Both iPhone and iPad users are eagerly awaiting updates to iOS and iPadOS 14.5
The update to iOS 14.5 will include vocal tweaks for Siri, and more than 200 new emoji are coming to the iPhone this way. In addition, iOS 14.5 adds support for the PlayStation 5 controller and the Xbox Series X/S controllers. Once iOS 14.5 is installed on the iPhone, it will ask the user to select a default voice for Siri. There are four U.S. variants:
Voice 1-a soft-spoken male-sounding voice
Voice 2- an energetic, confident female-sounding voice
Voice 3 is similar to Voice 2 but sounds male,
and finally, Voice 4, which sounds like the default Siri voice that you know and love.
Siri’s new voice options in the latest iOS 14.5 Beta pic.twitter.com/25pUA8kP7V
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Some new hardware is also expected to be released soon. The iPad Pro (2021) is expected to be available sporting a 12.9-inch and an 11-inch display. We could see Apple use mini-LED technology for the screen to help the device deliver sharper images. Whether the new slates support 5G connectivity is still unknown, but it is expected to be equipped with a new 5nm chip, the A14X Bionic, that is as powerful as Apple’s new M1 chip designed for its line of Macs. The M1 has 16 billion transistors making it powerful and energy-efficient.
The iOS 14.5 update and the new iPad Pro could arrive at any time starting at the beginning of next week, so check in with us often. The iPad had a very strong year in 2020 and we could see this continue during 2021 and perhaps stretch into 2022. Older iPad models might also receive a similar update to iPadOS 14.5.