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Get ready for a major change with Apple’s latest IOS, 14!  The update was announced during Apple’s WWDC 2020 Special Event Keynote and is scheduled to be released in the fall.   

apple home screen
Photo: Apple

New Features 

The IOS 14 update will aim to improve all the tiny little inconveniences we may find, as well as reimagine the style and look of iPhones and the iPod Touch.   

Probably the most noticeable difference will be the way the widgets can be organized on the home screen.  They will be able to be arranged in different ways with different sizes.  This will allow for easier access to information with just a glance.  

The App Library will automatically sort your apps into their respective categories, making it simple to find the apps you need.  

The next feature is one of the coolest in my opinion.  Apple calls it compact calling, where the display for an incoming phone call or facetime doesn’t occupy the entire screen.  In addition, the new update will allow you to continue your facetime calls or videos without pausing when another app is being used.  

apple compact calling
Photo: Apple

Another huge change will be the way messages appear.  You will be able to pin up to 9 of conversations so that they will remain at the top of your messages.  

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Translating will also become more prominent as it will be able to handle active conversations.  All you need to do is turn your phone horizontally and use the microphone feature to instantly translate conversations.  

apple translate
Photo: Apple

Siri will also have a new look.  Like the compact calls, Siri will not take up the entire screen, allowing you to continue what you were doing without losing track.  

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Compatibility

The new software update is compatible with these devices: 

  • iPhone 11
  • iPhone 11 Pro
  • iPhone 11 Pro Max
  • iPhone XS
  • iPhone XS Max
  • iPhone XR
  • iPhone X
  • iPhone 8
  • iPhone 8 Plus
  • iPhone 7
  • iPhone 7 Plus
  • iPhone 6s
  • iPhone 6s Plus
  • iPhone SE (1st generation)
  • iPhone SE (2nd generation)
  • iPod touch (7th generation)

There seems to be an endless amount of change in store with the IOS 14 update.  You can read about the rest of the features here from Apple.  

What do you think of the new IOS 14 update?  Are you excited for what’s to come?  Let us know in the comments! 

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