Apple has been working towards a public launch of iOS 14.7 and iPadOS 14.7 for weeks now. The goal, of course, to get it out before the wide launch of iOS 15 and iPadOS 15 later this year. To that end, the final Release Candidate has been seeded to developers.
Update (07/13/2021): Apple has also seeded the Release Candidates for macOS 11.5 Big Sur, tvOS 14.7, and watchOS 7.6 as well.
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Today, Apple seeded the Release Candidate for both iOS 14.7 and iPadOS 14.7 to developers. The new prerelease software is also available for public beta testers as well. The Release Candidate being seeded now indicates that a public launch for the software is right around the corner. That could either be sometime later this week, or early next week.
Developers and public beta testers who already have their devices properly registered can download the new software as an over-the-air (OTA) update.
As far as what’s new, there were at least a couple of new things added. First, the new softwaresupports timer controls for the HomePod from within the Home app. And iOS 14.7 also adds air quality information to more countries within Apple’s stock Weather app.
There is also one new big addition to the Release Candidate that wasn’t present in the previous betas. Earlier today, Apple officially launched a brand new MagSafe Battery Pack for the iPhone 12, iPhone 12 mini, iPhone 12 Pro, and iPhone 12 Pro Max. iOS 14.7’s Release Candidate brings support for that new accessory.
The new MagSafe Battery Pack is available to buy today, but it won’t arrive until next week. So, around the time the new software launches.