Apple rolled out firmware updates for its devices
Long-awaited updates have arrived on Apple devices.
Yesterday Apple released software updates for its mobile devices, TV boxes and Apple Watch. That is, today on all supported devices it became possible to install iOS 14, iPadOS 14, tvOS 14 and watchOS 7.
The most interesting update, of course, happened on iOS. Version 14 of Apple’s firmware adds the ability to install widgets, as well as an application library that categorizes all of your applications. This is the biggest change to the iOS home screen since the first release. You can also change the default browser and mail applications.
Maps have also been updated. They now have bike routes and electric vehicle routes. Security has also improved – maps show not the exact location, but an approximate one, and starting next year, all applications will need to obtain user permission before starting to determine the location.
Incoming calls and Siri voice assistant has also received an update – they now take up much less screen space, and you can also use another application while talking on the phone.
The new version of Apple’s tablet software has improved the Apple Pencil, new app sidebar design, and the same compact calling interface and Siri. IPad now automatically converts text written with stylus to print – recognizes dates, addresses, phone numbers and email addresses.
WatchOS 7 has received sleep tracking support and new watch faces. The new Wind Down feature allows you to set the sleep mode. Sleep mode automatically turns off the Apple Watch screen and turns on Do Not Disturb. When you wake up, the watch vibrates and displays the weather forecast.
Finally, tvOS 14 brings better integration with HomeKit accessories, 4K video support on YouTube, and support for pictures in picture.