Roundup: The New Features And Changes That Are Coming To iOS 14

iOS 14, the next generation of Apple's mobile operating system, though, won't be released until the fall of this year, several reports from MacRumors and 9to5mac have pretty much exposed all of the features it has in store for users. Here, we have rounded up these new features and changes.

First, iOS 14 may include a new PencilKit API that will recognize your Apple Pencil handwritten text and then be automatically converted into more readable input text. The PencilKit API supports any text input box on iOS, which means that the handwritten OCR feature should support apps such as Messages, Notes, Reminders, Calendars, and Mail.

Apple is internally testing new iMessage features that are likely to appear in iOS 14. It will support the @ mention function. When we enter @, all contacts will be displayed for users to choose from. This feature is useful in group chats. Apple is also testing the iMessage retract capability. After the message is retracted, a message like "the message has been retracted" will be displayed. Other new iMessage features include displaying input status during group chats; marking the last message in a conversation as "unread"; extending the / me feature to share status. and more.

A new Fitness app for iPhone, Apple Watch, and Apple TV is also being developed right now. This app allows users to easily download fitness-related instructional videos for learning while exercising. The app is code-named Seymour and may change to "Fitness" when it's released. The app will be available on iOS 14, watchOS 7, and tvOS 14 platforms, and will be a standalone app. Apple may provide various fitness videos for free, and there are many types of fitness supported, such as indoor running, indoor cycling, indoor rowing, stretching, core training, strength training, dancing, and yoga.

Apple is working on a new AR app codenamed the Gobi, which will be one of the main features of iOS 14. This new AR app can help users better understand the world around them and see more information on the iPhone screen. For example, when users take out the iPhone in the Apple Store, they can see more products into, prices, and comparison. Apple will also launch an SDK or API to facilitate third-party developers to provide their own AR experience.

At last, iOS 14 is said to bring a major Home Screen overhauls. The system will add a page that allows users to view their apps from a list. The new list mode will display all app icons, names, and more. At the same time, the list mode also has a variety of classification functions, such only display apps with unread messages, view recently used apps. This new list style also supports Siri Suggestions to automatically recommend apps you might use based on time and place.

Finally, in iOS 14, Apple will introduce new Wallpaper Management, third-party wallpapers packs, and new Accessibility features, Apple Pay integrated with Alipay, and more. Accessibility enhancements iOS 14 will offer many new accessibility features, including new ones that can detect sounds such as fire alarms, knocks, doorbells, and crying babies.

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