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iOS 14: HANDS-ON WITH THE BIGGEST NEW FEATURES

Refusing to let COVID-19 impact its release schedule, Apple took to its virtual WWDC stage at the end of June to show off the latest version of its iOS and iPadOS operating systems, set for release this fall. Craig Federighi introduced a bunch of new game-changing features, including a redesigned home screen, overhauled Siri, and tonnes of long-awaited UI tweaks. Let’s get hands-on with the beta version of the new software and see what’s really changed.

SAY HELLO TO YOUR NEW HOME SCREEN

Though perhaps not offering the customization options of rival operating systems, Apple took a leaf out of Android’s book with iOS 14, introducing a new design for the Home Screen for the first time in the history of iOS. Thanks to the introduction of new widgets and the ability to hide apps and pages, this refined user interface makes it clear that Apple wants to win favor with consumers, even if the widget-heavy design detracts from its usually glossy design.

Today Center, which is accessible when swiping from left to right on the display, has .

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