regain all its autonomy of yesteryear. It’s always that.