The update brings some new changes and upgrades to existing iOS 14. iOS 14.2 introduces a new Music Recognition control in the control center. It uses the Apple-owned Shazam app to recognize the music playing around you and even works while you’re wearing your Airpods.
The update changes the interface of ‘Now Playing’ widgets for the Control center. Now Playing widgets will now show you recently played albums that you can play when there is no music playing. It also adds a new redesigned interface for Airplay, which makes it easier to play music across multiple devices that support Airplay.
Apple also made some upgradations in the Magnifier app for people with low vision known as ‘People Detection’. It uses the camera of the iPhone to let you know how far the other people are. It can also be used for social distancing during the COVID-19 pandemic.
The second beta of iOS 14.2 and iPadOS 14.2 are available to developers. The update can be downloaded after installing a proper developer’s profile from the website.
Apple is preparing to release its iPhones which are expected in October. So it is likely that the new iOS 14.2 beta will be in testing for a while.