Apple iOS 15.4.1 updates the abbreviation of the Ukrainian capital Kyiv from KIE to KYI on its world clock widget: here’s why

Find out what’s new in iOS 15.4.1 and whether you need to update your iPhones and iPads here.

Following user reports of severe battery drain on recently launched iOS 15.4, Apple has rolled out iOS 15.4.1 to the public with a solution to the battery issue. The iOS 15.4.1 release notes also mention some bug fixes for Braille devices and Made for iPhone hearing aids. However, as always, on closer inspection, you’ll come across some other minor changes as well. For example, Apple’s World Clock widget now displays the abbreviation for Ukraine’s capital, Kyiv, KYI instead of KIE. Let’s see his reason first.

The abbreviation for kyiv on iOS 15.4.1 is KYI: here’s why

iOS 15.4.1 kyiv World Clock

As Steve Moser, Contributing Writer at Macrumors, notes, “KIE comes from the Russian spelling of kyiv: kyiv.”

Additionally, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenksyy recently clarified the correct spelling of the nation’s capital. He tweeted:

Moving back to iOS, here are the other improvements in version 15.4.1:

iOS 15.4.1 Changes, fixes, should you update?

Apple Release Notes

Apple.com Release Notes​

Apple’s release notes indicate the following bug fixes for your iPhone:

  • Battery may drain faster than expected after updating to iOS 15.4
  • Braille devices may become unresponsive when navigating through text or displaying an alert
  • Made for iPhone hearing aids may lose connection in some third-party apps

Apple Support also reveals that iOS 15.4.1 and iPadOS 15.4.1 fixed a security issue with AppleAVD (an audio-video decoding framework) on the respective platforms.

Well, it’s not just these two, Apple has also released watchOS 8.5.1, tvOS 15.4.1 and HomePod 15.4.1 updates, the details of which you can check out here.

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Christi C. Elwood