Apple introduces the latest versions of its operating system with some most significant updates. The next operating systems Apple’s iOS 14 and iPadOS 14 are said to be released on September 16.
Apple’s iOS 14 is compatible with the devices that are updated to iOS 13 and some of the older devices which are mentioned below.
- iPhone 11 Pro
iPhone SE (2020)
- iPhone11 Pro Max
- iPhone 11
- iPhone XS Max
- iPhone XR
- iPhone 8
- iPhone 8 Plus
- iPhone 7 Plus
- iPhone 6s
- iPhone6s Plus
- iPhone SE (2016)
- iPod touch (7th generation)
iPadOS 14 is compatible with the devices that are updated to iPadOS 13. The iPads that are compatible are mentioned below.
- All iPad Pro models
- iPad(7th generation)
- iPad(6th generation)
- iPad(5th generation)
- iPad mini 4 and 5
- iPadAir (3rd generation)
- iPad Air 2
iOS 14 Features!
iOS 14 introduces an App Library view to organise all the apps on the mobile. This app shows all of the apps on the iPhone at a glance. Also it eliminates the need to keep all the icons on the home screen view making the home screen look cleaner. To sum up, sorting of applications based on the usage is made more accessible.
iOS 14 and iPadOS 14 redesign the home screens of iPhone and iPad by supporting widgets for the first time. Widgets come in a variety of sizes, and they are also accessed through the Widget Gallery from which different sizes can be chosen.
Picture in Picture mode:
iOS 14 supports Picture in Picture feature, on the iPhone, which is very similar to the iPad experience. Users can talk on face time or watch videos while using another app simultaneously. It supports multiple apps to work at the same time. If a video is playing while using another app, the video can be resized and relocated to any corner of the screen.
It also introduces a Translate app which supports conversations and works entirely offline. As of now, the app supports 11 languages.
iOS 14 also introduces a new feature called App Clip to easily access applications without needing to download the full version from the App Store. Users can make purchases online, reservations in restaurants, etc., using apps without fully downloading them.
iOS 14 also redesigns iMessage feature. Apple lets its users pin a critical conversation at the top of the app in iMessage. Now, a quick swipe to the right on any chat pins the conversation. It also adds new Memojis including new face mask Memojis, face coverings, headwear, hairstyles.
This feature also supports in-line replies and mentions for group iMessages. In-line replies feature used to reply to a specific message in a conversation in group chats. Apple also supports the @mention feature, which can be used to send notifications when a user’s name is mentioned even though the group chat is muted.
Headphone audio alerts:
The new update also supports measuring audio levels of headphones in real-time by adding a new option in Control Center.
The Apple’s latest update also brings changes in the Health app, Weather app, Apple Maps app, Car Play, the Home app, privacy protections, Apple store, password monitoring, Find My App, etc.