iOS 14 is the fourteenth major release of iOS, succeeding iOS 13. It was announced at WWDC 2020 on June 22, 2020, despite concerns that Apple's release schedule would be affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.[1][2] It was released on September 16, 2020.[3]

New features

New iOS 14 features shown at WWDC 2020.

Release history

  • iOS 14.0    : 2020-09-16 (build 18A373)
  • iOS 14.0.1 : 2020-09-24 (build 18A393)[5]
  • iOS 14.1    : 2020-10-20 (build 18A8395)
  • iOS 14.2    : 2020-11-05 (build 18B92)[6]
  • iOS 14.3    : 2020-12-14 (build 18C66)[7]
  • iOS 14.4    : 2021-01-26 (build 18D52)[8]
  • iOS 14.4.1 : 2021-03-08 (build 18D61)[9]
  • iOS 14.4.2 : 2021-03-26 (build 18D70)[10]
  • iOS 14.5    : 2021-04-26 (build 18E199)[11]
  • iOS 14.5.1 : 2021-05-03 (build 18E212)[12]
  • iOS 14.6 : 2021-05-24 (build 18F72)

iOS 14.2

Added new wallpapers, and added a Shazam shortcut to the control center.

iOS 14.3

Added support for AirPods Max, Apple Fitness+, the PS5 DualSense and Amazon Luna controllers. iPhone 12 Pro models received Apple ProRAW support. The Apple TV app received a new user interface.[13][14]

iOS 14.4

Improved handoff to HomePod mini and QR code recognition by cameras. Added "Find My Items" to the Find My app.[15] It also addresses a security vulnerability in WebKit.[16]

Supported devices

Apple stated that iOS 14 would provide support for all devices that can run iOS 13.[4]

Development history

There were eight beta releases and one golden master release of iOS 14 to date:

  • The developer beta was first released on the opening day of WWDC 2020 in June 2020 and was included as part of annual membership with the Apple Developer program for $99.[17]
  • The public beta was released to the general public on July 10, 2020 and is free for anyone to install on a supported Apple device.[18]
  • Beta 4 was released on August 4, 2020.[19]
  • Beta 5 was released on August 18, 2020.
  • Beta 6 was released on August 25, 2020.
  • Beta 7 was released on September 3, 2020.
  • Beta 8 was released on September 9, 2020.
  • The golden master was released to developers on September 15, 2020.[20]

Previously leaked information

Early leaked code indicated support for upcoming new devices that may include a new iPad Pro, the iPhone 9, iPhone 12, AirTags, CarKey, and a new Apple TV remote. The Workout app was developed under the code name "Seymour".[21][22]

References

  1. Analysts predict the iPhone 12 could be delayed by up to 2 months because the coronavirus has disrupted Apple's iPhone testing process by Lisa Eadiciccio, Business Insider. 2020-03-25.
  2. Apple weighs delaying 5G iPhone launch by months, sources say by Yifan Yu, Lauly Li, and Cheng Ting-Fang, The Nikkei. 2020-03-26.
  3. Apple Event — September 15 by Apple, YouTube. 2020-09-15.
  4. 4.0 4.1 WWDC Special Event — June 22 by Apple, YouTube. 2020-06-22.
  5. iOS 14.0.1 (18A393), Apple Developer. 2020-09-24.
  6. iOS 14.2 (18B92), Apple Developer. 2020-11-05.
  7. iOS 14.3 (18C66), Apple Developer. 2020-12-14.
  8. iOS 14.4 (18D52), Apple Developer. 2021-01-26.
  9. iOS 14.4.1 (18D61), Apple Developer. 2021-03-08.
  10. iOS 14.4.2 (18D70), Apple Developer. 2021-03-26.
  11. iOS 14.5 (18E199), Apple Developer. 2021-04-26.
  12. iOS 14.5.1 (18E212), Apple Developer. 2021-05-03.
  13. Apple Releases iOS 14.3 and iPadOS 14.3 With AirPods Max Support, ProRAW for iPhone 12 Pro, Apple Fitness+ and More by Juli Clover, MacRumors. 2020-12-14.
  14. iOS 14.3 and iPadOS 14.3: What’s New by Rajesh Pandey, iPhone Hacks. 2020-12-14.
  15. iOS 14.4 and iPadOS 14.4 released with new Find My Items support, improved HomePod mini Handoff by Wesley Hilliard, AppleInsider. 2021-01-26.
  16. You should update your iPhone right now by Samantha Murphy Kelly, CNN Business. 2021-10-26.
  17. Apple reimagines the iPhone experience with iOS 14, Apple Inc. 2020-06-22.
  18. Apple Seeds First Betas of iOS 14 and iPadOS 14 to Public Beta Testers by Juli Clover, MacRumors. 2020-07-09.
  19. iOS 14 beta 4 (18A5342e), Apple Developer. 2020-08-04.
  20. iOS 14 GM (18A373), Apple Developer. 2020-09-15.
  21. iOS 14 reveals iPhone 9 and updated iPad Pro details, new Apple TV remote, AirTags, more by Chance Miller, 9to5Mac. 2020-03-10.
  22. Apple Accidentally Leaks Radical New iPhone Upgrade, by Gordon Kelly, Forbes. 2020-03-25.

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