Early this morning, Apple released iOS 14.2 and iPadOS 14.2 RC (Release Candidate) updates for developers and public testers.
Apple iOS14.2 added more than 100 emojis, including smiley faces, ninjas, pinch fingers, polar bears, dodo birds, bell peppers, feathers, potted plants and other emoticons.
▲ Source: MacRumors, the same below
iOS 14.2 also brings a new “music recognition” control to Control Center, which enhances the integration of Apple’s Shazam application in the iOS system. The music recognition function allows users to discover the music playing around, even if they are wearing AirPods, they can also recognize the music playing in the app.
This update also redesigned the “Now Playing” widget in the Control Center. This widget lists recently played albums, and the user may want to click and listen to these albums without music playing. In addition, AirPlay also has a redesigned interface that makes it easier to play music on multiple AirPlay-enabled devices.
For people with poor eyesight, Apple has added a “person detection” function to the magnifying glass app. With this feature, iPhone users can use the camera to know how far other people are.
Apple has also slightly adjusted the design of the Apple Watch app on the iPhone.
For Apple Card users, the iOS 14.2 update adds the “Annual Expenditure History” option so that Apple Card holders can view their expenditures in the current calendar year and their daily income.
With HomePod 14.2, the iOS 14.2 update introduces the intercom function, which can transform HomePod, HomePod mini and other devices into walkie-talkies for the entire family.
iOS 14.2 also brings new wallpapers, including two styles of realism and art. Each wallpaper has light and dark versions (related reading: ” Apple iOS 14.2 Built-in Native Wallpaper Download and Appreciation (16P) “).
This update also introduces an optimized battery charging function for AirPods, which can slow down battery aging by reducing the time for AirPods to fully charge, and allows HomePod to connect to Apple TV 4K to get stereo, surround sound and Dolby Atmos (Dolby Atmos) Audio.
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