iOS 14 rumors: 10 things to know about new features, launch date and more

iOS 14 rumors: 10 things to know about new features, launch date and more


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Apple’s annual developer’s conference WWDC is ultimate weeks away, which methodology we would also merely rapidly uncover what unique aspects Apple has in store for the iPhone with iOS 14. But for the time being there are masses of rumors to unpack about what we can ask. 

In all places in the previous few months, a replacement of Apple rumor sites have reported getting their hands on early test versions of iOS 14 with facts about all the pieces from interface adjustments to unique apps. And while we can not know for definite whether or no longer these leaks are the precise deal, or whether the adjustments listed will even form it to the closing derive of iOS 14, there’s masses to be occupied with. 

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iOS 14: All the pieces we know

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Starting up date

If all goes in step with conception, which to this level it has no longer, Apple will introduce iOS 14 at WWDC 2020, which starts on June 22. This year the conference will be held nearly about, but we’re unruffled looking ahead to it to be launched on the keynote that most incessantly kicks off the match, alongside the overall other predominant scheme update bulletins.

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In the previous, the announcement became followed by the commence of the developer beta, then the public beta about a months later, with the legit commence of iOS on the iPhone commence match in early September. 

But this year the timeline is discipline to swap. The coronavirus pandemic is rumored to have brought about manufacturing delays for the following iPhone and Apple might also merely be compelled to ward off the commence match, alongside side the commence of iOS 14, to October. Apple has yet to comment.

Updates to the home video display

The dwelling video display might also merely explore tremendously diverse in iOS 14. In line with 9to5Mac, iOS 14 will ship a list gape possibility that would imply that you simply will be ready to organize apps as a list rather then the present grid gape. The Apple Search for already helps you to gape apps listed alphabetically, but on the iPhone you’d additionally be ready to form them by most earlier or by the replacement of unread notifications. 

Changing default apps 

For the reason that existence of the iPhone, Apple has made its possess preinstalled apps relish Maps or Tune the default replacement. This might also merely swap in iOS 14, as rumors imply Apple might perchance imply that you simply will be ready to derive third-birthday party apps in its set aside: Spotify rather then Apple Tune, Google Maps or Waze rather then Apple Maps, or Chrome rather then Safari. 

@ mentions in Messages

Apple’s Messages app is rumored to be taking a cue from other messaging apps relish Slack and WhatsApp by allowing you to negate particular folks in personnel chats by adding an @ image sooner than their name. In line with MacRumors, the app would additionally encompass an possibility to delete a message once it has already been despatched or designate a message as unread as which you can with an email. We’re additionally looking ahead to a unique batch of emojis alongside side some unique programs for Animojis and Memojis

iPad-relish multitasking aspects

iOs 14 might also merely additionally ship multitasking aspects to the iPhone. Apple Leaker Ben Geskin posted a video on Twitter of what this might explore relish on an iPhone 11 running an early version of the OS. Since then folks have spoke back asserting or no longer it’s ultimate a present jailbreak version in its set aside of an iOS 14 feature. Apple is rumored to be launching an iPhone 12 Max with a just elevated video display than the present Max which would derive pleasure in extra iPad-relish aspects, but that would no longer imply we can be taught about it on this version of iOS. 

Unique aspects in Safari 

Siri can already translate words and phrases, but iOS 14 might perchance imply that you simply will be ready to translate textual negate material in your video display. In line with 9to5 Mac, Safari will derive translation powers an resembling these found on Google Chrome and imply that you simply will be ready to toggle between languages on the click of a button, even must you assemble no longer have cell signal or Wi-Fi. The yarn additionally talked about it can perchance also merely be available in the market on about a of Apple’s other apps moreover.  

Safari might also merely additionally set aside Apple Pencil toughen with the flexibility to make use of it as a cursor to click on and scroll as well to derive notes or designate-up pages.

Extra accessibility alternate concepts 

But one other 9to5Mac yarn additionally mentions an accessibility feature that would imply that you simply will be ready to translate sounds, relish the sound of an fear ringing, or perchance a crying child, into haptic concepts for folk with listening to loss. 

A brand unique allege app

There are additionally two unique app rumors to be coming with iOS 14. The first one is a allege app that would data you thru diverse allege routines. 

In line with MacRumors, this might encompass running, cycling, rowing, strength practicing, dance, yoga and a replacement of different activities. The app would additionally be available in the market on the Apple Search for and Apple TV. The yarn says the app might perchance be free, but Apple might also merely fee a subscription for the carrier, or set aside more premium negate material on the back of a paywall as it does with Apple News Plus. 

Augmented reality app

Apple might also merely additionally be working on a unique augmented reality app for iOS 14. The app, talked about in 9to5Mac, would imply that you simply will be ready to derive more data a pair of physical product that you simply will be seeing at a store without needing to gaze for it online. The yarn references the Apple Retailer and Starbucks at commence, but it surely might perchance be expanded to other retailers moreover.  


The entire rumors to this level imply that iOS 14 will be well suited with all devices running iOS 13. That is acceptable news for folk conserving on to older devices, as earlier iOS updates have excluded older models of the iPhone and iPad.