Apple in its 2020 WWDC made significant changes for the upcoming iOS 14 which has sparked a conversation about Apple copying Android for its users with improvements.
People also ask
- Will iPhone 7 Get iOS 14?
- Will iPhone 6s get iOS 14?
- Which iPhone will get iOS 14?
- What can I expect with iOS 14?
This piece gives a summary of the major features iOS 14 is coming with;
iOS 14 Widgets on the Home Screen
Widgets have been totally redesigned to give you more information at a glance — and now you can add them to your Home Screen. Choose from different sizes and arrange however you like.
App Library & Compact Calls
The new App Library automatically organizes all of your apps into one simple, easy‑to‑navigate view. Apps are sorted by category and your most-used apps are always just one tap away.
Just like android, Calls from your iPhone, Facetime, or other third-party apps display in an all-new compact design that doesn’t take up the full screen. I have been enjoying this feature on Android for some time just like other android users.
Picture in Picture & Pinned conversations
Now, with iOS 14, you can keep watching videos or continue your FaceTime call while you use another app. This feature exists in One UI 2 in different forms (You can pin the app into small size or get the picture in picture for some apps like iOS 14 suggests).
Just like One UI 2, users can Pinup to nine of your most important conversations to the top of your conversation list, so you can easily get to them. This feature on Android messages allows more than 11 pins but i am yet to verify the maximum pins allowed.
New Memoji styles and stickers & Cycling directions
Along with new-age options and face coverings, choose from over 20 new hair and headwear styles to reflect your hobby, profession, and personality.
iOS in an attempt to catch up with Google Maps now allows users to use Maps to get cycling directions using bike lanes, paths, and roads. You can also see elevation, busy streets, stairs, and steep passages when planning your trip.
iOS 14 Guides
Apple Maps editors have worked with trusted brands and partners to offer Guides for great places around the world to eat, shop, and explore. You can save Guides, and they automatically update when new places are added, so you always have the latest recommendations.
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Conversations across languages should feel natural, easy, and should have the ability to remain private. Introducing the all-new Translate app, designed for conversations across 11 different languages.
Siri has a completely new look that lets you quickly get information or get things done while still focusing on what you’re doing.
iOS 14 Automatic switching & Headphone Accommodations
Just like how everything in the Apple ecosystem works seamlessly, You can now Seamlessly move between devices without manually switching your AirPods. If you finish a phone call on your iPhone and pick up your iPad to watch a movie, AirPods automatically switch over.
Adjust your AirPods audio to account for hearing differences. Headphone Accommodations amplify soft sounds and can tune for your individual hearing, to help music, phone calls, and more sound crisp and clear.
iOS 14 Activity Zones & Face Recognition
Define Activity Zones that focus on the most important areas of what your camera sees, so you can be alerted only when there’s motion in the zone you set.
Video cameras and doorbells can now identify people you’ve tagged in the Photos app.4 Easily tag people, and choose to be notified based on the person.
iOS 14 comes with many more lowkey App improvements on Camera, Photos, Notes, Voice Memos, and even the Apple store where app developers can make their subscriptions available for sharing among members of a Family Sharing group.
Also on iOS 14, you can set a third‑party app as the default email or browser app systemwide.
Though Apple didn’t say when it would officially launch, buy only saying it would be this autumn, Users should expect it in Mid September per previous releases.
Generally, without the improvements made to these features, everything looks similar to what Android does but as iOS users put it, “Its who does it better and not who did it first”.
list of iOS 14-compatible iPhones:
- iPhone 6s & 6s Plus
- iPhone SE (2016)
- iPhone 7 & 7 Plus
- iPhone 8 & 8 Plus
- iPhone X
- iPhone XR
- iPhone XS & XS Max
- iPhone 11
- iPhone 11 Pro & 11 Pro Max
- iPhone SE (2020)
- iPhone 12, 12 Max, 12 Pro, and 12 Pro Max with iOS 14 preinstalled.