Last month, Apple announced iOS 14 during the online-only WWDC 2020 developer conference. The latest version of iOS 14 brings some welcome additions such as App Library, widgets support on the Home screen, new Call UI, and many more hidden tweaks. Looking at all the new iOS 14 features, I can’t help but notice some features copied from other apps and services offered by third-party apps on the App Store. Apple adding such features in the default OS is a big deal. The practice ultimately kills some of the third-party apps as most users end up sticking with what iOS has to offer out of the box.
iOS 14: The Complete Guide for iPhone Users
Unlike last year, the first beta of iOS 14 has been relatively stable which has led to a lot of people installing it on their iPhone. The improved Home screen experience, App Library, and all the other new features in iOS 14 have tempted a lot of iPhone users to jump the gun on the first developer beta of the OS.
We were startled that iPhone 6s, a device that debuted five years ago supported the latest iOS 14. Brandon Butch, a YouTuber has now released a video that shows how iPhone 6s handles iOS 14 beta.
Apple has been criticized by a group of European digital advertising associations for the changes it has made in iOS 14 which will make it harder for advertisers to show personalized ads to users and track them across websites and apps. The changes in iOS 14 require apps to show a pop-up and explicitly get their permission to track them across apps and websites. The association is backed by sixteen marketing companies including Facebook, Google, and more.
Rumors about Apple’s CarKey feature was doing rounds way before it was announced at the WWDC. As we saw in Keynote, BMW is the first car manufacturer to support Car Key. Now BMW has added support for the Car Key feature via the BMW Connected app.
When Apple announced iOS 14 at WWDC 2020 last month, it did not talk about any battery improvements. However, it is quite common for older iPhones to notice a decline in battery life after upgrading to a newer version of iOS. So, is it the same case with iOS 14 as well?
Apple released the first beta of iOS 14 and iPadOS 14 to the developers right after the opening keynote of WWDC 2020 ended. While the first beta of iOS 14 and iPadOS 14 are relatively stable, many users are waiting for Apple to release the second beta to try out the OS. Then, there’s also the chance that Apple will fix some of the major bugs in the first beta of iOS 14 in the second release.
Apple has further solidified its pro-privacy stance with the introduction of some new features in iOS 14 and iPadOS 14. Multiple updates across the board now put apps under increased scrutiny, web browsing is more secure, and a number of improvements to existing features allow for a much private experience on the iPhone and iPad. Let’s take a deep dive and look at the best privacy and security features that you get with iOS 14 and iPadOS 14.
Apple announced iOS 14 earlier this week at the opening keynote of WWDC 2020. The upcoming release of the OS packs a number of usability improvements and also brings about a much-needed home screen revamp. What are your thoughts on iOS 14 and which is the feature that you are looking forward to the most?