New updates for iPhone, iPad, Mac, Apple Watch and Apple TV are coming very soon. On Tuesday, buried in its announcements, Apple revealed that the next versions of all its operating systems – iOS 14.5, iPadOS 14.5, macOS 11.3, watchOS 7.4 and tvOS 14.5 – will be available next week. There is no word on the exact release date of any of them, but it won’t take too long to be honest. Apple has not yet provided us with details on what to expect, although we know little about them thanks to current beta programs.
With iOS 14.5 and watchOS 7.4, iPhone owners will be able to unlock your mobile phones using the paired Apple Watch. This is a particularly useful feature for many during the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, as you won’t have to remove your mask to unlock your iPhone.
The other big thought is facility without tracking which will force apps to ask users if they want to be tracked. This will be available for all new Apple software updates.
In addition, iOS 14.5, iPadOS 14.5, macOS 11.3, watchOS 7.4 and tvOS 14.5 will bring redesigned Apple Podcasts application with support for podcast channels and updated application Reminders with minor changes.
iOS 14.5, iPadOS 14.5, macOS 11.3 and tvOS 14.5 will also include support for PlayStation 5 and Xbox S / X series controllers. On Tuesday at the Apple event, the Cupertino giant talked about how the games will feel even more exciting in the upcoming iPad Pro with M1 chip with next generation controller support (including for haptics).
In addition, more than 200 new emojis and an emoji search function with iOS 14.5, iPadOS 14.5 and macOS 11.3 are expected. Apple Fitness + will now support AirPlay 2 on iOS 14.5, iPadOS 14.5 and watchOS 7.4. Finally, we have support for five new languages with Apple Pencil Scribble in iPad OS 14.5.
With tvOS 14.5, Apple TV owners will be able to calibrate the color balance of their TV display thanks to a new feature called Adjust Color Balance. Of course, you will also need one of the latest iPhone models, working with the latest update of iOS 14.5.
iOS 14.5, iPadOS 14.5, macOS 11.3, watchOS 7.4 and tvOS 14.5 will be available next week.
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