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Apple skips iOS 14.1 for some reason, seeds the iOS 14.2 and iPadOS 14.2 developer betas: Shazam integration in the control centre tops the feature list

The iOS 14.2 developer beta introduces enhanced Shazam support, right in the control center (Image source: Apple)
The iOS 14.2 developer beta introduces enhanced Shazam support, right in the control centre (Image source: Apple)
Apple recently seeded the developer demo for iOS 14.2 and iPadOS 14.2, seemingly skipping over iOS 14.1 and iPadOS 14.1. While we're not sure of the reason for the nomenclature change, iPadOS and iOS 14.2 both introduce minor updates, chief of which is better Shazam integration for music aficionados.
Arjun Krishna Lal,

With little warning, Apple released the iOS and iPadOS 14.2 beta to developers. The name of the new beta is a bit confusing since we haven't even reached iOS 14.1 yet. Regardless, the update does offer us a peek at what Apple has planned for iOS and iPadOS in the months to come, once the iPhone 12 lineup arrives. 

This is very much an iterative update and, barring security patches, there is little in the way of new functionality. That is, apart from the enhanced Shazam support. Shazam is a smart music identification solution that Apple acquired a couple years ago. iOS 14.2 now gives you a Shazam widget in the control centre. This makes it easier to identify songs: if you hear a song playing, you can call up the widget from the control center to identify it. 

Apple Music suggestions are also now displayed in the control center's music section, making it easier to discover new tracks. 

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Arjun Krishna Lal, 2020-09-18 (Update: 2020-09-18)
Arjun Krishna Lal
Arjun Krishna Lal - News Editor
I've had a passion for PC gaming since 1996, when I watched my dad score frags in Quake as a 1 year-old. I've gone on to become a Penguin-published author and tech journalist. When I'm not traveling the world, gathering stories for my next book, you can find me tinkering with my PC.