Why is Apple updating iOS 14 at the very last minute?

Apple has issued last minute updates for iOS and iPadOS just days before the iOS 15 and iPadOS 15 updates are set to be released.

iOS 14.8 and iPadOS 14.8 can now be downloaded in what will certainly be the final update before the brand new software lands following Apple’s September 14 event.

In the release notes, Apple says the update provides a number of security updates and it appears to be designed for those who won’t be upgrading to iOS 15 straight away.

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