In an intriguing turn of events, Apple rolled out iOS 14.8 and iPadOS 14.8 on Monday, just one day before the official reveal event for the iPhone 13 is set to take place. Unlike most of Apple’s software updates, there was no beta testing period for iOS 14.8. We are not entirely sure why this is the case, but the update clearly doesn’t add any major new features. Rather, Apple says iOS 14.8 “provides important security updates and is recommended for all users.”
In 2019, Apple released iOS 13 one day before the iPhone 11 started shipping. In all likelihood, Apple will roll out the final release of iOS 15 within the next few days. Feel free to update to iOS 14.8 in the meantime, but considering the lack of testing, it might be worth waiting a few days.