Now that Apple’s Time Flies event is behind us, you can now look forward to the company’s next big thing ̵
The new iOS 14 gets widgets and more
iPhone users can now enjoy widgets on their devices – for photos, music, fitness and other apps – on their devices thanks to iOS 14. The update also enables picture-in-picture mode, which you could already use on your iPad. You also get an app library that you can use to organize apps into groups.
You can doodle with iPadOS 14
iPad users now have more features for Apple Pencil, with a scribble feature that enables handwriting in any text field in the operating system and automatic conversion to text. The update doesn’t give users full control over the placement of widgets on the home screen, but more native apps add advanced menu options that you can access.
Both iOS 14 and iPadOS 14 promise improved experiences for messages and maps with streamlined notifications and privacy improvements. And of course, Apple’s newest iPads are being discontinued for iPadOs 14.
Your whole family will enjoy WatchOS 7
WatchOS includes features like family setup, new watch faces, better sleep tracking, new fitness features like bike tracking, hand washing aid, Siri updates for translations and shortcuts, and new hearing health alerts. The family setup seems to be the most transformative of these features, allowing you to set up kids’ watches without them owning an iPhone.
Xbox Controller Support Coming to tvOS 14
tvOS 14 introduces new features to improve multi-user support, including achievements and quick resumption. Also includes support for Microsoft controllers, picture-in-picture, and smart home camera feeds.
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