In a somewhat predictable fashion, Apple closed the short-lived signing window for iOS & iPadOS 14.7 on Monday, almost one full week after unleashing iOS & iPadOS 14.7.1 upon the general public with important bug fixes and security patches for its mobile devices.
Hot off the heels of Apple’s newly released iOS & iPadOS 14.7.1 software update Monday afternoon, the company published a page entitled “About the security content of iOS 14.7.1 and iPadOS 14.7.1.” The notes describing what this update patches are somewhat shocking.
Apple is expanding Ultra Wideband availability on compatible devices such as the iPhone 11 and iPhone 12 family to more countries, including Argentina, Pakistan, Paraguay and more.
If the “Unlock with iPhone” feature won't work on your Apple Watch, that could be because you're using a phone with Touch ID and running the new iOS 14.7 update.
After weeks of beta testing, the day has finally arrived. The next update for iOS and iPadOS is now available to the public. Now, it's not quite the big update we're all waiting for -- iOS 15 doesn't arrive until this fall -- but it's certainly a noteworthy uptick in version number, at least.
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.
Apple has its sights set on the next major update to all of its popular platforms. Until that happens, though, the company has another minor update in the works. Namely, iOS 14.7.
While Apple is moving towards the future release of iOS 15, the company isn't quite ready to give up on iOS 14 just yet. As a result, the company is still beta testing another minor update for that version of the mobile operating system. And today, there's a new beta.
Earlier this month, Apple officially unveiled iOS 15 and every other major update coming to the company's operating systems. However, updates for iOS 14 and other current OS versions aren't quite finished yet. Today, Apple has seeded the latest betas for iOS 14, iPadOS 14, macOS 11.5 Big Sur, watchOS 7, and tvOS 14.
Apple started the beta process for the next update to its major platforms back in May. And now the company is moving along with the process.
On Tuesday, Apple seeded the second betas of iOS 14.7 and iPadOS 14.7 to registered developers. While there were some minor discoveries made after the first beta was seeded, it looks like this update will be minor in terms of new additions. It's likely that Apple is aiming to smooth out any underlying issues discovered since the public launch of iOS 14.6 earlier this year.
Apple's Weather app displays air-quality information for the US and a handful of other countries, but iOS 14.7 will expand the feature's availability to additional markets and regions.
Apple's iOS 14.7 and iPadOS 14.7 software has gained a new feature that allows you to set timers on your HomePod speaker from within the Home app on your iPhone, iPad and Mac.