iPhone users, there’s a really important software update coming next week

Amid the color and glitz of Apple’s Spring Loaded event, an announcement went under the radar. Apple revealed that iOS 14.5 will come “next week”. Usually, the major updates from Apple arrive on a Tuesday, so we can assume that iOS 14.5 won’t be rolled out until this time. Apple has introduced a new color variant for the iPhone 12 and the iPhone 12 mini, which are preinstalled with iOS 14.5. The purple color variant will go on sale on April 30th. Also, in one of the many footnotes in the AirTag press release, Apple clearly mentioned that iOS 14.5 will be available next week. “AirTag requires an iPhone or iPod touch with iOS 14.5 or higher or an iPad with iPadOS 14.5 or higher. These software updates will be available next week, ”says the footnote.


Why is iOS 14.5 important to iPhone users?

App Pursue transparency. Yes, the great feature there is Facebook massively upset, while some slightly upset are to be introduced with iOS 14.5. Apps cannot track user data without permission. “With the upcoming release of iOS 14.5, iPadOS 14.5 and tvOS 14.5, all apps will need to use the AppTrackingTransparency framework to request user permission to track them or access their device’s advertising identifier. If you don’t get user permission to enable tracking, the device’s advertising identifier will be zero and you may not be able to track them, ”Apple said in a blog post.
App developers have until April 26th – another indication that the update will be available on April 27th – to update their apps with the new feature. Apple has announced that it will take strict measures against those who fail to adhere to the new framework.


Other important features

iPhone users – those who have one Apple Watch – can unlock their phones while wearing a mask with FaceID. Siri is set to retrieve new voices, and users have the option to change the default voice as well. More than 200 new emojis are expected to come with iOS 14.5 as well.

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