27 January 2021
Apple has released the iOS 14.3, iPadOS 14.3, and watchOS 7.2 updates for its eligible iPhones, iPads, and Apple Watch lineup, respectively. The updates bring several new features, performance improvements, and enhancements.
The iOS 14.3 includes support for the newly launched Apple AirPods Max and Fitness+ subscription-based workout service. The update also brings ProRAW camera format to the iPhone 12 Pro and 12 Pro Max. This format includes computational photography features and all the standard RAW information of files so that you get the best of both worlds while editing. Now with the iOS 14.3 update, ProRAW image capture and editing will be enabled in the native camera and photos apps. It lets you capture photos in a file format that includes much more image data than the standard file format the iPhone uses by default.
As 9to5Mac points out, iOS 14.3 update also makes it easier to customize app icons. The update also brings the ability to record videos at 25fps, updates to Apple TV app search, and a new Apple TV Plus tab. Furthermore, the update also includes a front-facing camera mirroring in still photos devices from the iPhone 6s and newer.
There is now a new privacy information section available on App Store pages that include a developer-reported summary of the app’s privacy practices.
To enable the ProRAW format on your iPhone Pro, head over to Settings> General> Software Update and install the iOS 14.3 update. After it is installed, head to Settings> Camera> Formats and toggle on Apple ProRAW. Now to test it out, open the camera app and you will see a RAW icon at the top tight with a strike through it. This reflects the format is off so to turn it on simply tap on it and start shooting the RAW photos. Tapping it again will take you to the default HEIC/JPEG shooting.
The iPadOS 14.3 update also enables the ProRAW format on the eligible iPads.
Coming to the watchOS 7.2, this is the second major update to the watchOS 7. It introduces support for Apple Fitness+, Apple’s newest streaming service. The update also adds a Cardio Fitness feature for the Apple Watch. Also, Atrial fibrillation classification is now available at heart rates above 100BPM.
You can download the latest update through the dedicated Apple Watch app on the iPhone by going to General > Software Update.