iOS 14 release date and features

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iOS 14 release date, features we want and rumors

Even if the iOS 14 release date is a bit soon to think about, considering the last big iPhone operating system update, iOS 13, just launched with plenty of long-awaited features like dark mode, it’s still coming – and we’re very curious what iOS 14 features are headed our way. 

iOS 14 release date and features

True, Apple hasn’t released anything remotely official that’s come out about iOS 14. But given what was left out this time around – and what new technology could be coming in the iPhone 12 – we can make informed guesses about what’s coming in the next big iOS update.

Some of these are obvious, like support for 5G if Apple finally decides to release a 5G iPhone that works with the next-gen phone networks.

Other iOS 14 features take a little bit of speculative leaps to imagine what tweaks Apple might make in its continual improvements on its iPhone operating system.

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iOS 14 release date and beta schedule

Given the past years’ big iOS updates came out on September 19, one day before this year’s new iPhone line, we’re guessing that iOS 14 will launch in late September 2020. That will be just in time for the launch of the iPhone 12, which will be the first phones to get the next iOS. 

Assuming Apple follows prior years, it will likely unveil iOS 14 at its annual WWDC conference – WWDC 2020 will likely be in early May – and open the initial developer beta the same day. The first public beta will follow later in the month, and will accordingly get new betas after the developer versions.

iOS 14 compatibility-iOS 14 release date and features

While Apple didn’t leave any phones behind when it introduced iOS 12, the most recent jump to iOS 13 made up for it by stranding two generations of iPhone handsets – anything older than the iPhone 6S or iPhone SE. It’s unclear what kind of new features require Apple to raise the threshold for which iOS phones will be able to download the new version of iOS, so it’s all speculation whether a generation of older iPhones won’t be able to install iOS 14. 

We’ll almost surely know which iPhones won’t be able to upgrade when Apple launches the first iOS 14 betas. For now, our best guess is that the iPhone 7 will be the cut-off point, with the big question being: will iPhone SE get the iOS 14 update? Rumors of an iPhone SE 2 in March 2020 lead us to think it won’t.

iOS 14 rumors

iOS 14 usher in the 5G iPhone era

This might be the easiest feature to guess Apple will bring to the operating system in 2020. Unfortunately, as we’ve seen with other 5G phones, this feature can’t be retroactively applied to older iPhones – hooking up to 5G networks requires a particular type of modem and compatible processors. Only the newest phones with the latest top-tier chipsets and modems have been capable of harnessing 5G.

iOS 14 could spill support for Apple AR glasses

Apple is planning to release AR glasses sometime in 2020 alongside a 5G iPhone, according to a Bloomberg report. These would initially serve as an iPhone accessory running through iOS to display text messages and map directions, though that could grow over time to run their own proprietary apps from a dedicated AR glasses store – and perhaps become a standalone successor to the iPhone itself.

Before that happens, though, Apple’s AR glasses would need a killer app as its raison d’etre – or rather, reason for buying, as the lukewarm reception to Google Glasses and even Snapchat Spectacles 2 can tell us. Heck, even Amazon is couching its new Amazon Echo Frames behind an experimental product line to soften any hype. 

But given the years of experience developers have had with Apple’s ARKit, it wouldn’t be surprising if 2020 was the year we see Apple branch out to smart spectacles – and iOS 14 could support it. 

iOS 14 what we want to see

Smart composition

These days, everyone’s doing business on their phones, including sending emails at all hours. So why can’t we insert links into text in iOS’ Mail client? Or in third-party mail clients like Gmail?

This isn’t just a convenience issue – inserting links just looks more professional. When responding to clients or simply wanting to save space it would be great to give the impression that we’re responding from desks – and not filling our messages with eyesores like full links. 

Smarter spam calls filter

While iOS 13 introduced the capability to detect and block spam phone calls, it isn’t too smart. Silence Unknown Callers, as it’s termed, does exactly that – completely blocking any number not from your contact list and sending it straight to voicemail. That’s a good start, but a bit of a strong measure that isn’t too useful for folks with incoming calls from new business contacts or Tinder dates.

Instead, it would be great to see smarter alerts that indicate probable spam calls, as some carriers have started doing and some third-party App Store apps do – for a price. Then it would be nice to have different levels of filtering – light blocking for only the most obvious spam numbers all the way up to aggressive filtering of any call that even has a chance of being a scam.

Foldables support

This is a bit of a stretch since we haven’t heard anything about a foldable iPhone. Oh, Apple is almost surely experimenting with the tech deep in its R&D labs, but without a planned model in the works, it’s unlikely iOS 14 will go to the effort of supporting foldables.

This is in stark contrast with Android, which introduced foldables support with Android 10 just in time for the Samsung Galaxy Fold public release. Apple is on its own timeline, and there’s no rush to add the capability in its operating system before they have a model on the way.

iOS 14 Release Date, Features, Concept Design, and Compatibility

It has not been so long since the latest version of iOS was launched, iOS 13 came with several different attractive features and we expect more surprising and exciting features in the iOS 14.

iOS 14 release date and features

As of now, iOS 14 is just a concept and no official statement is released on when the version would be released. However, like always Apple will keep their mouths shut and see that there will be no major leaks of their design until the OS is launched. Unlike most of the years, the majority of the Apple fans and customers are thrilled and excited about iOS 14, most of them expect a major change in the overall design of the OS.

Today, if you check the market, almost every brand including Samsung, Oppo, LG, Vivo, and Alcatel has succeeded in introducing the latest additions to their Smartphones and their customers are satisfied with what their brand has offered them. This makes things even more exciting for Apple fans; most of the people expect Apple to add some revolutionary features to the latest iOS 14 version.

Now, let us not beat around the bush and waste time, as per our experts. One of the most important things that iOS 14 might come incorporated with includes the AI feature. Yes, there were rumors at the beginning of this year that Apple was working on some revolutionary technology that can change the entire Smartphone industry. Our experts predict that it could be an AI incorporated operating system. We have received news that Apple is reportedly working and designing a new iPhone chip that can support both the device and a state-of-the-art AI. An apple designed AI, unlike those AI’s incorporated into some premium phones from top brands will help drive future advancements.

iOS 14 Release Date

If you are an Apple fan or a customer who keeps track of every Apple device and software launches and releases, then you can simply guess a release date. However, if you are just a customer who purchases the phone without keeping track of all these data, then here is all the data you need.

Most of the Apple fans and lovers are very excited about the release of Apple iOS 14 and it is not an easy task to get hold of the precise launch and release date of this Operating System. Nevertheless, based on the pattern that Apple follows each time when they release a device or software. Here is what we expect, the iOS 14 is only expected to release in 2020. Yes, next year, it is.

Upcoming iOS 14 features

It is not easy to predict the features that could come added to the latest version of iOS 14; there are many reasons for such a statement. The current market has Smart devices with plenty of new features and technology incorporated into it. So, most of the Apple customers and fans expect the iOS 14 to come with several features. Here is what we think you should expect in iOS 14

  1. The state-of-the-art Artificial Intelligence –

Apple has so far not incorporated their devices or Operating Systems with an AI engine. If they have then, it could prove revolutionary, like the face unlock system. As you already know, most of the experts and experienced people around have been predicting that AI is the future and therefore, most of the tech giants will surely consider adding this feature into their products or Operating Systems.

AI is expected to be coupled with Siri in such a way that the Siri can do just more than getting the user the applications and other functions when verbally asked. A Siri incorporated with AI can help the user open applications, features, and functions without verbally asking.

  1. The smartest and best Siri –

One of the revolutionary technologies that Apple introduced was Siri; it was unlike any technology that existed until then. In the beginning, the functions of Siri was very limited, the device had to be connected to the network for Siri to work efficiently. While Siri will stay the same as always, we expect it to be smarter, stronger, and powerful than all the previous designs. Experts have hinted that the role of Siri in iOS 14 will be more than ever as it could be attached to an AI, which could control the entire device to suit the user’s requirement and personal, needs.

In the previous versions of iOS, Apple has been trying to make Siri more compatible with text-based interactions. We believe, that Apple will make Siri more text-based through dedicated text or message channels and coupled to AI can make Siri a very powerful feature. In iOS 14, instead of asking Siri to perform some functions, the user could simply send a text or photos and Siri will perform the function. This might include reading emails and setting up reminders, setting up meetings. etc.

  1. More power saving –

Even though the latest iPhone’s, iPad’s, and other devices come with a comparatively bigger battery than the previous model, Apple fans and customers still have an opinion and suggestion that Apple should do more research and development to some way reduce the power consumption, in order, to increase the standby time. Other major brands have succeeded and we expect iOS 14 to come with some solution to this issue.

iOS 14 concept designs

  1. Split screen view –

One of the major things that Apple Smart devices lack today is the spilt screen view, most of the brands like Samsung, Xiaomi, LG, Vivo, and Oppo today manufactures and markets Smartphones with Android OS that offers split screen view that will enable to use more than one application at a time. Most of the iOS users do not have an idea of what split screen view is, this feature will enable the user to use two applications on the same screen. For many years, Apple fans have wanted this feature on their Apple smartphone and iOS.

iOS 14 release date and features
  1. Maximum personalization –iOS 14 release date and features

Siri might not be the best feature that could be incorporated into iOS 14, AI incorporated personalization feature system that can automatically personalize and make changes according to the user’s mood and requirement. Most fans might not agree that iOS 14 might come with such advanced features, however, iOS 13 itself came with a small advancement towards this feature. The Spotlight Search in iOS 13 recommends Siri App Suggestions based on your recent search habits. This could just be warm to furthermore powerful feature. Experts have hinted that iOS 14 might come with such a design that learns the user’s pattern and habits and then use this info to determine what type of apps or functions to put in front of you as soon as you open the device.

This feature alone could change the entire structure of the iOS 14 home screen. Instead of all those apps sorted in order on your screen, this new feature will put only those apps in front of you based on your priorities and habits.

  1. Automatic DND –

DND (Do Not Disturb) is a feature that keeps your device away from disturbing you while driving or while attending an important meeting. This feature first came incorporated into iOS 11 and it was widely appreciated and accepted, however, the feature had to be personally switched-on when required. What if it was just a stepping-stone, what if an advanced version of this feature could come incorporated into iOS 14? Yes, an advanced version, which could switch to DND when you start driving a car if you enter your office, or when you are sleeping.

  1. Upcoming calls will no longer block your screen or work –

How do you feel when your phone screen is blocked while you are working on something on the phone? You would feel irritated and angry right? However, most of the experts predict that iOS 14 will come with a feature that restricts the upcoming call page to a small portion of the screen. Therefore, the user will be able to continue his/her work without any disruption. This feature is already included in almost every Android OS incorporated devices.

iOS 14 compatibility

Apple devices are commonly launched with the latest version of iOS pre-installed in it. Therefore, you can expect iOS 14 on the latest iPhone or iPad. However, Apple has been rolling out Smart devices that come designed in such a way that the older version of iOS can be updated to the latest version iOS.

Here are some of the compatible iPhone’s

  • iPhone 7
  • iPhone 7 Plus
  • iPhone 8
  • iPhone 8 Plus
  • iPhone X
  • iPhone XR
  • iPhone XS
  • iPhone XS Max
  • iPhone 11
  • iPhone 11 Pro
  • iPhone 11 Pro Max
  • iPhone 12

iOS 14 release date and features

We expect that this updating will not be possible in any iPhone model less than iPhone 7. we can check all the devices which are compatible with iOS 14 here.

Conclusion

iOS 14 is one of the best and the most expected Operating System today. However, iOS 14 is not expected to be released any time soon, but we can expect the release next year only. More details of iOS 14 can be known only if Apple releases it. Stay tuned to our website to get more details.

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