Apple to release new iOS 14 TOMORROW which features a redesigned home screen

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After months of anticipation, Apple is preparing to release its new iOS 14 on Wednesday September 16.

The announcement was made during the tech giant’s “Time Flies” event, which also unveiled the new Apple Watch Series 6, iPad Air, and 8th generation iPad.

The software will be available on iPhone 6s and higher, giving users access to a redesigned home screen, widget gallery and app clips, as well as a new Siri interface.

The company is also launching its iPadOS 14 which updates Apple Pencil, allowing it to convert handwriting into typed lettering and recognizes Chinese characters in addition to the standard English alphabet.

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After months of anticipation, Apple is preparing to release its new iOS 14 on Wednesday September 16

Apple announced its “Time Flies” virtual conference last week, but has not released any details of what viewers might expect.

Many speculated that this would be the unveiling of the new iPhone, but instead were presented with the new Apple Watch Series 6 and iPads – and the release of iOS 14.

Apple teased the new iOS14 in June at its World Wide Developers Conference, which included new formats for discovering and organizing apps and the ability to unlock a vehicle with your iPhone.

The updated software is also designed for users with disabilities, as it features a “Back Tap” that allows certain commands and tasks to be performed by simply tapping the back of the device two or three times.

A redesigned home screen reintroduces widgets that can be placed alongside apps.  For example, a weather widget will allow users viewing their home screen to check the weather without having to open the app individually.

A redesigned home screen reintroduces widgets that can be placed alongside apps. For example, a weather widget will allow users viewing their home screen to check the weather without having to open the app individually.

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Apple announced its “Time Flies” virtual conference last week, but has not released any details of what viewers might expect. Many speculated that this would be the unveiling of the new iPhone, but were instead presented with the new Apple Watch Series 6 and iPads – and the release of iOS 14

Among the main introductions is an app library that makes it easier for users to access their apps without having to scroll endlessly through pages.

The feature automatically organizes apps by grouping similar apps – for example, it groups Apple Arcade games into one clickable button.

And it allows users to hide apps on their “main” home screen to reduce clutter.

A redesigned home screen reintroduces widgets that can be placed alongside apps.

For example, a weather widget will allow users viewing their home screens to check the weather without having to open the app individually.

Users can add or remove widgets in the “widget gallery” and also use a “Smart Stack” widget which automatically extracts apps based on time of day.

Apple has also introduced a system-wide picture-in-picture feature for iOS videos.

Among the main introductions is an App Library which gives users an easier way to access their apps without having to scroll endlessly through pages.

Among the main introductions is an App Library which gives users an easier way to access their apps without having to scroll endlessly through pages.

Like macOS, the feature will overlay videos on top of other apps so users can keep watching while texting or doing other tasks.

The window can be adjusted in size and also reduced to the side of the screen to continue playing in the background.

For the first time ever, iOS 14 will also allow users to set their own default apps for web browsing and email instead of forcing users to stick with its own native apps, Safari and Apple Mail.

This means that users who prefer to use Google Chrome, for example, won’t have to scramble to use the browser.

Apple has also redesigned its voice assistant, Siri, to make it less invasive when activated.

Instead of filling the screen with the Siri interface, a new design will overlay a little bubble at the bottom of the screen that lets you know Siri is working.

Siri will also be able to send voice messages for the first time. Users can activate Siri and then dictate the message the same way they would for a standard text message.

iOS 14 will also feature a new translator app which, like Google Translate, can take dictated text or audio messages and convert them to 11 different languages, including English, Mandarin Chinese, French, German, Spanish, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Arabic, Portuguese and Russian.

Using app clips, iOS 14 users can scan a QR code to use key features of an app.

For example, if a user tried to use an electric bike, they could scan a code for the app, and Clips would automatically use an Apple ID and connect Apple Pay, all without having to download and set up a connection and enter their information. payment.

Apple's iMessage will also receive important updates.  IOS 14 users will now be able to pin conversations to the top of the iMessage app for easier access without having to scroll through recent texts.

Apple’s iMessage will also receive important updates. IOS 14 users will now be able to pin conversations to the top of the iMessage app for easier access without having to scroll through recent texts.

The iPadOS 14 is focused on supporting Apple Pencil, as part of the company's ongoing efforts to make handwriting as efficient as a keyboard.  To this end, Apple has developed `` Scribble '', a new iPadOS feature that will allow users to manually type in any text field offered by any application in the system.

IPadOS 14 is focused on supporting Apple Pencil, as part of the company’s ongoing efforts to make handwriting as efficient as a keyboard. To this end, Apple has developed “Scribble”, a new iPadOS feature that will allow users to manually type in all text fields offered by any application in the system.

Apple’s iMessage will also receive important updates. IOS 14 users will now be able to pin conversations to the top of the iMessage app so they can be accessed more easily without having to scroll through recent texts.

A more nuanced group thread design will also give iMessage several new features, including the ability to respond directly to messages in a thread.

The ‘mentions’ will also mimic a social media style experience where users can type in the name of the person they’re speaking to and let them know they’re being addressed in a group discussion thread.

The iPadOS 14 is focused on supporting Apple Pencil, as part of the company’s ongoing efforts to make handwriting as efficient as a keyboard.

To this end, Apple has developed “Scribble”, a new iPadOS feature that will allow users to manually type in all text fields offered by any application in the system.

Scribble will also support a new sub-feature called “Shapes,” which will automatically straighten any hand-drawn circles, rectangles, or lines that a person draws if they hold the pencil down for an additional one or two seconds after finishing. draw the shape.

The iPadOS 14 has also been revamped with a number of new system-level features that will bring it closer to the standard macOS features currently used in Apple laptops and desktops.

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