Apple has released the second public beta version of iOS 14.2 and iPadOS 14.2, which brought notable innovations for users participating in the testing. To access public beta testing, you must register as a participant in the free Apple Beta Software Program.
It should be noted that the second beta versions of iOS and iPadOS 14.2 allow users to access more than a hundred new emojis from the Emoji 13.0 set, introduced by Unicode Consortium in early 2020. However, out of 117 new icons, only 62 are fundamentally new emoji, while the rest are gender versions and versions with different skin tones.
Among the new emodsi – smiling face with tears, polar bear, carbonated tea with balls, car pickup, fondue, teapot, magic wand, man in a tuxedo, feeding the baby man, man in the veil of the bride, a gesture with fingers pinch, anatomical image of the lungs and heart, black cat, mammoth, worm, and much more.
In addition, iOS 14.2 offers an option to recognize music in the Control Center. Apple has implemented a deeper integration of Shazam into the system. As a result, users will be able to recognize music sounding nearby, even when using AirPods headphones.