Apple today released the iOS 14.6 update for all iPhone models including and newer than the iPhone 6s.
While not a major update, it includes some of the two new features Apple announced back during the April event.
One such feature is support for Apple Card Family. This feature allows families to start a Family Sharing group, allowing two people to share one Apple Card, track purchases, manage expenses, and build credit together. Parents can also share their Apple Cards with their children with optional spending restrictions and controls. This feature is currently only available in the U.S.
iOS 14.6 also adds support for Apple Podcasts Subscriptions. This feature allows podcast listeners in 170 countries to subscribe to Apple Podcasts' exclusive premium subscriptions within podcasts, which include a variety of benefits, such as ad-free audio listening, access to additional content, and initial or exclusive access to new series. The current list of studios and media companies offering premium subscriptions includes Tenderfoot TV, Pushkin Industries, Radiotopia from PRX, QCODE, NPR, Los Angeles Times, The Athletic, Sony Music Entertainment, and more.
In addition, iOS 14.6 also added some AirTag. And related changes to Find Me, including the Missing Mode option to add email addresses. Instead of phone numbers for AirTags and Find Me accessories. And AirTag will display the owner's partially closed phone number when tapped with an NFC-enabled device.
Finally, Voice Control users can also unlock their iPhone for the first time after restarting using just their voice. In addition to iOS 14.6, Apple also released iPadOS 14.6, macOS 11.4, watchOS 7.5, tvOS 14.6, and HomePod OS 14.6.