Buried in the very last sentence at the bottom of a press release about AirTags, Apple finally and offhandedlty shared that iOS 14.5 comes out next week.

UPDATE: 5:52 p.m.

And so speaketh Apple.

Its AppTrackingTransparency necessities will apply to all apps beginning on April 26.

Apple lastly shared a selected date for enforcement in a blog post revealed on Tuesday afternoon.

And thank goodness, as a result of we have been beginning to lose it. See under.

4:32 p.m.

Apple shared clear and unambiguous data on Tuesday about precisely when it plans to launch iOS 14.5 and start imposing its ATT framework.

I jest.

Buried within the final sentence on the backside of a press release about its new AirTags product (sorry, Tile Mate), Apple mentions, seemingly offhandedly, that the accent, which helps individuals find misplaced objects, requires a reference to gadgets that run iOS 14.5 or later.

“These software program updates,” Apple blandly notes in its launch, “will probably be accessible beginning subsequent week.

Desperate for crumbs, the cellular advert tech neighborhood instantly seized on that mite of data and deduced that ATT enforcement will start subsequent week, as a result of Apple has stated prior to now that ATT enforcement will begin when iOS 14.5 comes out of beta.

To be truthful, “subsequent week” is extra particular than “early spring,” which is when Apple instructed builders to anticipate iOS 14.5 to be launched, however we nonetheless don’t have a precise day.

To determine that out, it’s time to channel your internal Sherlock Holmes.

Along with AirTags and a bunch of different shiny {hardware}, Apple additionally introduced at its occasion on Tuesday that the iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 mini will probably be available in the color purple beginning on April 30. Each of those gadgets characteristic iOS 14.5.

Does that imply that iOS 14.5 is popping out on April 30, which is subsequent Friday – as in, NEXT WEEK?

Truthfully, who is aware of.

However there are two issues that we do:

  • IOS 14.5 is dropping someday subsequent week …
  • … and proper now, fortunately, it’s 5 o’clock someplace.