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Apple will release iOS 14, iPadOS 14 as free software updates

New Delhi: Apple has officially released iOS 14 and iPadOS 14 on Wednesday (US time), and the update will automatically be provided on devices currently running iOS 13 or iPadOS 13.

It was announced at WWDC 2020 in June this year that the powerful operating system iPadOS 14 designed for the iPad was provided free of charge with the new eighth-generation iPad and the new iPad Air.

The company said in a statement late on Tuesday that it will be available as a free software update for all iPad Pro models, iPad Air 2 and later, iPad 5 and later, and iPad mini 4 and later. .

watchOS 7 will also be used on Apple Watch Series 3 and higher on September 16, and requires iPhone 6s or higher running iOS 14. Not all devices provide all functions such as blood oxygen monitoring.

The new iOS version is compatible with iPhone and iPod touch models compatible with iOS 13 and iPad users.

The most significant change in iOS 14 is the redesign of the screen.

In iOS 14, Apple users can fix widgets with updated information on the home screen, including calendar and map applets. The user can drag the widget to the iPhone home screen and keep it there.

Apple says that users can create a smart stack of widgets that uses intelligence on the device to display the correct widget based on time, location, and activity.

At the end of the “Home Screen” page is the “Application Library”, which is a new space that automatically organizes all the user’s applications into a simple, easy-to-browse view, and intelligently displays the applications that may be useful at the moment program.

With picture-in-picture support, iPhone users can now watch videos or make FaceTime calls while using other apps.

The new Memoji options in the message are more inclusive and diverse, with other hairstyles, headwear, face masks, etc.

In iOS 14, Apple Maps makes it easier than ever to navigate and explore with the help of new cycling routes, electric vehicle routes and selected guides.

The on-device mode in iOS 14 allows users to experience the functionality of the application offline for private voice and text translation.

With iOS 14, incoming FaceTime and phone calls and Siri interactions adopt a new compact design, allowing users to always keep what they do.

iPhone users can now pin conversations at the top of their message list.

As for iPadOS 14, it includes most of the new iOS 14 updates, minus the redesigned home screen.

The biggest change is the new Scribble function, Apple Pencil can write on any text field and convert the written text into typed text.

FaceTime and Siri also have compact designs.

At the same time, after Facebook publicly opposed these changes, Apple postponed the full implementation of privacy practices in the iOS 14 software version.

This feature will require application developers to request user permission in order to track their advertising purposes between applications. Facebook has complained about this feature, saying it will affect its advertising business.

Apple issued a statement on its developer site earlier this month: “We are committed to ensuring that users can choose whether to allow applications to track them.”

“In order to give developers time to make the necessary changes, starting early next year, apps will be required to obtain permission to track users. More information will be released this fall, including updates to the App Store review guidelines.”

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