Apple wasted no time in bringing iOS 14.6 (and iPadOS 14.6) to the public, heralding the era of paid podcasts on the iPhone and iPad.
The update, now being released to all users, is the first to support Apple Podcast subscriptions, enabling content creators to offer additional subscriber-only episodes and other benefits such as early access. They are also available for the WatchOS 7.5 update which is also falling for Apple Watch users today.
Also with the new podcast ecosystem, iOS 14.6 Family Sharing brings the ability to add family members to an Apple Card account. This enables parents to set spending limits, as well as track how much individual family members are spending. Children under 13 years of age can access the account.
For owners of the new Apple Airtag item trackers, an update enables users to enter their email address when in lost mode instead of a phone number, which is easier if you want your item back without potentially Your phone number varied for everyone. “Airtag will show owner’s partially masked phone number when tapped with an NFC-enabled device,” Apple also states release notes.
There are also some common fixes and bug fixes to clean up the weird problem, in which the Bluetooth audio device will be disconnected during a phone call. Apple has also overcome a problem that prevented the unlock with the Apple Watch feature coming with the recent iOS 14.5 release.
The update, which includes new tools unveiled at Apple’s Spring Forward event, is likely to be the last update of any material before Apple unveils iOS 15 at the upcoming WWDC event. This year’s developer conference was announced just on 7 June and will start at 6pm UK time.
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