iOS 14.3 is now available to the public, bringing with it major new features like Apple's new Fitness+ service and support for the AirPods Max headphones.
iPhone and iPad owners can get the new update right now by launching the Settings app on their device and tapping on "General" followed by "Software Update".
One of the biggest new features of iOS 14.3 is the launch of Apple Fitness+. It offers on-demand video workouts in a variety of types, including Strength, Yoga, Core, Cycling, Dance, Treadmill, and High Intensity Interval Training. Workouts range from 10 to 45 minutes, and Apple says that most Fitness+ exercises require either no extra equipment or just a set of dumbbells.
Apple Fitness+ costs $9.99 per month or $79.99 per year. It's also part of the Apple One Premier Bundle that costs $29.95 per month and includes Apple Music, Apple TV+, Apple Arcade, Apple News+, and 2TB of iCloud Storage, all of which can be shared between six family members. Existing Apple Watch owners get one month of Fitness+ free, while customers who buy a new Apple Watch Series 3 or later can get three months free.
The upgrade to iOS 14.3 also includes support for the Apple ProRAW photo format for the iPhone 12 Pro and Pro Max. This lets you shoot photos in the RAW format, giving you more control over editing, while still utilizing Apple's image pipeline data like noise reduction.
This update improves the Shortcuts app, too, because it no longer routes you through Shortcuts and then to your desired app when you launch an app with a custom icon. This should make using custom app icons faster.
The full changelog for the iOS 14.3 is available below.
Apple also launched an update to watchOS 7.2 for the Apple Watch today. This update enables support for Apple Fitness+ and includes the Cardio Fitness metric to help measure overall health. You can install an Apple Watch update by launching the Watch app on your paired iPhone and then tapping "General" followed by "Software Update".
iOS 14.3 includes support for Apple Fitness+ and AirPods Max. This release also adds the ability to capture photos in Apple ProRAW on iPhone 12 Pro, introduces Privacy information on the App Store, and includes other features and bug fixes for your iPhone.
- A new fitness experience powered by Apple Watch with studio-style workouts available on your iPhone, iPad, and Apple TV (Apple Watch Series 3 and later)
- New Fitness app on iPhone, iPad, and Apple TV to browse Fitness+ workouts, trainers, and personalized recommendations
- Video workouts added each week in ten popular workout types: High Intensity Interval Training, Indoor Cycling, Yoga, Core, Strength, Dance, Rowing, Treadmill Walking, Treadmill Running, and Mindful Cooldown
- Playlists curated by Fitness+ trainers to complement your workout
- Fitness+ subscription available in Australia, Canada, Ireland, New Zealand, United Kingdom, and United States
- Support for AirPods Max, new over-ear headphones
- High fidelity audio for rich sound
- Adaptive EQ adapts sound in real time to the personal fit of ear cushions
- Active Noise Cancellation to block out environmental noise
- Transparency mode to hear the environment around you
- Spatial audio with dynamic head tracking for a theater-like listening experience
- Apple ProRAW photos can be captured on iPhone 12 Pro and iPhone 12 Pro Max
- Apple ProRAW photos can be edited in the Photos app
- Option to record video at 25 fps
- Mirror the front facing camera for still photos on iPhone 6s, iPhone 6s Plus, iPhone SE, iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus, iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, and iPhone X
- New privacy information section on App Store pages that includes a developer-reported summary of the app’s privacy practices
- An all-new Apple TV+ tab makes it easy to discover and watch Apple Original shows and movies
- Enhanced search so you can browse by category such as genre, and see recent searches and suggestions as you type
- Top search results shown with the most relevant matches across movies, TV shows, cast, channels, and sports
- Support for launching App Clips by scanning Apple-designed App Clip Codes via Camera or from Control Center
- Ability to indicate pregnancy, lactation, or contraceptive use in Cycle Tracking in the Health app in order to better manage period and fertile window predictions
- Air quality data is now available in Weather, Maps, and Siri for locations in China mainland
- Air quality health recommendations are provided in Weather and Siri for the United States, United Kingdom, Germany, India, and Mexico at certain air quality levels
- Ecosia search engine option in Safari
This release also addresses the following issues:
- Some MMS messages may not be received
- Some Messages notifications may not be received
- Contact groups failed to display members when composing a message
- Some videos would not appear correctly when shared from the Photos app
- App folders may fail to open
- Spotlight search results, and opening apps from Spotlight may not work
- Bluetooth could be unavailable in Settings
- Devices could be prevented from charging wirelessly
- MagSafe Duo Charger could wirelessly charge your iPhone at less than the maximum power
- Wireless accessories and peripherals using the WAC protocol could fail to complete setup
- The keyboard would dismiss when adding a list in Reminders while using VoiceOver