Also, for the last two updates (plus Feb), nothing was mentioned/added as to what was changed for the minor revision update.I've had my EV6 for a year as well. I did install the May 2023 update in both my car and my wife's 2020 Soul EV. Neither of us have experienced any issues with the update so far - knock on wood.
I think it is inconsiderate at the very least plus bordering on arrogance for Kia not to give a clear and reasonable explanation for pulling the software update. A lot of people who have already installed the update are likely concerned as to how it might negatively affect the vehicle, and may be concerned if there is any risk involved.
Thx to my computer/IT background I understand the update primarily affects the NAV and entertainment rather than the vehicle as a whole. So I am not too concerned. However since the NAV software impacts battery preconditioning I guess there could be an issue. Could the battery preheating be turned on and not shut off, or something like that? I think not likely, but I haven't the benefit of seeing the program coding.
It is so typical for software engineers and programmers to have the end user do quality assurance.