Yesterday Apple issued the iOS 14.2 Release Candidate (GM) to developers, signifying that a public-facing release is not too far behind. iOS 14.2 RC includes over 100 new emoji characters, features eight beautiful new wallpapers, Shazam music recognition CC toggle, a redesigned AirPlay 2 interface, and much more. This iOS 14.2 release also fixes the annoying “A new iOS update is now available” message that appears upon each unlock for those on the previous beta. Watch our hands-on video as we explore iOS 14.2 top changes and features.
What’s new in iOS 14.2 RC?
Note: It looks as if Apple is replacing the term “GM Seed” for near-final versions of its software, with “Release Candidate” so we will refer to this as the iOS 14.2 (RC) Release Candidate.
- A fix for the annoying “A new iOS update is now available. Please update from the iOS 14 beta” message that occurred with each unlock.
- Eight beautiful new wallpapers in light and dark versions
- Hundreds of new emoji characters
- A fix for HDR videos thumbnails exported from Final Cut Pro X
- Redesigned AirPlay 2 interface
- Updated now playing controls and AirPlay 2 interface on the Lock screen
- Redesigned AirPlay 2 controls in Control Center
- New animation lets you see if other AirPlay 2 devices are active on your network
- Source icon indicator for music, podcasts, etc.
- Updated AirPlay pop-over