Apple just revealed the iOS 14, a new version of their mobile operating system that will hopefully less buggy than the last one.
There are plenty of new features packed in iOS 14. some of them, as you’ll recognize, are inspired, at least partly, from Android.
iOS 14 has a new home screen, called App Library. It’s a lot like Android’s App Drawer but with a twist: apps are automatically organized in groups.
With the added App Library, users can now show only some of their apps on the main screen.
Widgets on main screen
In iOS 14 users will be able to place widgets on the main screen, right beside apps. The new widgets will take different sizes and shapes.
A smaller Siri
Siri won’t take over the whole screen anymore, when you summon it. It will be just a small symbol at the bottom of the screen. Most of the answers will now be shown as rich notifications at the top of the screen.
It was about time, iPhone had a Picture-in-picture mode like Android or iPads. You can move and resize the video box that will appear even for FaceTime calls.
Use Apps without installing them
App Clips is a new feature that lets you test an app before installing it. That is if the developers make these Clips for their apps, that must be under 100MB.
Apple’s Messages allow you now to pin conversations and can reply inline, like WhatsApp and Telegram do for some years now.
Maps focus on bikes
Apple Maps will offer cycling directions with elevation changes, bike lanes, and stairs warning.
A new app
Apple have a news app, called Translate. It supports just 11 languages but it even works offline.
And there are many other small changes and new features like page translations and passwords breach warning in Safari or Car Keys, a feature that lets you unlock and start your car with your iPhone. That is if you own a compatible car like a BMW of a Ford.