Tim Cook recently confirmed that the public launch of iOS 14.5 is happening soon. However, there's still time for more betas so the company can keep working out the kinks.
Tim Cook recently confirmed that the public launch of iOS 14.5 is "a couple of weeks" away. As such, there's still time for more beta seeds to keep ironing things out before that happens.
Aside from bringing out Waze-like reporting and hazard features, Apple Maps is getting another feature similar to Google Maps: real-time crowdsourced information for points of interest, such as whether a business is currently open and how busy it is at the moment.
Apple has released the fourth betas of the upcoming iOS 14.5, iPadOS 14.5, tvOS 14.5, watchOS 7.4, macOS Big Sur 11.3 and HomePod 14.5 software updates.
Apple continues to march ahead with the next software updates for iOS and iPadOS. The company today seeded yet another beta of the upcoming software.
Aside from unlocking your iPhone with an Apple Watch, changing the default music player for Siri requests and other perks, iOS 14.5 adds several handy new actions to the Shortcuts app.
Apple has made good on its promise to bring proper AirPlay 2 support to the Fitness+ service.
Apple's iPadOS 14.5 software disables onboard microphones when you close your iPad smart folio case, another way the company continues to boost user privacy across its platforms.
If you use the stock Music app on your iPhone, iPad or Mac, you'll be glad to know that Apple now makes it much easier to quickly add the current song to your listening queue or library.
Safari in iOS and iPadOS 14.5 further limits the risk of information leak by proxying safe-browsing services via Apple servers to prevents user data from being returned to Google.
Siri in iOS 14.5 and iPadOS 14.5 has gained a new feature for choosing the default music-streaming service when using the digital assistant to request songs.