Apple will officially launch iOS 14 and iPadOS 14 on September 16. The next update will be available on any device that is currently running iOS 13 or iPadOS 13.
Most of the notable changes will be available on the iPhone, with a redesigned home screen that now allows users to place widgets anywhere on the screen. Widgets contain little information, like the time of your next flight or the rest of your travel itinerary from an app like TripIt. There’s also a new app library that will declutter the app grid on the home screen and automatically organize apps into folders.
IPad’s picture-in-picture mode, a feature that reduces the size of the window in which a video is playing, placing it on top of the interface and allowing users to exit the video application, also debuts on the iPhone.
The Messages app on both platforms provides enhanced group chats with online replies and mentions, as well as the ability to pin your favorite conversations.
The iPad isn’t undergoing the same changes as the iPhone when it comes to the Home screen, but it will benefit from a new, smaller Siri interface that no longer supports the entire screen. during its use.
Apple is also adding new security features to its mobile product line, including the ability to restrict an app’s access to specific photos from your camera roll. More transparency is required for apps that use data to track you and serve ads.
Both operating systems will be available on Wednesday, September 16, as a free software update.
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