Apple Seeds iOS 14.1 and iPadOS 14.1 Golden Master to Developers

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Following the introduction of the iPhone 12 mini, iPhone 12, iPhone 12 Pro, and iPhone 12 Pro Max, Apple has released iOS and iPadOS 14.1 golden master betas for developers, with the iOS 14.1 update presumably coming pre-installed on the new iPhones at launch.


The new updates are available for download from Apple's developer portal. Earlier today, these software releases were positioned as new publicly available software updates, but that is not the case. Apple pulled the initial downloads and has re-released them as downloads exclusive to developers.

There's no word yet on what's included in these updates, but we'll update this article as soon as we find out. Apple has also released a tvOS 14.1 golden master for the fourth and fifth-generation Apple TV models.

Update: This article has been updated to clarify that iOS and iPadOS 14.1 that are available to developers in a beta capacity and have not yet been publicly released.

Article Link: Apple Seeds iOS 14.1 and iPadOS 14.1 Golden Master to Developers
 
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ipedro

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I’d love to have seen a point update with a solution to face masks.

Apple has a real opportunity to skip Face ID by verifying if the wearer’s Apple Watch is nearby. The Watch is already a secure authenticated device. When you put on the Watch at home, Face ID on your iPhone verifies you and passes on that security to your Watch. As long as you keep the Watch on, it should be able to unlock your iPhone even if you’re wearing a mask.
 

ghostface147

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I’d love to have seen a point update with a solution to face masks.

Apple has a real opportunity to skip Face ID by verifying if the wearer’s Apple Watch is nearby. The Watch is already a secure authenticated device. When you put on the Watch at home, Face ID on your iPhone verifies you and passes on that security to your Watch. As long as you keep the Watch on, it should be able to unlock your iPhone even if you’re wearing a mask.
And for those who don't have a watch, too bad so sad?
 

az431

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I’d love to have seen a point update with a solution to face masks.

Apple has a real opportunity to skip Face ID by verifying if the wearer’s Apple Watch is nearby. The Watch is already a secure authenticated device. When you put on the Watch at home, Face ID on your iPhone verifies you and passes on that security to your Watch. As long as you keep the Watch on, it should be able to unlock your iPhone even if you’re wearing a mask.
The fact that your phone is "nearby" doesn't necessarily mean that you are the one using the phone.
 

C DM

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It would be interesting to see what's new in this one given that not much has been known about it (no betas, etc.).
 

chrono1081

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I’d love to have seen a point update with a solution to face masks.

Apple has a real opportunity to skip Face ID by verifying if the wearer’s Apple Watch is nearby. The Watch is already a secure authenticated device. When you put on the Watch at home, Face ID on your iPhone verifies you and passes on that security to your Watch. As long as you keep the Watch on, it should be able to unlock your iPhone even if you’re wearing a mask.
Except if someone is nearby wanting to snoop on your phone, they can.
 

DavidLeblond

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I’d love to have seen a point update with a solution to face masks.

Apple has a real opportunity to skip Face ID by verifying if the wearer’s Apple Watch is nearby. The Watch is already a secure authenticated device. When you put on the Watch at home, Face ID on your iPhone verifies you and passes on that security to your Watch. As long as you keep the Watch on, it should be able to unlock your iPhone even if you’re wearing a mask.
If I were to be in charge of iOS development, I would have the user able to allow certain apps to operate while the phone is locked. Namely (and for me, only) my grocery list.
 

ss2cire

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great, just as i get started downloading iOS 14 (because im being forced to update for my new Series 6 watch), apple releases iOS 14.1
 
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dojoman

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I’d love to have seen a point update with a solution to face masks.

Apple has a real opportunity to skip Face ID by verifying if the wearer’s Apple Watch is nearby. The Watch is already a secure authenticated device. When you put on the Watch at home, Face ID on your iPhone verifies you and passes on that security to your Watch. As long as you keep the Watch on, it should be able to unlock your iPhone even if you’re wearing a mask.
Nope that's a security risk. Something like this might work for Samsung phones but not Apple.
 

ipedro

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And for those who don't have a watch, too bad so sad?
Then you’re exactly where everyone else is now: you have to punch in your PIN. This would just be an added benefit for those with the Watch. Apple already provides this exact solution with Apple Watch + Mac.



Only if you have the Apple Watch series 6 and an iPhone 11 or newer.
So your point is that you need the newer hardware to take advantage of new features? Okay...
 
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