Apple has released the first developer beta of iOS 14.3, which recommends iPhone users to use a series of features. These include the ProRAW photo format for iPhone 12 Pro and iPhone 12 Pro Max, a new home app, and the option to treat Ecosia as the new default search option. The iOS 14.3 beta version also recommends that Apple Watch users use Cardio Fitness notifications. In addition, the new Beta version also references Apple’s rumored ear-hook headphones and the highly anticipated AirTag.
According to 9to5Mac, the first developer beta version of iOS 14.3 provides the option to enable the ProRAW format.It can be accessed by Set value > camera > format. Once enabled, the new RAW switch will be visible in the upper right corner of the “Camera” app. You only need to click the switch to enable or disable the ProRAW format of the photo.
It is important to note that ProRAW is limited to iPhone 12 Pro and iPhone 12 Pro Max. This format essentially combines Apple’s computational photography and multi-frame image processing as well as the traditional advantages of the RAW format. This helps to enhance image effects and simplify editing.
In addition to ProRAW, the first iOS 14.3 beta brings a new Home app that allows you to locally install software updates for third-party HomeKit accessories. This means you don’t need to enter the dedicated app for HomeKit accessories to install its latest updates on your iPhone. 9to5Mac reports that the experience is as natural as installing updates for HomePod through the Home app.
iOS 14.3 beta also includes Ecosia as the default search engine-in addition to the existing options, namely Google, Yahoo, Bing and DuckDuckGo. The new Beta update also enables you to receive cardio fitness notifications via Apple Watch. Apple teased the hypoxic fitness notification later this year. However, you only need iOS 14.3 on iPhone and watchOS 7.2 on Apple Watch to get the latest experience.
In iOS 14.3, Apple also began to suggest third-party applications to users during the installation of the new iPhone. 9to5Mac claims that the latest Beta code contains clear evidence of new changes.
Apple may not provide third-party application recommendations to all users around the world, and initially implement changes in a limited market. According to reports, the code says: “Meets regional legal requirements. Please continue to check available apps for download.” This may help Cupertino to bargain in ongoing antitrust and anticompetitive lawsuits.
9to5Mac reported that iOS 14.3 beta also includes an icon to indicate Apple’s earbuds. The latest Beta version of the “Find Me” app shows the headset icon in the pairing video. according to MacRumors contributing writer Steve Moser.
The new pairing video in the “Find Me” app in iOS 14.3 beta 1, codenamed Hawkeye prompts Apple tag support, and the new Apple headset. pic.twitter.com/oVdCLQcaWc
-Steve Moser (@SteveMoser) November 12, 2020
Apple had previously suggested new headsets through two different icons provided in the early version of iOS 14, namely AirPods Studio rumors. These icons are available in black and white colors, which hints at the tone of the company’s rumored internal headset.
If we look at the rumor factory, Apple is expected to introduce in-ear headphones with a retro look and oval ear cups. The headset was originally scheduled to debut later this year, but there is no official news to confirm the release of this headset.
In addition to headphones, iOS 14.3 beta also includes evidence of the existence of AirTag. 9to5Mac said that there is a hidden part in the “Find Me” application, codenamed “Hawkeye”, which can be used for AirTag and third-party tracking accessories (including Tile).
According to reports, the “Find Me” app on the latest iOS Beta shows users a guide that allows them to set tracking tags on accessories (such as bags, suitcases, and key chains) and find them directly through the “Find Me” network they.
According to the details available in the “Find Me” application code, users can track their AirTag and other tracking tags even if they are offline using the Bluetooth connection. Some audible alarms may also be generated to find missing items related to tracking tags. In addition, the code also recommends that AirTag be specifically connected to Apple ID to enhance security.
Details regarding the launch of AirTag have not been disclosed. However, the references provided in the iOS 14.3 Beta indicate that it is only a matter of time before they are released.
Apple just provided iOS 14.3 beta seeds to developers for testing. However, there is no news when the new update will be released to the public.
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