Apple released the second public beta for iOS 14.2 (build number 18B5061e) for the iPhone today, Wednesday, September 30th. The update adds emoji from Emoji 13.0 to iOS for the first time, including a smiling face with tears, seals, ninja and anatomical heart, among others from the collection.
There is a quantity of Emoji in the Emoji 13.0 update. According to Emojipedia, there are a total of 117 new articles added to each emoji category. You can see for yourself below:
- Smileys & People: Smiling face with tear, camouflaged face, pinched fingers, anatomical heart, lungs, ninja, man in tuxedo, woman in tuxedo, man with veil, woman with veil, woman feeding baby, man feeding baby, person feeding baby, Mx Claus, people Hug, sewing needle, knot, thong sandal, military helmet.
- Animals & nature: Black cat, bison, mammoth, beaver, polar bear, dodo, feather, seal, beetle, cockroach, fly, worm, potted plant, rocks.
- Eat Drink: Blueberries, olives, peppers, flatbread, tamale, fondue, teapot, bubble tea.
- Activity: Roller skate, accordion, long drum, boomerang.
- Travel & Places: Pickup, cabin.
- Objects: Magic wand, piñata, dolls, coin, carpenter̵
- Symbols: Elevator, transgender symbol.
- Flags: Transgender flag.
This update also seems to confirm a long-standing rumor that the iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Pro don’t come with wired headphones – a first in iPhone history. In all previous versions of iOS, Apple alludes to “supplied headphones” in the text to reduce exposure to RF energy. However, as of 14.2, the company removed the word “delivered” from the statement.
This update will be released one day after Apple released 14.2 dev beta 2, six days after Apple released iOS 14.0.1, nine days after 14.2 public beta 1 and 13 days after 14.2 dev beta 1.
Release Notes for iOS & iPadOS 14.2 Beta 2
- The iOS & iPadOS 14.2 SDK provides support for developing apps for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch devices with iOS & iPadOS 14.2. The SDK comes with Xcode 12.2 Beta 2, which is available from Beta Software Downloads. For information on compatibility requirements for Xcode 12.2, see the Xcode 12.2 Beta Release Notes.
- Apps created with the iOS 14 SDK that import SwiftUI and StoreKit into the same file will now start correctly. (69094398)
Apple Pay: Solved
- The Apple Cash Family is now available in iOS & iPadOS 14.2 Beta 2. (68740022)
- The risk scores are now calculated correctly when using custom damping weights. (68731193)
- You can now use Siri to send audio messages. (67725415)
- Your app no longer quits unexpectedly when using ASIHTTPRequest. (68370078)
Here’s how to install the latest beta on your iPhone
To update your iPhone to iOS 14.2 Public Beta 2, sign up through Apple’s beta site, download and install the configuration profile. If you already have the profile, go to Settings -> General -> Software Update to start installing the latest beta build, or you can wait for it to install automatically if Automatic Updates is enabled .
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