Apple launches iOS 14.3 – check out all new features and other details

Provided by: Tech Desk | New Delhi |

Updated: December 16, 2020 9:24:09

Apple has launched its iOS 14.3 software version for all devices. Discover all the features, additions and fixes that the iOS version brings to the table.

Apple has rolled out the latest updates of iOS 14.3 and iPadOS 14.3 for all eligible users. The latest software update introduces Apple’s new ProRAW photography mode, which has been rolled out for iPhone 12 Pro and iPhone 12 Pro Max users. The update also adds support for the recently launched Apple AirPods Max headphones and for the Apple Fitness + subscription service, currently accessible in some countries. It also makes some fixes and improvements. Read on to learn all about the latest iOS 14.3 update.

What devices are getting iOS 14.3?

The iOS 14.3 update is available for download for the iPhone 12 series, iPhone XS Max, iPhone XS, iPhone XR and iPhone SE (2020). The list also includes iPhone X, iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, iPhone 6s Plus, iPhone 6s, iPhone 7 Plus, iPhone 7, and first generation iPhone SE.

How to update to iOS 14.3?

Apple has released iOS 14.3 via an over-the-air (OTA) update and is expected to reach all iOS devices in the coming days. You can check the iOS 14.3 update by going to the Settings section of your device. You then need to visit the General section and then choose Software Update. If your device has received the latest version of iOS, you will see the iOS 14.3 update in the software section. Just tap on the “Download and Install” option to update your device to the latest version of Apple software. If the update is not visible, you don’t need to worry as you will receive it in a few days.

iOS 14.3: Full list of features and improvements

The newly released iOS 14.3 update gives you an option to shoot video at 25fps. It adds ProRAW photography mode for Apple iPhone 12 Pro and Max users. This mode will provide users with a raw image, which will have a much larger file size than the standard images a user takes. A raw image means you won’t get an optimized and well-adjusted image in terms of exposure, noise and other things. Users can edit all ProRAW photos within the Photos app on iPhone.

Apart from this, iOS users also get the mirror option for selfies. This feature will be available for iPhone 6s series, iPhone SE, iPhone 7 series, iPhone 8 series, iPhone X and some older iPad units. Apple has also added a new privacy policy section on the App Store pages. After downloading this update, users will now see a developer-reported summary of any app’s privacy practices.

The Apple TV app has received a new Apple TV + card that will make it easier for you to find and watch your subscription content for the streaming platform. The company has also improved the search and you will now be able to browse content by genre and the best results shown for all relevant matches across movies, TV shows, artists etc.

As mentioned above, the update brings support for Apple Fitness +, which is a subscription-based fitness service powered by Apple Watch. It is available in several countries and to use it properly, users will need the latest update of iOS 14.3. The service supports Apple Watch Series 3 and later. Apple said the subscription will initially be available in Australia, Canada, Ireland, New Zealand, the United Kingdom and the United States.

The service will offer personalized workouts and training sessions and advice. Apple has promised it will add new training videos every week. These include interval training, indoor cycling, yoga, core, strength, dance, rowing, treadmill walking, treadmill running, and Mindful Cooldown.

The latest update brings support for Apple AirPods Max and offers features such as high fidelity audio, adaptive equalization, active noise cancellation, transparency mode and spatial audio. If you bought Apple’s new headphones, make sure your phone has the latest version of iOS 14.3 to set them up.

Apple will now display air quality data in Weather, Maps and Siri for mainland China locations. The change log states that air quality health recommendations are provided in Weather and Siri for the US, UK, Germany, India and Mexico at certain air quality levels. The release fixes a few other issues as well, which you can check out here.

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