Apple makes a rare move and releases iPadOS 14.7 on a different day than iOS 14.70
Just the other day, Apple released iOS 14.7, and today the tech giant dropped the version of the update developed for the iPad. According to the release notes, iPadOS 14.7 will allow two Apple Card users to share one account with a combined credit limit. With the update, HomePod users will be able to manage timers on the device using the Home app.
The Podcast library will give users the ability to ability to choose a view of all podcasts or only those shows that are being followed. The update exterminates a bug that accidentally removed the Share Playlist menu option from Apple Music. Other bugs improved by iPadOS 14.7 include:
- One that unexpectedly stops Dolby Atmos and Apple Music lossless audio playback.
- Another that showed invalid information on a braille display when composing an email message.
- One that skipped audio when using USB-C to 3.5 mm headphone jack adapters with iPad.
To install iPadOS 14.7 on your iPad, go to Settings > General > Software Update. Typically, Apple usually releases new iOS and iPadOS builds on the same day. It isn't clear why Apple broke with tradition with this iPadOS update.
The next major iPadOS build, iPadOS 15, is expected to drop sometime in September. It will feature "a new Multitasking menu that lets you create a full screen, Slide Over, Split View, and in some instances, a center window, so you can work on multiple apps at once."
Keyboard shortcuts will surface on your iPad on iPadOS 15 when a keyboard is attached to your tablet. Widgets can now appear on your tablet's Home Screen and the App Library, which automatically lists all of your slate's apps by category is coming to your tablet this September. SharePlay will be available for your iPad once iPadOS 15 drops. This feature allows you to share a streaming video or streaming music from Apple Play with the friends and family members you're chatting with using FaceTime.
With Spatial audio, the voices from your FaceTime chat will sound like they came from the direction in which everyone is positioned on your screen. If this sounds like an exciting update for iPad users, the truth is that it really is.