The next OS version for iPhone debuts with iPhone 6S models and above
Apple revealed new versions of the Apple Watch, iPad but not a new iPhone at least until next month. But even if you plan to change the iPhone you are using, iOS 14 will give you an update and without paying anything.
The next OS version for iPhone has started rolling out with the iPhone 6S models and above. Most of the new features were unveiled at the WWDC developer conference in June including a new way to reorganize apps or lock into your car via iPhone.
iOS 14 will also have a new visual feature, the App Library, which organizes apps on the screen so you don’t have to scroll through several pages to find what you are looking for.
These are the biggest changes that iOS 14 brings.
Named App Clips and with this option Apple makes it possible to access new apps without having to install. Thus it offers only a part of the application when needed such as booking a taxi or a meal. Normally users can choose to install the full app if they wish. The new functionality can be accessed by scanning the code of an App Clip or through QR.
As group chats have become popular on iMessage, Apple took inspiration to add new options that rival popular services actually have. Apple has brought new updates to group chats from climbing to the top of an important conversation to notifying if someone mentions you in a conversation.
Users can place for a group photo an image or emoji. Plus Apple avatars called Memoji, have more hairstyles, different ages, and face masks in this pandemic era.
Digital car keys
First Apple replaced the credit card, now the car key. A new option on the iPhone and Apple Watch can be used as a car key to access it or even turn it on. However it only works with the 2021 BMW 5 Series. The key can be shared even more by sending it as a message. The next generation of technology will make it possible for users to enter the car without taking the iPhone out of their pocket.
AirPods have also been updated. Apple headphones will easily switch from one device to another. For example users after listening to a song on the iPhone can pick up the iPad and continue watching a non-stop video. When someone calls the audio automatically switches to the call.
The new translation app can translate audio text into 11 different languages including English, Spanish, French, and Chinese. The application can translate in real-time when two people speak different languages.
Watching videos while doing something else
It’s called Picture-in-Picture mode and works by letting video of a FaceTime call stay open in the corner of your phone while using other apps like iMessage. Users can move the video box anywhere on the screen or hide it without interrupting the audio.
Incoming calls will not occupy the entire screen
Apple finally addresses one of the main problems and complaints of users. Incoming calls will no longer occupy the entire screen on iOS devices including iPhone and iPad. Rather they will appear as a banner at the top of the screen.
But who will get it? Here is the list of all iPhone models that will get iOS 14
When Apple unveiled iOS 13 last year it said that it would run from the iPhone 6S, iPhone SE 2016 to the latest models. This year the iPhone 6S should not have been on the list but here it has also included it along with the iPhone SE.
This is the official list of iPhone, iPad, and iPod that will get iOS 14:
- iPhone 11, 11 Pro, 11 Pro Max
- iPhone XS, XS Max
- iPhone XR
- iPhone X
- iPhone 8, 8 Plus
- iPhone 7, 7 Plus
- iPhone 6S, 6S Plus
- iPhone SE 2016, 2020
- iPod Touch 7
- iPad Pro 12.9-inç
- iPad Pro 11-inç
- iPad Pro 10.5-inç
- iPad Pro 9.7-inç
- iPad 6
- iPad 5
- iPad Mini 5
- iPad Mini 4
- iPad Air 3
- iPad Air 2
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