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 has not yet released iOS 14.6 to the public quite yet, but that's not stopping the company from moving right along with the next update anyway.
Apple is going to release iOS 14.6 and iPadOS 14.6 to the public very soon. Ahead of that, though, the final release candidate has been seeded to developers.
Apple is moving right along, preparing its major platforms for the next update. Today, a new beta seed is available to developers.
Apple seeded the first developer beta of iOS 14.6 even before the company released iOS 14.5 to the public. But now that that major update is out there, the company is pushing ahead with the next one.
On April 26, 2021, Apple released the OS 14.5 update for the iPhone and iPod touch, the iPadOS 14.5 software for the iPad and tvOS 14.5 one for the Apple TV 4K and Apple TV HD. With these software updates came a global toggle allowing users to tell all apps not to be tracked by default, bypassing the new privacy permission prompt altogether. Now, some people have experienced issues attempting to turn on the feature, with the “Allow Apps to Request to Track“ toggle grayed out in Settings. Here's why that's happening and what you can do about it.
The App Tracking Transparency privacy feature in iOS 14.5, iPadOS 14.5 and tvOS 14.5 requires iPhone, iPad and Apple TV apps to obtain explicit consent from you before tracking you.
Along with releasing the latest updates for iOS 14, iPadOS 14, and watchOS 7, Apple has also released the next major update to macOS 11 and tvOS 14.
Apple plans to release its new iOS 14.5, iPadOS 14.5 and tvOS 14.5 software updates today around 10am PT / 1pm ET, bringing new features to iPhone, iPad and Apple TV customers.