Okay, this is my last shot on the Pulitzer – it means I’m fully taking this opportunity to give iOS 14.4.1 a score out of ten based on my inspiration. My spirit? Ready. My body? Rarely. My wish? Pure steel.
So compatriots and enemies, lovers and enemies, friends and enemies, I am here to claim my birthright and give iOS 14.4.1 the grade it was created for. Get ready.
First off… what’s up with iOS 14.4.1?
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Basically, this is the latest update to Apple’s iPhone operating system. And for the sake of total accuracy – because that’s what it is, after all – the company also released iPadOS 14.4.1 at the same time. Both updates had the same functionality.
“And Callum,” I hear you say, adding narrative depth and a different voice to this award-winning post going forward, “what feature is that?”
Well, mate, “functionality” is a pretty strong way to describe it. In fact, iOS 14.4.1 is a security update. On Apple’s website, it’s listed as a fix for a WebKit bug that would allow hackers and others to potentially run code on your device.
And that’s iPadOS and iOS 14.4.1 in a nutshell.
But now the note. We can all agree that it’s boring as hell, right? Important, of course, but dull like dishwater. Where are the cool flashing lights? Or the gentle LIFEHAX? Or a hilarious new specific emoji that I can post on Twitter to get some cute likes? I will tell you where: nowhere.
I don’t feel very inspired by iOS 14.4.1. In fact, I may be feeling negatively inspired. I have less spark now than before. But, surely, I find a few inspiration in iOS 14.4.1?
First of all, security is pretty cool. It reminds me of Kevin Costner in The bodyguard. And what could be more inspiring than that? Second, WebKit? Two words stifled together? Yeah! What is the “dictionary” to tell us what is right and what is wrong? INSPIRING.
So, without further ado … here is my score on the inspiration for iOS 14.4.1:
Please don’t feel like you have to stand up and applaud – what I’m doing here is a public service, not a cry for help. Anyway, if you want some of that inspiring iOS 14.4.1 juice, you can update your iPhone now.
And me? Well, I’ll drop by my mailbox while I wait for my appointment.
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Published March 9, 2021 – 09:55 UTC