Rumors of iOS 14 features have just started to gather momentum, and looking at all the leaks that have surfaced recently, it seems to be the right time to catch up with the upcoming iOS version. Chances are pretty high that iOS 14 would be more geared towards enhancing performance rather than being loaded with several top-of-the-line features.
Along with performance improvement, we also expect the next iteration of iOS to embrace some notable highlights. Based on our instincts and what the rumor mills say, we have listed all the possible features of iOS 14 that are likely to grace your iDevice in 2020.
iOS 14 Features Wishlist
Banner-Cased Call Notification Feature in iOS 14
The days are gone when a phone used to be primarily considered for making and receiving calls. With time, it has vastly evolved to be a top-notch pocket camera, health and fitness tracker, a hub for controlling smart home devices, and whatnot.
Despite such evolution, whenever a call comes, it takes over the entire screen, thereby putting all other tasks on the back burner. Come on, it’s 2020! And Apple should better introduce a banner-based call notification feature in iOS 14 so that the incoming call won’t take over the entire screen.
Split View/Picture-In-Picture/Slide Over
Going by the rumors, Apple is all set to introduce as many as 4 iPhone 12 Series devices at the September event. While two iPhones will flaunt 6.1-inch screen sizes, one will feature a 5.4-inch screen and the big daddy will rock a massive 6.7-inch Super Retina XDR Display. Could you believe it!
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While I have always loved using an iPhone with an ultra-large screen, I think Apple doesn’t yet offer a way to get the most out of the big screen. There is no point in having a 6.7-inch real estate if you can’t get some pie out of multitasking features like Split View, Picture-in-Picture mode, and Slide Over.
The support for these features in iOS 14 (at least on the big daddy) will make the smartphone more productive and a better tool to kill two birds with one stone.
Apple Pencil Support for Pro Max Devices in iOS 14
While Apple Pencil support for the iPhone may seem a little too much for many, I think it’s the right time to turn the page (from being a stylus hater to a lover) and embrace this aspect. Again, the prime reason why I’m kind of endorsing it is because of the ever-increasing screen size of the iPhone.
With the so-called iPhone 12 Pro Max likely to have a whopping 6.7-inch display, the idea of making the Apple Pencil work with the smartphone doesn’t seem a bad proposition. Having tried my hands on the digital pen and found it pretty good on the iPad, I would give it a thumbs up if Apple decides to bring it on with iOS 14.
Theme-Kit Feature in iOS 14
Unlike Android, iOS offers very little space for customization. While it sounds alright from a seamless performance point of view, considering too many tweaks can make the whole experience chaotic, at times the walled garden seems a little too mundane. And I guess even the greatest Apple fanboys may agree to it.
That’s the reason why I’m calling for a well-structured theme-kit that can offer some nice customization into the mix. Using the native customization tool, one can personalize the app icons and even tweak the layout of the home screen. As customization would be optional, the old-timers can keep it away if they don’t like it. And the ones who like to sing and dance can go for it full on.
Other Notable iOS 14 Features Wishlist
Aside from the above-explained iOS 14 features, I’m rooting for the following new add-ons. Hopefully, Apple brings at least some of them into reality. So, I’m keeping the fingers crossed, even though they might seem a little too far-fetched now.
- A better way to hide personal photos and videos
- A system-wide app locker
- A native PDF editor
- An efficient Screen Time Passcode Recovery Tool
- The ability to restore from iCloud backup without needing to erase all the existing content and settings
- The option to download an older version of apps
- The ability to unlock iPhone using Siri (a little far-fetched now. But hey, I want it badly.)
iOS 14 Release Date
Let’s get it out of the way first up just in case you are wondering when will iOS 14 come out or for that matter when you will be able to try your hands on it!
If Apple decides to remain in sync with the past trends, iOS 14 would see the light of the day at WWDC 2020. And the tech giant would release the iOS 14 beta (for developers and public) subsequently. As always, the official launch of the new iOS version would take place in the fall – somewhere between the 2nd or 3rd/4th week of September.
Stay Tuned In For More…
As I said above, it’s an ever-updating post so, it may see a lot of changes as more rumors surrounding iOS 14 surface online. So, don’t forget to bookmark this roundup if you want to keep tabs on all the new add-ons that are likely to grace the next iteration of iOS.
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