Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) will start today, 22nd June 2020, which will mean the iPhone maker is set to release new features for its new iOS 14 Operating system. Due to the pandemic, the annual conference will be held virtually this year.
Usually, the WWDC precedes the release of the beta OS for developers after which the public OS is released to users. According to the leaked iOS 14 code obtained by 9to5Mac, Apple is developing a new interface for the home screen in iOS 14.
Here are some features to expect:
The iOS 14 home screen will have a new page that will allow users to view all their application icons in a list view. The current format shows all the applications in a grid view. According to 9to5Mac, the new list view will give different sorting options which will allow users to sort apps by most used or the number of notifications.
The list view will also include smart suggestions that will suggest which applications you might be searching for depending on the time and location.
A work out app
According to MacRumors, iOS 14 will have a new app that will guide users through different exercises. The exercises include running, cycling, rowing, strength training, dance, yoga among other activities. MacRumors adds that Apple may charge a subscription for the service. The app is codenamed Seymour but might be called Fit or Fitness at its release.
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Unlock your car
Apple might be working on a new feature that will enable you to unlock your car. It is still unclear as to which cars it will be compatible with. 9to5Mac, however. reports that BMW is one of the manufacturers working with Apple on the feature. It is also unclear as to which devices will have the feature enabled.
Translate on Safari
Apple’s browser, Safari will be able to translate text in a similar way to Google Chrome. This will allow users to switch between languages at the click of a button, even without an internet network or Wi-Fi. 9to5Mac also reports that the feature may also be available on some of Apple’s other apps.
Augmented Reality App
Another app Apple may be working on for the iOS 14 is a new augmented reality app. The app, codenamed Gobi, is mentioned in a report by 9to5Mac. Apple is trialing the app with Starbucks and will soon include other retailers going forward. The app will allow users to get more information about a physical product at a store without searching for it online.
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