Update: AppleInsider and MacRumors both now report that these updates were not meant for the public but were briefly, and inadvertently, published to the main release channel. Apple subsequently pulled the initial downloads and has re-released them as downloads exclusive to developers.
It is likely that iOS 14.1 and iPadOS 14.1 are what will ship on the upcoming new iPhones and iPad Air. Whether these releases will be publicly available beyond this is currently unknown. As iOS 14.2 and iPadOS 14.2 are already at an advanced stage of their respective beta cycles, it is probable that these will actually be the next public releases, with 14.1 limited to the new models upon their launch.
Following today's iPhone 12 and HomePod Mini launch event, Apple has released iOS 14.1, iPadOS 14.1, and tvOS 14.1 to add support for the new products announced today.
MacRumors reports that there is “no word yet on what's included”, so we'll update this post once more information becomes available.
Naturally we will be particularly interested in learning if these updates bring fixes for any of the bugs that were introduced for blind and low vision users in iOS 14.0 and iPadOS 14.1. If you discover any fixes, changes or regressions in your own use of these updates, please let us know by adding a comment below.
iOS 14.1 and iPadOS 14.1 are available via Over-the-Air Update (Settings > General > Software Update) via Finder on a Mac with macOS Catalina or later, or via iTunes on a PC or Mac with macOS Mojave or earlier.
To install tvOS 14.1 on Apple TV 4K or Apple TV HD, go to the Settings channel, then look for the System section near the bottom. From here, look for Software Updates under Maintenance, then select Update Software and Download and Install.