Apple this week released the second developer and public betas of iOS 14.5, watchOS 7.4, tvOS 14.5, macOS Big Sur 11.3, and iPadOS 14.5.
In iOS 14.5 beta 2, the Music application has gotten a variety of new features, including the ability to share lyrics, new swipe gestures, redesigned pop-over menus, and more. iOS 14.5 beta 2 also includes over 200 new emoji for iPhone users.
Apple’s iPhone 12 lineup has solely been on digital cabinets for just a few months, and already the cell phone world has turned its consideration to the iPhone 13 (or no matter Apple names its subsequent flagship) and the three different variants anticipated to hitch the lineup: the iPhone 13 Mini, iPhone 13 Professional and iPhone 13 Professional Max, according to analyst Ming-Chi Kuo. The most recent rumor: a 120Hz always-on show à la the Apple Watch (and like many Android telephones have had for years).
So far, there’s no official or unofficial word on when we can expect to see Apple’s next iPhone. Usually, we can predict with some degree of accuracy when Apple’s iPhone events will occur and extrapolate a release date based on that. 2020 was a different story — it was the first September Apple event in eight years without an iPhone — thanks to delays in production due to the coronavirus pandemic. This year, however, Kuo is forecasting business as usual for Apple’s supply chain. If that’s the case, we can expect to see the iPhone 13 unveiled at an event sometime in September.