The iOS 14.4 developer beta has been pushed a day ago and now the iOS 14.4 public beta is available and ready for your iPhone. On the face of it, there’s not much to look at in the new beta, and it’s not yet known if it will lay the groundwork for missing features such as 5G data with dual SIM cards, third-party shared app plans and Xbox Core Controller .
The only thing that is known about the next phase of iOS 14 at this point is that it includes a way to launch a local App Clip experience via Camera, NFC, Safari Smart App Banner or iMessage. In iOS 14.3, we got the ability to scan app clip codes with the code scanner.
Apart from that, your iPhone will see a baseband version update. If you go to Settings -> General -> About -> Modem Firmware, you should see a different one from the previous one. For example, the four iPhone 1
If you have an iPhone 12 model and are having trouble watching HDR videos where the black pixels appear lit instead of turned off, that should be fixed now as well.
The developer beta – build number 18D5030e – was released at 10am PST on Wednesday, December 16. This public beta was released 24 hours later at 10 a.m. PST on Thursday, December 17. The release notes are the same for both. versions:
Release notes for iOS and iPadOS 14.4 Beta
Update your apps to use new features and test your apps for API changes.
The iOS & iPadOS 14.4 SDK provides support for developing apps for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch devices running iOS & iPadOS 14.4 beta. The SDK ships with Xcode 12.3, available from the Mac App Store. See Xcode 12.3 Release Notes for information on the compatibility requirements for Xcode 12.3.
App clips – fixed
- Besides using code scanner, now you can start a local experience via Camera, NFC, Safari Smart App Banner or iMessage. (68962905)
Download and install the latest iOS 14.4 Beta
To update your iPhone to iOS 14.4 Public Beta 1, sign in through Apple’s beta site, download and install the configuration profile, then update over the air. If you already have the profile, go to Settings -> General -> Software Update to start installing the latest beta version, or you can wait for it to install automatically if “Automatic Updates” is enabled.
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