iOS 14 Announced by Apple

The iPhone revolutionized how humans worldwide engage in their daily lifestyles. However, that innovation was shortly lived & overtaken by its main competitor of Android. Ever since the initial version of iOS was released, Apple has copied features implemented in their competitor’s software. This was proven again at WDC2020 with the announcement of iOS 14. New features announced for this operating system include Organizing Apps, Widgets, and Picture-in-Pictures. Android supporters couldn’t help but bolster how these features have been available for 10+ years. When accounting how delayed Apple is with their innovation, it’s understandable with genuine tech enthusiasts avoid iOS at all costs.

Tim Cook started detailing what’s available on iOS14 with the App Library. This feature focuses on better organizing applications on the home screen, which when combined with the upcoming Widgets update, will make for unique customization options for users. Swiping right onto the home screen immediately has all applications curated into separate categories—the App Library than suggests new platforms & services that suit their requirements with the iPhone. There’ll also be the additional “New Library Feature”, which curates the most used & recently downloaded applications from iPhone owners. Outdated applications will eventually be deleted to ensure storage space.

The Widgets

Requests towards specific features with the iPhone have centred around Widgets. Apple refused to meet these demands for nearly a decade, ultimately enabling an offset version of Widgets in 2016. Their iteration of Widgets has received mass criticism in comparison to Android’s usage of this technology. After an additional four years of complaints from Apple loyalists, the company listened & has updated Widgets.

iPhone Consumers could previously access iOS Widgets through the Siri Shortcuts Page, which is initiated by swiping left on the home screen. That iteration of Widgets is being abandoned & moved towards the conventional setting seen in Android. This means users can place iOS Widgets onto the home screen when this upgrade rolls out nationwide. Tim Cook unveiled several widgets that’ve been updated for the home screen. These include Weather, Apple Health, News, Clock, System Panel, Apple Music, and Notes. When unveiling the newest version of iOS Widgets, online praise was seen from Apple loyalists.