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Update: iOS 14.5 is now available. Our full coverage:


iOS 14.5 and associated updates for iPadOS, macOS, watchOS, and tvOS are all launching soon, bringing the ability to unlock an iPhone with an Apple Watch, AirTag support, dual-SIM 5G support, Siri improvements, updates for Podcasts, Maps, and News, and more.

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As part of its April 20 press releases alongside the "Spring Loaded" media event, Apple revealed that iOS 14.5 and the other updates would be available "starting next week," meaning that we can expect them to debut sometime between April 26 and April 30. Apple has also informed developers that all apps must be built using the iOS 14 SDK and comply with App Tracking Transparency requirements starting Monday, April 26, suggesting we may see a release of the new operating system updates on that date.

Multiple news outlets are also now reporting that iOS 14.5 is indeed arriving today, April 26, and as of 9:45 a.m. Pacific Time, Apple is starting to push the update behind the scenes, indicating that a launch is imminent.

Apple's iOS updates tend to come out around 10:00 a.m. Pacific Time, so our best guess is that iOS 14.5 and related updates will be released at that time. While there are no guarantees Apple will stick to its usual release timing, that seems to be a pretty reasonable guess, so we've put together this list of corresponding times around the world:

  • Honolulu, Hawaii — 7:00 a.m. HST
  • Anchorage, Alaska — 9:00 a.m. AKDT
  • Cupertino, California — 10:00 a.m. PDT
  • Phoenix, Arizona — 10:00 a.m. MST
  • Vancouver, Canada — 10:00 a.m. PDT
  • Denver, Colorado — 11:00 a.m. MDT
  • Dallas, Texas — 12:00 noon CDT
  • New York, New York — 1:00 p.m. EDT
  • Toronto, Canada — 1:00 p.m. EDT
  • Halifax, Canada — 2:00 p.m. ADT
  • Rio de Janeiro, Brazil — 2:00 p.m. BRT
  • London, United Kingdom — 6:00 p.m. BST
  • Berlin, Germany — 7:00 p.m. CEST
  • Paris, France — 7:00 p.m. CEST
  • Cape Town, South Africa — 7:00 p.m. SAST
  • Moscow, Russia — 8:00 p.m. MSK
  • Helsinki, Finland — 8:00 p.m. EEST
  • Istanbul, Turkey — 8:00 p.m. TRT
  • Dubai, United Arab Emirates — 9:00 p.m. GST
  • Delhi, India — 10:30 p.m. IST
  • Jakarta, Indonesia — 12:00 a.m. WIB next day
  • Shanghai, China — 1:00 a.m. CST next day
  • Singapore — 1:00 a.m. SGT next day
  • Perth, Australia — 1:00 a.m. AWST next day
  • Hong Kong — 1:00 a.m. HKT next day
  • Seoul, South Korea — 2:00 a.m. KST next day
  • Tokyo, Japan — 2:00 a.m. JST next day
  • Adelaide, Australia — 2:30 a.m. ACST next day
  • Sydney, Australia — 3:00 a.m. AEST next day
  • Auckland, New Zealand — 5:00 a.m. NZST next day
We'll update this article if we hear more information about Apple's launch timing for iOS 14.5 as we get closer.

Updated April 26 with additional evidence of an imminent release.

Article Link: Here's When You Can Download iOS 14.5 [Update: It's Out Now]
 
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JosephAW

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If Apple is going to require only apps from the STK for iOS 14 from now on, there’s gonna be a huge purge of apps on peoples phones and from the App Store that were working perfectly fine beforehand.

I say there’s gonna be such a backlash and outcry that they will release a dot update to enable the ability for users to choose whether to run order apps ignoring privacy warning for older apps.

Currently with macOS we have that ability to run apps that are not in the App Store but someday that option will even go away for macOS under the new M1 architecture.

I have several apps that will no longer work with the iOS 14.5 beta, who knows how many other apps are out there besides the ones I have working.

iOS 15 will probably double down on this and eliminate even more apps just as iOS 11 eliminated all previous 32 bit apps. Apple will just say don’t upgrade to iOS 15 if you don’t want these limitations and too bad if you have to buy a new iOS device.
 

Apple_Robert

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In the middle of several books.
If Apple is going to require only apps from the STK for iOS 14 from now on, there’s gonna be a huge purge of apps on peoples phones and from the App Store that were working perfectly fine beforehand.

I say there’s gonna be such a backlash and outcry that they will release a dot update to enable the ability for users to choose whether to run order apps ignoring privacy warning for older apps.

Currently with macOS we have that ability to run apps that are not in the App Store but someday that option will even go away for macOS under the new M1 architecture.

I have several apps that will no longer work with the iOS 14.5 beta, who knows how many other apps are out there besides the ones I have working.

iOS 15 will probably double down on this and eliminate even more apps just as iOS 11 eliminated all previous 32 bit apps. Apple will just say don’t upgrade to iOS 15 if you don’t want these limitations and too bad if you have to buy a new iOS device.
Good point. Let the crying begin. I want safety and privacy with iOS 14.5 :D
 
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