As expected, at WWDC 2020, Apple revealed the features of future operating systems for Mac, iPhone si iPad,
As for the future iOS 14, for owners of iPhone we only have good news. Apple brings new features and some UI changes, including: the ability to add widgets on Home Screen, App Library, Smart stack, picture-in-picture, we call notifications and more.
iOS 14 widgets
If you remember Live Tiles introduced Microsoft 10 years ago on Windows Phone Number, you will have a déjà vu when you see what the new widgets look like on iOS 14. We are not saying that Apple he took something old. Widgets have been requested for many years Home Screen by users iOSand Apple barely with iPadOS 13 started to timidly bring them to the iPad.
With the new widgets added on Home Screen, Users iPhone can quickly see information from Weather, Clock, Calendar, News, Notes, Maps, Fitness, Photos, Reminders, Stocks, Music, Podcasts, Tips, Batteries, Screen Time, Files, Siri suggestions, Shortcuts or from other applications that will be available in App Store.
Widgets can have adjustable sizes and can be placed in any area of the screen, at the user's choice.
Cu Smart stack you can automatically add the widgets of the most used applications, depending on the hours and days. These will be displayed automatically in the Smart Stack area set by the user.
Currently, the organization of applications on Home Screen it can be easily done in folders, but user intervention is needed. With iOS 14, applications can be automatically sorted into folders, depending on the specifics of each application. This way you can automatically create folders for social media, news, productivity, photo and video applications, etc.
This organization of applications on folders will be present at the end of the screen pages. The applications will be sorted automatically according to the characteristics and according to the use criteria.
Compact UI (Call Notifications, FaceTime si picture-in-picture)
iOS 14 also comes with a redesigned notification system for calls received on iPhone. This new notification system leaves free screen when we receive a call, so it won't stop reading content, a game, or any other activity done on iPhone when receiving a call.
Cu picture-in-picture we can take a video call on FaceTime or from another application (eg Facebook, WhatsApp) while running an application, without being interrupted. The image in the video call can be moved to any part of the screen, depending on the user's preferences.
However, there is a problem here. If the notification system for incoming calls remains at the top of the screen, the user will need both hands to answer the call. It will be quite complicated to reach the top of the screen with a finger of the hand holding the iPhone.
Messages is definitely the application that will receive the most consistent upgrade upon launch iOS 14.
Most of the features (if not all…) we could say are "copy / paste" from Facebook's WhatsApp application. Possibility to initiate group conversations, personalized picture for groups, pin conversations and groups to keep them at the top of the message list, inline replies for conversation participants, replying to a conversation text, mentioning a participant, and just about everything WhatsApp has in group chat options. Of course ... you can send media files, office files and much more.
With iOS 14 will also introduce new customizable Memoji. Users can create their own Memoji to express various states.
Translate in iOS 14
It's time Apple to enter the market with its own translation system. We do not know if it is fully developed by Apple, but it will be the first Translate system present on iOS.
The application allows voice translations in 11 international languages, translations of web pages accessed in Safari, text and dictionary translations.
Users will be able to download language translations from the countries they are going to travel to, so that they are available and offline. No internet connection.
In addition to these new features, Apple will bring upgrades and applications / services: Home, siri, Shortcuts, Safari, CarPlay.
The new iOS 14 will be available in version public beta starting in July, and from autumn, for the general public in the final version.
iOS 14 will be compatible on: 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) yes iPod touch (7th generation).