Apple releases iOS 14.7 just as MagSafe Battery Pack hits shelves

Apple released iOS 14.7, an update that allows iPhone 12 owners to take full advantage of the MagSafe Battery Pack, allow HomePod users to manage timers from their phone, and more (through 9to5Mac).

Perhaps the update’s most exciting feature is one that adds support for new hardware: Apple’s recently announced MagSafe battery pack, which should be hitting stores and curbside soon. At least one of the charging devices is already in customer hands, so Apple seems to be releasing the update in the nick of time.

The update also brings improvements to the HomePod timer experience, allowing you to manage timers from within the Home app, rather than relying solely on your voice. Apple also added a new Apple Card feature, which it announced in April: two Apple Card Family users can now merge their accounts to combine their credit limits, while keeping the lowest interest rate.

Some of the features in 14.7 don’t seem to be available to those using the iOS 15 beta, and it doesn’t seem like there are enough MagSafe battery packs in the wild yet to get a clear idea of ​​how well they perform. work with iOS15.

Apple has also released WatchOS 7.6, which brings the ECG app and irregular heart rhythm notifications to 30 other places, as well as tvOS 14.7. Currently, Apple’s security updates page pagina says the latest version of iPadOS is still 14.6, so iPad users may have to wait a little longer for the update to roll out to their devices.