Widgets are Now Official with iOS 14

Widgets are Now Official with iOS 14

Aside from announcing its transition to ARM-based Macs and the official unveiling of MacOS 11, Apple also announced the latest iteration of iOS with iOS 14. Headlining the slew of new features is support for home screen widgets—a feature we first saw with iPadOS and something that should be familiar with Android users. With native support for widgets, apps can now display more data. They are also adjustable in size to suit user’s preferences.

Another familiar Android feature coming to iOS 14 is App Library, which organizes all your apps according to category. This makes it easier to find apps installed on your phone.

A unique new iOS feature that’s not seen on Android phones is App Clips. This nifty feature associate products and businesses with certain apps, letting you complete tasks like renting bikes and scooters, purchasing coffee.

Other new features include improved app privacy controls, Picture-in-Picture for videos and FaceTime calls, new Memoji options, updated Maps with Guides and curated routes, and Translate.

iOS will be available later this year and will support all iPhones starting from the iPhone 6s and 1st-generation iPhone SE.


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