Apple has released iOS 14.7, which allows iPhone 12 customers to fully utilize the MagSafe Battery Pack, as well as HomePod users to manage timers from their phone (via 9to5Mac).
The most interesting part of the update, in my opinion, is the addition of support for new hardware: Apple’s recently announced MagSafe battery pack, which should be arriving at stores and doorsteps shortly. At least one of the charging devices has already been delivered to a customer, indicating that Apple is releasing the update just in time.
The HomePod timer experience has also been improved with the update, allowing you to manage timers through the Home app rather than having to rely exclusively on your voice. Apple has also included a new Apple Card feature that it announced in April: two Apple Card Family accounts can now be merged to combine their credit limits while maintaining the lowest interest rate.
Some of the functions offered in 14.7 don’t appear to be available in the iOS 15 beta, and there aren’t enough MagSafe Battery Packs out in the wild to get a clear image of how well they integrate with iOS 15.
Apple has also released WatchOS 7.6, which includes 30 new locations for the ECG app and unusual heart rhythm notifications, as well as tvOS 14.7. The most recent version of iPadOS is still 14.6, according to Apple’s security updates website, so iPad users may have to wait a little longer for the update to arrive on their devices.