Apple has been quite busy this week. The company has released the first beta for iOS 14.6, watchOS 7.4, and tvOS 14.6 to developers. All these updates are available as over-the-air for existing beta testers, as well as from Apple Developer Center.
iOS 14.6 beta and iPadOS 14.6 beta
iOS 14.6 beta seems to be a minor update so far with only one user-facing change. Other changes are development-related and focus on SKAdNetwork and Xcode.
Apple’s release notes mention that users can now directly update their iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch to the latest release candidate, without removing the beta profile. This is a helpful quality of life improvement for users like yours truly who often use beta software updates.
New Features in iOS & iPadOS 14.6 Beta
You can now directly update your iOS or iPadOS device to the latest Release Candidate without removing the beta profile. After updating to the Release Candidate, you can choose to update to the next available beta or uninstall the profile to remove your device from the beta program. (66256273)
iOS 14.5 will be released next week with the ability to unlock a Face ID-equipped iPhone using an Apple Watch, 200 new emojis, and improvements to Music, Reminders, and News apps, along with many other updates.
watchOS 7.5 beta
Apple has also released watchOS 7.5 beta, however, the company has not shared any release notes. watchOS 7.4 is a major release and will be available next week with the ability to unlock iPhone X and later with Apple Watch without taking off a face mask, ECG app and irregular heart rhythm notifications for Australia and Vietnam, and more.
tvOS 14.6 beta
tvOS 14.6 beta is now available for Apple TV and HomePod. For this beta update, Apple has not shared any release notes, however, we will update this post if we find any noticeable changes.
tvOS 14.5 will be available next week with support for PlayStation 5 DualSense and Xbox Series X controllers, and a new color balance feature that works with Face ID equipped iPhones.