Apple is already working on its next big operating system update in the form of iOS 15. The new big OS update will come with enhanced Facetime and Maps, however, the new software is not ready for public testing yet. Today it started rolling out iOS 14.7 and iPadOS Beta 4 to public beta testers. It could be the last public beta builds of the iOS 14 before the company shifts its focus completely on the beta testing of iOS 15 and iPadOS 15. Anyway, the company will still roll out updates for iOS 14, even small ones with security patches.
The new iOS 14 Beta 4 isn’t really exciting. It just restores the battery service messages that had disappeared from some iPhone 11 units. Of course, the update will not fix this issue for those who have this message. Worth noting that one time that this is going through the beta channel, if no bug appears we may see a release candidate in the coming days. Check the changelog below.
iOS 14.7 / iPadOS 14.7 beta update
Resolved in iOS & iPadOS 14.7 Beta 4
- Restored battery service messages that may have disappeared after reboot on some iPhone 11 models. (78844328, 79351111)
- Devices with the
SKAddeveloper profile installed running iOS & iPadOS 14.7 beta 3 and later can send postbacks through a manually-configured HTTP proxy. By using the proxy, you can monitor the traffic between your device and the network, including SKAdNetwork postbacks, see Downloading a Testing Profile. (77851124)
Interestingly, the Cupertino firm is also rolling out today’s macOS Big Sur 11.5 Beta 4. There is also watchOS 7.6 beta and tvOS 14.6 beta 4. Below you can see the changelog for the macOS Big Sur 11.5 Beta 4 update.
macOS Big Sur 11.5 Beta 4 changelog
- Fixed an issue where the system failed to call the onDismiss closure when your app used the sheet modifier. (71941401)
- Resolved an issue that caused list rows containing Text to grow unnecessarily after a move or other programmatic update. (70079503)
Hopefully, the betas are stable enough so that users in the stable channel will be able to enjoy it soon. Meanwhile, Apple will keep working on the next big update for each respective software. As far as iOS 15 and iPadOS 15 are concerned, we should see their release coinciding with the iPhone 13 series release. The new iPhone models should make their debut in September or October this year.