Apple just released the fourth public beta for iOS 14.2 today, Wednesday, Oct. 21. The new update adds eight new dynamic wallpapers to iOS, including four real-life landscapes, and four digital landscapes. When counting each wallpaper's light and dark mode, there are 16 possible variations to use.
Apple released this update at 10 a.m. PDT, following yesterday's late release of 14.2 dev beta 4. The company likely pushed dev beta 4 back a few hours for the 10 a.m. PDT release of iOS 14.1, which added support for 10-bit video playback and editing on iPhone 8 and later.
The update comes eight days after iOS 14.2 beta 3, which introduced new glyphs for HomePod mini and Beats Flex, support for HomePod's upcoming "Intercom" feature, new Core Media features, and SwiftUI fixes.
iOS & iPadOS 14.2 Beta 4 Release Notes
The iOS & iPadOS 14.2 SDK provides support to develop apps for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch devices running iOS & iPadOS 14.2. The SDK comes bundled with Xcode 12.2 beta 3, available from Beta Software Downloads. For information on the compatibility requirements for Xcode 12.2, see Xcode 12.2 Beta 3 Release Notes.
General: Known Issues
- Restore Image updates aren't currently supported for iPad Pro 11-inch (2nd generation) and iPad Pro 12.9-inch (4th generation). (70176642) Workaround: Use Software Update instead.
Intercom: Known Issues
- You're currently unable to play or reply to Intercom notifications. (70470421)
How to Download & Install the Latest iOS Beta
To update your iPhone to iOS 14.2 public beta 4, sign up 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 begin the installation of the latest beta build, or you can wait until it installs automatically if "Automatic Updates" is enabled.
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