Apple releases new betas to developers, including iOS 14.2 Beta 2

Apple had released new versions of all of their software to developers, featuring many bug fixes and adding some features that weren’t available in the last round of betas. The new versions are:

  • iOS 14.2 Beta 2
  • iPadOS 14.2 Beta 2
  • tvOS 14.2 Beta 2
  • macOS Big Sur Beta 9
  • watchOS 7.1 Beta 1
  • HomePod software 14.2

Highlights from the release notes are listed below. However, there were no release notes for tvOS 14.2 Beta 2 or HomePod software 14.2.

macOS Big Sur Beta 9:

  • SwiftUI: 9 new resolutions and 2 new features
  • UIKit: After using the new detectPatternsForPatterns:completionHandler:Pasteboard API, the pasteboard no longer returns empty data.
  • Xcode: The Command Line Tools package for Xcode 12.2 beta 2 is now available.

iOS & iPadOS 14.2 Beta 2:

  • General: Apps built with the iOS 14 SDK that import SwiftUI and StoreKit in the same file will now launch correctly.
  • Apple Pay: Apple Cash Family is now available in iOS & iPadOS 14.2 beta 2.
  • ExposureNotification: Risk scores are now calculated correctly when custom attenuation weights are used.
  • Messages: You can now use Siri to send audio messages. 
  • Networking: Your app no longer quits unexpectedly if it uses ASIHTTPRequest.

watchOS 7.1 Beta 2:

  • Apple Pay: Apple Cash Family is now available. 
  • Clock: Watch faces, complications, and colors introduced in watchOS 7 are now available in watchOS 7.1 beta 2.
  • Health: The Blood Oxygen feature is now available for supported hardware.
  • Messages: You can now use Siri to send audio messages. 
  • Messages: When sending your current location, the map might appear to be truncated.
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