iOS 14.4 now available for iPhone, with camera improvements and fixes for several issues

iOS 14.4 now available for iPhone, with camera improvements and fixes for several issues

Apple has released iOS 14.4 for iPhone, and while it’s not a major update, the camera has received the lion’s share of improvements.

Apple has released iOS 14.4 worldwide, the latest version of its operating system for iPhone mobiles. Unlike the last updates, this one does not bring too many important new features, but it is still advisable to install it.

iOS closed 2020 with version 14.3, which introduced a new ProRAW image format, capable of capturing all the data from the various sensors included in the iPhone. Although only the latest iPhone 12 Pro is supported, it has the potential to revolutionize mobile photography.

Before that, iOS 14.2 arrived, which was the version that introduced more than a hundred new emojis, in addition to greater customization capabilities. Among the new emoji was that of the person with a mask, which no longer showed the user as a sick person.

iOS 14.4 features

On the other hand, we can not say that iOS 14.4 brings so many new features, nor so interesting; Unless you use a lot the camera of your iPhone, in which case you will notice the changes. And is that most of the improvements, apart from fixing bugs, focus on the camera.

For example, the iPhone camera is now able to recognize smaller QR codes. QR codes have gained in popularity in the last year, as an alternative for contactless communication; Just by pointing with the mobile we can enter a web page, get information or install an app. With the latest update, the camera will now also work with the smaller QR codes.

iOS 14.4 now available for iPhone, with camera improvements and fixes for several issues
iOS 14.4 now available for iPhone, with camera improvements and fixes for several issues

HDR photography has also been improved, especially on the iPhone 12 Pro, where iOS 14.4 fixes an issue that caused artifacts to appear in the image.

Beyond the camera, if you’ve ever had trouble getting your iPhone to recognize your headphones, a new option in Settings will now allow you to change the type of Bluetooth device we’ve paired for audio notifications.

Otherwise, keyboard delays have been fixed, as well as an issue that caused it to use the wrong language.

iOS will verify if iPhone’s camera is genuine or not

Perhaps the most important iOS 14.4 addition for Apple, but also the most controversial, is a new notification that will appear when iOS is unable to verify the iPhone’s camera as genuine.

This is not something new. Apple has always fought against non-genuine replacement parts in its products, a stance that has been criticized for the way it affects small businesses; moreover, once Apple stops supporting a product, it assumes that it can only end up in the Trash if it breaks something.

In recent years Apple has tried to respond to these criticisms, with a repair service program that allows unofficial businesses to perform these repairs; But still, iPhones will detect if we use parts that do not come directly from Apple.

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