Apple has released the
next beta version of iOS 14 for developers. iOS 14.3 includes support for the new Pro Raw image format coming to the iPhone 12 Pro and Pro Max, and references to the rumoured AirPods Studio headphones and AirTags.
The first developer preview of iOS 14.3 became available on 12 November. A public beta is expected to follow soon. In addition to the usual bug fixes and improvements in performance and stability, Apple will also bring a few new functions and some evidence of new products.
iOS 14.3 beta include icons in the iOS internal files that look remarkably like the rumoured AirPods Studio headphones,
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In a hidden section named Hawkeye in the Find My app includes references to Apple’s AirTags – the tracking tags that have been expected for some time. Other third-party tracking accessories are also referred to – Apple did confirm that Tile would be supported during WWDC 2020.
rumours about AirTags.
iOS 14.3 comes with the Pro Raw image format announced in October for
iPhone 12 Pro and iPhone 12 Pro Max. According to Apple, this is a: “12-bit file that uses the linear DNG format to provide more information and a larger dynamic range in the File, which gives additional flexibility in editing exposure and white balance. Each file is approximately 25MB in size.”
In some countries, such as Russia where it is law, Apple will display third-party apps as early as the iOS 14.3 setup process.
The current operating system version for the iPhone is iOS 14.2, which Apple released a week ago. iOS 14.2 brought new emojis and closed some critical security gaps.
On 17 November a further update to iOS 14.3 beta has arrived – with the final version expected to hit iPhones in December. More here:
What’s in iOS 14.3
If you are interested, here’s
how to get the beta version of iOS 14.