The release candidate for iOS 14.4 has arrived in developer's hands. This means the iPhone update could make its way to Apple device owners in just a few days. iOS 14 has already had several improvements and bug fixes issued by Apple. So what's in store for iOS 14.4?
Reports of an Apple Car have returned, with news that Apple and Hyundai Motor are in partnership talks to produce an electric vehicle. The two companies are said to be aiming for March to sign the deal, with production starting early as 2024. Apple has long been rumored to be working on autonomous driving software for vehicles, or even its own car.
The design of the upcoming Apple AirTags has been leaked. Besides delivering proof that a new product release is imminent, animations from the iOS pairing process show details of the AirTags shape and composition. For example, pairing a new set of AirPods delivers a 3D animation, which shows the product the iPhone or iPad is communicating with in detail.
Apple is one step closer to producing a folding iPhone. Rumors have been swirling for years, with several Apple patents for hinged mobile devices on the books. According to United Daily News in Taiwan, the company has successfully tested two different models of folding iPhone prototypes at the Foxconn factory in Shenzhen.
iPhone owners with iOS 14.3 installed are starting to get warnings when apps track their activities across other apps and websites. This new privacy feature has been in the works for some time, and some app developers have protested against its implementation. Facebook, for example has complained about the requirement that it must ask permission to track its users and collect the resulting data.