Earlier this week, Apple seeded the first beta of iOS 14.5 (and iPadOS 14.5) to developers. However, it looks like Apple wanted to tweak the prerelease software ahead of its second beta seed.
On Thursday, Apple seeded an updated version of the first iOS 14.5 beta it seeded to developers earlier this week. As far as anyone can tell at this point, the only change to the software is the version number. Apple’s latest beta software is build number 18E5140, compared to the first version’s build number of 18E5140j.
There is no updated developer betas for watchOS 7.4 or tvOS 14.5.
There does not appear to be any additional changes or tweaks to this updated beta. However, if there are any new discoveries made in this new version, we will update this post accordingly.
iOS 14.5 on its own, however, is a pretty big update. It adds quite a bit to the mobile operating system.
Resource: Here’s what’s new in iOS 14.5
iOS 14.5 adds support for Sony’s DualSense PlayStation 5 controllers, as well as Microsoft’s Xbox Series X controllers. The new software makes it so the iPhone 12 lineup supports 5G in dual-SIM mode, and Apple Fitness+ customers will be able to use AirPlay to stream their workouts to smart TVs and supported set-top boxes.
iOS 14.5 also hints at multi-user support coming soon to Apple Card, and, the new software also makes it possible for Apple Watch owners to unlock their iPhone while wearing a mask.
There’s quite a bit more than that, so be sure to click the link above to see what’s new in the upcoming update for iOS 14.