Apple has completed iOS 14.7 in the final version and made it available for free download this evening for all smartphones including the iPhone 6s and the first generation iPhone SE as well as the 7th generation iPod touch. The biggest and first change is the support for MagSafe batteries introduced last week.
With the announcement of the external MagSafe battery, it could have been speculated that Apple would soon release iOS 14.7 as the supporting document mentioned the new version of the operating system as a prerequisite for the use of the accessory. The first delivery of the MagSafe battery should be tomorrow, if it’s ordered online now, it should be delivered between July 27 and 29 — so today’s release of iOS 14.7 will arrive on time.
In addition, improvements and bug fixes are limited, which is not uncommon for version jumps with 0.1. There are small changes to the Home app, weather, maps and podcasts. Bugs have been fixed in Apple Music, display on Braille display when composing battery maintenance messages and emails. All the details can be seen in the following changelog.
iOS 14.7 Changelog – Improvements and Bug Fixes
- The iPhone 12, iPhone 12 mini, iPhone 12 Pro and iPhone 12 Pro Max support external MagSafe batteries.
- The Home app can now be used to manage timers on the HomePod.
- Air quality information is now available in weather and maps apps for Canada, France, Italy, the Netherlands, South Korea and Spain.
- In the podcast library, you can choose to view all programs or only the programs you’re following.
- The “Share Playlist” menu option is missing from Apple Music.
- Lossless audio and Dolby Atmos playback may stop unexpectedly.
- The battery maintenance message, which may disappear after a restart on some iPhone 11 models, will be restored.
- The braille display may show invalid information when composing an email.
External MagSafe Battery in the Wild
Meanwhile, a buyer of an external MagSafe battery has shared a handful of photos via Reddit showing what the new stuff looks like “in real life,” different from photos from Apple’s product. The holding power of the magnet should be very strong.
— duanrui (@duanrui1205) July 19, 2021
iOS 15 Available as a Public Beta
Now that iOS 14.7 has left the beta stage, risk-taking testers can try out Apple iOS 15 without a developer account. As of July 16, iOS 15 Public Beta 3 is out Apple Beta Software Program Developers are now ready for download after being able to try out the new version from July 14.