On Wednesday, almost a month after seeding the first iPhone iOS 14.4 beta to programmers, Apple brought out iOS 14.4 beta 2. Primarily based on what had already been introduced in the first beta, the upgrade was not particularly substantial but there was one unexpected change that we did not see coming. First noticed by MacRumors, the new beta code indicates that Apple plans to introduce a feature that will warn iPhone owners if their smartphone has repaired or replaced its camera with aftermarket hardware rather than Apple’s own materials.
This is the notification you may find on your device: “Unable to verify this iPhone has a genuine Apple camera.” As explained by MacRumors, the notification can display as a pop-up that appears on your lock screen, but you will also be willing to view it by switching to the Settings app and then moving to General > About.
For third-party displays, Apple had formerly introduced a specific alert, displaying the following notification if when fixing your device, a repair technician used something other than a genuine Apple display: “Unable to verify this iPhone has a genuine Apple display.” This seems to be an extension of that functionality.
“The iPhone display is engineered together with iOS software for optimal performance and quality,” Apple said in this support document published in late 2019. “A non-genuine display might cause compatibility or performance issues. For example, an issue might arise after an iOS software update that contains display updates.”
Apple additionally states that the capacity to use the iPhone or its display will not be affected by the non-genuine display warning. The camera alert is probably the usual so it helps mechanics to see at a glimpse whether or not there are any non-genuine elements on your iPhone. Apple will probably release a new support document notifying iPhone owners to always fix damaged parts “at an Apple Store, an Apple Authorized Service Provider, or by sending it to an Apple Repair Center.” offering this warning by the time the public version of iOS 14.4 is launched.
Is Your Phone Compatible with iOS 14.4 beta 2?
Apple is back from its vacation break with a new beta update, almost a month after the first iOS 14.4 beta rolled out to developers and then the community at large. IOS 14.4 brings a range of mobile OS enhancements and upgrades, but the major update is the latest Handoff feature for the HomePod mini.
Apple’s U1 chip, which is equipped with Ultra-Wideband tech, introduces the smaller, cheaper HomePod, which enables experiences that were not possible on the original HomePod. In the Shortcuts app, Apple also enhanced the Set Wallpaper operation.
iPhone IOS 14.4 beta 2 from Apple is now available, along with the accompanying iPad developer software update, iPadOS 14.4 beta 2. If you’re curious whether or not your phone is compatible with iOS 14 or iPadOS 14, a complete list of all compatible devices is compiled below. You’re good to go if your phone is on there:
- iPhone 12
- iPhone 12 mini
- iPhone 12 Pro
- iPhone 12 Pro Max
- iPhone 11
- iPhone 11 Pro
- iPhone 11 Pro Max
- iPhone XS
- iPhone XS Max
- iPhone XR
- iPhone X
- iPhone 8
- iPhone 8 Plus
- iPhone 7
- iPhone 7 Plus
- iPhone 6s
- iPhone 6s Plus
- iPhone SE (1st generation)
- iPhone SE (2nd generation)
- iPod touch (7th generation)
- iPad Pro 12.9-inch (4th generation)
- iPad Pro 11-inch (2nd generation)
- iPad Pro 12.9-inch (3rd generation)
- iPad Pro 11-inch (1st generation)
- iPad Pro 12.9-inch (2nd generation)
- iPad Pro 12.9-inch (1st generation)
- iPad Pro 10.5-inch
- iPad Pro 9.7-inch
- iPad (7th generation)
- iPad (6th generation)
- iPad (5th generation)
- iPad mini (5th generation)
- iPad mini 4
- iPad Air (3rd generation)
- iPad Air 2
It couldn’t be simpler, as you already know, to install a new iOS or iPadOS beta on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch. Just move to Settings > General > Software Update, and at the end of that section, tap Download and Install. If you like, by connecting your iOS phone to your phone, you can also install the update via iTunes. Whatever method you prefer, before downloading the update, just ensure to back up your phone.