Apple OS 14 to counter Android

The Apple OS is very restrictive in terms of customisation when you take into account the abilities you have in Android, but IOS 14 may be the change that converts Android users.

Well we may be exaggerating as there is usually a preference for people anyway, but on IOS 14 users will have the ability to set third party browsers and email services as the default.

Apple is also making it easier to find apps if you have a large number installed, rather than having to swipe through pages and pages to find apps they will be held in one easy to access area, the “App Library”.

This will give users access to all of the apps on the device from one scrollable screen stored alphabetically, this is a very similar concept to the app drawer currently available on Android devices.

Another feature on route is widgets, something android users will be very familiar with. Micro displays, which are positioned on the homescreen, can relay information from apps directly without the user having to access the app itself.

The only widgets to be released in this update are Apple’s own, however this means you will still have access to a whole host of information such as weather, stock exchange and calendar.

“iOS 14 transforms the most iconic elements of the iPhone experience, starting with the biggest update we’ve ever made to the Home Screen,” said Craig Federighi, Apple’s senior vice president of Software Engineering.

“With beautifully redesigned widgets on the Home Screen, the App Library that automatically organizes all of your apps, and App Clips that are fast and easy to discover, iPhone becomes even more powerful and easier to use.”

Finally the Apple iPhone will become compatible with some car manufacturers, meaning you will be able to use the near-field communication already in the device to access your car.

Essentially turning your phone into another set of keys, but with facial encryption, the 2012 BMW 5 Series has already confirmed it will support this function.

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