Newest iOS 14 rumors: 11 new iPhone options coming with the subsequent replace launch


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Apple’s annual developer’s convention, WWDC, is sort of prepared to start, which suggests we might quickly discover out what new options Apple has in retailer for the iPhone with iOS 14. However within the meantime there are many rumors to unpack about what we will anticipate. 

Apple is alleged to be focusing closely on bringing extra stability to the iPhone with iOS14 and smoothing out a few of the points folks skilled in iOS 13. Over the previous few months, various Apple rumor websites have reported getting their palms on early take a look at variations of iOS 14 with particulars about every thing from interface adjustments to new apps. And whereas we won’t know for sure whether or not or not these leaks are the actual deal, or whether or not the adjustments listed will even make it to the ultimate construct of iOS 14, there’s lots to be enthusiastic about. 

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iOS 14: All the things we all know


Launch date

If all goes in accordance with plan, which to this point it has not, Apple will introduce iOS 14 at WWDC 2020, which begins on June 22. This yr the convention can be held nearly, however we’re nonetheless anticipating it to be introduced on the keynote that normally kicks off the occasion, alongside all the opposite main software program replace bulletins.

Up to now, the announcement was adopted by the discharge of the developer beta, then the general public beta a number of months later, with the official launch of iOS on the iPhone launch occasion in early September. 

However this yr the timeline is topic to vary. The coronavirus pandemic is rumored to have brought about manufacturing delays for the subsequent iPhone and Apple could also be compelled to push again the launch occasion, together with the discharge of iOS 14, to October. Apple has but to remark.

Updates to the house display screen

The house display screen might look drastically totally different in iOS 14. Based on 9to5Mac, iOS 14 will convey an inventory view choice that will can help you set up apps as an inventory as a substitute of the present grid view. The Apple Watch already lets you view apps listed alphabetically, however on the iPhone you’d additionally have the ability to type them by most used or by the variety of unread notifications. 

Altering default apps 

Because the existence of the iPhone, Apple has made its personal preinstalled apps like Maps or Music the default alternative. This may increasingly change in iOS 14, as rumors counsel Apple might can help you select third-party apps as a substitute: Spotify as a substitute of Apple Music, Google Maps or Waze as a substitute of Apple Maps, or Chrome as a substitute of Safari

@ mentions in Messages

Apple’s Messages app is rumored to be taking a cue from different messaging apps like Slack and WhatsApp by permitting you to say particular folks in group chats by including an @ image earlier than their identify. Based on MacRumors, the app would additionally embrace an choice to delete a message as soon as it has already been despatched or mark a message as unread as you’d with an electronic mail. We’re additionally anticipating a brand new batch of emojis together with some new methods for Animojis and Memojis

iPad-like multitasking options

iOs 14 may convey multitasking options to the iPhone. Apple Leaker Ben Geskin posted a video on Twitter of what this might appear like on an iPhone 11 working an early model of the OS. Since then folks have responded saying it is only a present jailbreak model relatively than an iOS 14 function. Apple is rumored to be launching an iPhone 12 Max with a good bigger display screen than the present Max which might profit from extra iPad-like options, however that does not imply we’ll see it on this model of iOS. 

New options in Safari 

Siri can already translate phrases and phrases, however iOS 14 might can help you translate textual content in your display screen. Based on 9to5 Mac, Safari will get translation powers just like these discovered on Google Chrome and can help you toggle between languages on the click on of a button, even when you do not have cell sign or Wi-Fi. The report additionally talked about it might be accessible on a few of Apple’s different apps as properly.  

Safari may achieve Apple Pencil assist with the flexibility to make use of it as a cursor to click on and scroll in addition to take notes or mark-up pages.

Extra accessibility choices 

One more 9to5Mac report additionally mentions an accessibility function that will can help you translate sounds, just like the sound of an alarm ringing, or perhaps a crying child, into haptic suggestions for folks with listening to loss. 

A brand new exercise app

There are additionally two new app rumors to be coming with iOS 14. The primary one is a exercise app that will information you thru totally different train routines. 

Based on MacRumors, this would come with working, biking, rowing, energy coaching, dance, yoga and various different actions. The app would even be accessible on the Apple Watch and Apple TV. The report says the app can be free, however Apple might cost a subscription for the service, or put extra premium content material behind a paywall because it does with Apple Information Plus. 

Augmented actuality app

Apple may be engaged on a brand new augmented actuality app for iOS 14. The app, talked about in 9to5Mac, would can help you get extra details about a bodily product you are seeing at a retailer with out having to seek for it on-line. The report references the Apple Retailer and Starbucks at launch, but it surely might be expanded to different retailers as properly.  

Overlook your automotive keys

Your iPhone or Apple Watch might quickly have the ability to unlock your automotive. Based on 9to5Mac, Apple has been engaged on a function known as CarKey that will allow customers to show their units right into a key fob for his or her automotive. BMW is rumored to be one of many producers working with Apple on this, however its unclear whether or not or not this would come with different producers and which automotive fashions can be suitable. It is also attainable solely the newer iPhones and Apple Watches can be CarKey-enabled. 


Apart from the CarKey function, the rumors to this point counsel that iOS 14 can be suitable with all units working iOS 13. That is excellent news for folks holding on to older units, as earlier iOS updates have excluded older fashions of the iPhone and iPad

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