iOS 14 if finally here! Apple has announced iOS 14 at WWDC 2020, giving us the first look at the latest version of its software for the iPhone. iOS 14 features a new home screen, widgets and much more!
iOS 14 biggest new feature is widgets which comes in a different variety of sizes. You can add widgets right to your home screen just like an android device.
You can swipe up to get the widget gallery to select which one you would like to add onto your home screen.There’s also a new “Smart Stack” widget that automatically shows relevant apps based on the time of day.
This is a new space at the end of your home screen that organises all your apps into organised view. You will see a few tabs such as suggestions, recently views and more. You can how also hide home pages in the new version of IOS.
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iOS 14 allows you to play videos or FaceTime somebody whists using another application. Videos will hover over apps and can be adjusted in size or collapsed into the side of the display.
Apple have completely redesign Siri. You wont get a popup , however you will get the Siri animation at the bottom of the screen and results will come in like notifications. Siri can also send audio messages in iOS 14.
Apple is also adding improved translation support. As part of a new Translate app, Siri will help with translations that will even work completely offline. The new Translate app feels like a big competitor to Google’s own Translate app, and it will also work in landscape mode on iPhones.
This is Apple’s newest app to help you translate whist having a conversation. The app can automatically detect which language is being spoken.
Users will be able to enter text in or dictate messages and have them translated into 11 languages. English, Mandarin Chinese, French, German, Spanish, Italian, Japanese,Korean, Arabic, Portuguese, and Russian will all be supported at launch.
Messages in iOS 14 has a bunch of new features. You can now in conversations in the messages application. Apple have also added inline replies to the messages application so you can reply directly to a message.
Mentions has also been added to the messages application, you can now mention your friends & family in grouped conversations.
Apple have always updated the maps applications and they have done it again. Maps will have the new guides feature which will recommend trips and adventures around the area.
A dedicated cyclist option has been added to the maps app which a bunch of cool features specific for cyclists. You can get information such as knowing if you have to climb stairs with your bike.
Congestions and green zones have also been added to the maps app to help with the environment.
Cap play is everywhere and very popular, it is available on 80% of new cars sold. Apple have added new features for iOS 14 such as new wallpapers, quick food ordering and much more
You can now unlock and star your car with your iPhone with the new version of iOS. The first car to support this is the new 2020 BMW 5 series, which will be available next month. Apple have added a feature where you can give a friend a key with a push of a button.
App Clips are a small part of an app, so people can discover your application. A card pop ups and with just a tap you can launch the app.You can also launch these clips from the web, maps app, NFC Tags and much more.
These look really useful and but it all comes down to the day to day experience. Stay tuned as we will have a first look of iOS coming soon!