After the macOS 14.4 update rolled out earlier this month, users and companies quickly noticed some glitches. Complaints about malfunctioning USB hubs flooded platforms like Reddit and Apple Support Communities forums within days. Later on, issues with Java and iLok audio software DRM devices emerged. Although some users reported problems with printer drivers and iCloud Drive file revisions getting deleted, Apple’s official release notes don’t acknowledge these issues.

Interestingly, some of these bugs apparently didn’t surface during the preview builds of the 14.4 update, which could explain why they went unnoticed during the public beta testing phase.

In response to security concerns, Apple released macOS Sonoma 14.4.1, addressing vulnerabilities that could potentially lead to remote code execution through compromised images. For Mac users who haven’t upgraded to Sonoma (or can’t), macOS Ventura 13.6.6 was also rolled out to patch these security flaws.

Last week, minor updates were also released for iOS, iPadOS, and tvOS to address the same security vulnerabilities. However, the release notes for these updates only mention generic “important bug fixes and security updates,” without specifying any non-security-related issues.

Minor updates:

Last week, Apple rolled out minor updates for iOS, iPadOS, and tvOS to address those security vulnerabilities. However, in their release notes, there weren’t any specific mentions of fixes for other non-security-related issues. Instead, they stuck to the usual boilerplate statement of “important bug fixes and security updates.”

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