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
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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.