WWDC 2020: iOS 14 launched, which includes app library, redesigned widgets, Enhanced Series, etc.

WWDC 2020: iOS 14 launched, which includes app library, redesigned widgets, Enhanced Series, etc.

 

Apple has released iOS 14 as its latest mobile operating system. The new iOS version brings a list of interface-level changes, including a redesigned app library and widgets. The iOS 14 update also has picture-in-picture (PiP) support, which lets you play videos at the top of the screen. Apple also brings an enhanced Series, which no longer has a full-screen interface and can bring widgets to any of your screens. In addition, iOS 14 has been pre-installed with the Translate app, which is a major competitor to Google Translate and provides parallel translations in two different languages. The latest iOS update also includes a new Messaging experience, which will provide fresh Memos, including those that support face masks.

 

iPhone model compatible with iOS 14

The iOS 14 update will be available for on all iPhone models compatible with iOS 13. This means that new iOS versions will be used with older iPhones such as the iPhone 6s and the latest iPhone SE (2020). In addition, fully compatible iOS 14 devices include iPhone SE (2020), iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, iPhone XR, iPhone X, iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus, iPhone 6s, iPhone 6s Plus, and iPhone SE.

 

What’s new in iOS 14

One of the major changes inherited by iOS 14 from iOS 13 and all previous versions of iOS is the addition of the “Application Library” display, which can automatically group multiple applications on one screen. This experience seems to be similar to several folders on one main screen. But not only have folders, but you can also organize applications by the group as you enter the end of the home screen page.

 

Announcing the display of the “Application Library” on iOS 14, Apple vice president of software engineering Craig Federighi said: “We created an easy way to hide pages.”

 

Apple also brings smart stack functionality, which can display different widgets throughout the day.

 

For those who love video, iOS 14 provides picture-in-picture support, which lets you access apps on your iPhone while watching videos or making FaceTime calls. The experience seems to be similar to the way PiP works on Android devices. However, it supports two-finger zoom, and the picture-in-picture display can also be used on Apple applications. You can also slide the “Picture in Picture” window to the side just to hear the video audio.

 

The latest iOS also brings a new look to Siri, which can be seen at the bottom of the display instead of taking over the entire screen of the device. “He has redesigned the Siri experience with a new compact design for a year. This makes tasks like launching applications very smooth,” Federighi said.

 

Similarly, Apple has brought in a new Translation app, which works just like Google Translate and allows users to translate between different languages. The app initially supports 11 languages, namely English, Chinese, French, German, Spanish, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Arabic, Portuguese, and Russian. Of course, you will not receive Hindi at the time of posting – even Hindi.

 

The iOS 14 update on the iPhone will also provide a new messaging experience and the ability to refine your favorite conversations. It also provides Memoji with new emoji stickers and 20 new hairstyles and headgear. Apple also brings a selection of masks that you can add to the Memoji character.

 

Apple Maps in iOS 14 has also received an update that includes guide options. Bicycles are also supported, initially limited to New York City, Los Angeles and the San Francisco Bay Area, and Beijing and Shanghai. Additionally, Apple Maps includes a new EV routing function designed specifically for electric vehicle owners.

 

The new iOS also includes an updated App Store, which supports App Clip, with the goal of reducing confusion on the iPhone and giving you a free experience without having to install a complete App. Application editing can use special application editing codes similar to traditional QR codes. Developers can also insert an Application Clip code into a QR code or any NFC tag.

 

Apple also includes an enhanced “Find Me” feature that supports finding third-party products and accessories that are part of the new “Find My Network Accessories” program. There is also a new Safari with a privacy reporting feature that allows you to see which cross-location tracking programs have been blocked. The browser also includes a password monitor to help users detect stored passwords that may be involved in data breaches. In addition, the site also has built-in translation support.

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