Apple held an event in Cupertino, California on WWDC 2020, where they announced the substitution and specifications of their latest products which include the following, iOS 14, iPadOS 14, watchOS 7, tvOS and macOS 10.16. The big finale? Apple’s future Mac laptops and desktops will be powered by Apple silicon, aka an in-house-made processor akin to the A-series chips that power the iPhone and iPad.
They confirmed that its home Screen will definitely look quite different now in 2020. They are currently just rows of apps with its bar on the bottom part, will now, for the first time, The company Apple will let you add bits of flavor into iOS.
The AppStore Library comes first in these updates. It will sit at the end of your home screen and indicates little squares that contain apps. The little boxes will each contain a different range of apps and the indication signs at the top are just a tap away for using them. Making suggestions for your most-used apps, “entertainment” to house streaming services, “creativity” for editing, and “social” networks and messaging. It will take on a list view and is a well-deserved refresh for the ecosystem.
It is even much better in, widgets are getting big upgrades and goes beyond the notifications tab. It seems that with iOS 14, Apple is pulling from how widgets play on the watchOS. There are multiple sizes and you can customize each to your liking. Notably, the battery widget is looking pretty sweet and more interestingly last longer, as it will let you see battery levels of multiple devices without clicking in. You can also move these anywhere on your home screen, giving you customization within iOS as you’ve never had before.
Meanwhile, The widget can also be called the Smart Stack, which allows you to swipe in real-time to pick the widget you need. You will also use AI to update perfectly with no obstructions from other technical App attached to the iOS 14: The most interesting of it all is that you get quality news which serves as your breakfast in the morning, calendar in the afternoon, and at night whenever you switch it to Apple TV.
Most interestingly the camera App on the iOS 14 when taking it to produce quality picture images. You can watch the content. What does Android offer?
The specification of Siri power to the users who obtained the iOS 14? Funny enough, it’s engaged or triggering Siri to work effectively which avoids the full-screen interface. Rather than, Siri stays as a small, colorful bubble on the bottom, see in the iOS interface which helps to make a request that works alongside the content of the window when it’s open.
A good example is that Siri can be used to text a friend movie at the time it is being watched and off, in which you can read off the Fandango app. Although, Siri caught and aims to text which appears at the top in a small box with a cleaner interface. The translation will still work with Siri, but iOS 14 gives you a full-fledged Translate app.
When Messages are getting a change on iOS 14 as well, beginning with group messages. The Messages app will now allow you to pin conversations to stay on the top, so you can track what is most important. Groups are getting a full redesign, with inline replies and mentions (finally!), and now you can see all the members via photos on the top of the group. You also can make a group photo or emoji, which should make retrieving your conversations very much easier.
Apple finished a robust updated Maps earlier this year, including remapping of the United States. And now in iOS 14, it will give route recommendations that emphasize green commuting. There are also native cycling directions for a number of cities built into the app. It will have you ride bike lanes, sidewalks, some stairs, and anything else that might be on the route. This will be available for New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Shanghai, and Beijing to start, and a few more cities will be announced closer to the public rollout.
Electric Vehicle Routing will be for those with electric cars, as Maps will track your battery levels (along with elevation and weather), but also add in charging stops. This is a big win for electric car owners, with BMW and Ford on board at launch. We expect we’ll learn more about which cars will be supported (and to what degree) in the coming months.
Not forgetting Car Play as is getting some new apps and the ability to change the wallpaper. Apple also wants you to use your iPhone or Apple Watch as a car key, using the near-field communication standard. The BMW 5 Series is confirmed to be the first car to support the system. And it arrives even sooner in iOS 13 as well.
Apple also introduced App Clips, which seems to be using location and a mix of NFC and QR codes. Apple is also making App Clip codes, which use a visual code and NFC. In this way, you’re moving about your life and a card can pop up to use an App.
The iPadOS 14 is not left out, just like the iOS 14 with great widgets. But, it is not fully cleared yet if it will bring those views like what we have on iPhone which is similar to iOS 14.
Although, the sidebar makes it’s easier to navigate the apps which show it’s quality works on the Apple Music and other apps.
If you have been using the iPad in replacement of the laptop, the sidebar will make it easier to do more without touching the screen al all.
Meanwhile, Apple redesigned the iPad to look like a spotlight on macOS. It can help you find contacts, search on the web, or even serves quality features like the Launchpad function.
The WatchOS 7 use features built by Apple as a gyroscope and accelerometer with a mixed heart rate data on the WatchOS 7 app to track a range of dance types. It is built without any comparison with no other companies figured it out.
The most requested features since the Apple Watch was first introduced back in 2015. Apple says the native sleep tracking feature will let you set a bedtime and wake-up alarm, using the existing Apple Watch vibration alarm.
iPhone to enable a series of app shortcuts for snoozing notifications, setting an Apple Music playlist, turning on a meditation app like Calm, and activating smart home presets through the Home app.