Only 1 day after iOS 14 officially reached the hands of users, Apple surprised users when it continued to release the first beta of iOS 14.2.
At this point, the first question that many people ask will be: “What happened to iOS 14.1?” Although Apple did not give a specific explanation, some have speculated that Apple wants to “save” iOS 14.1 officially for the iPhone 12. Since the iPhone 12 is not released yet, so Apple does not want to launch. iOS 14.1 to avoid disclosure, and the company has decided to “leap” to iOS 14.2.
Temporarily dismissing the confusing name, iOS 14.2 brings some new features that are quite useful for iPhone users.
First, Apple integrated Shazam, the song recognition application acquired by it in late 2018, directly into the iPhone. In addition to asking Siri as before, iOS 14.2 has added a Shazam button on the Control Center. Users just need to click on this button and the song will be recognized immediately.
Note: this feature works even as a user is not Install Shazam application on the device.
Second, Apple has made many changes to the interface of the music player.
– Starting from the AirPlay menu / player selection, when the album cover of the song the user is currently listening to will also appear on this menu.
If you are not listening to a song, the music widget in Control Center will also suggest a few songs that you may want to listen to.
– The music control widget on the lock screen is also adjusted with a larger album cover, the time display bar is also changed.
Third, Apple added the accessibility feature “Human Identity”. This feature is supposed to assist users with vision problems. It calculates the distance between iPhone users and those around them, which is very useful in times of social isolation today.
Finally, the Apple Watch app icon has been updated. This icon uses the image of the latest Apple Watch with Solo Loop strap, released at the last “Time Files” event.
Users who have an iOS Beta developer profile installed can update to iOS 14.2 Beta from now on. For casual users, they will need to wait a little longer.