iOS 14 features: What Apple should include in next update

iOS 13 came out nearly two months ago, with the currently-active version being iOS 13.2. Even though the popular iPhone-powering operating system is still fresh, users are already thinking about what iOS 14 features Apple could bring in the next year. We’ve already seen a lot of concepts and predictions, such as the iPhone 12 may look similar to the iPhone 4, and that it could even launch with 5G support. But what about iOS 14?

Earlier this week, a popular designer and YouTuber Hacker 34 featured a new concept design for iOS 14, designed so sleekly and modern that it closely resembles those trailers and features that Apple uses to present their new software. The concept video packs a plethora of suggestions on what 2020 iPhone users would like as well as the support users would like to see on the new update.

That said, Hacker 34 included support for multiple accounts that use the smartphone, swapping default applications with appropriate third-party application, and many other features.

Multiple account usage is certainly one of the most creative iOS 14 features because only one user can have an account on every iPhone and iPad, while these devices are shared with families. This especially applies to iPad tablets. That said, the possibility to have multiple accounts would be great. Split screen already exists on iPad, and with iOS 14, iPhone users could use two apps side by side, simultaneously.

Another great feature that could be present on iOS 14, if Apple takes notes from the concept, is the ability to swap the default applications with other apps downloadable through the App Store. For example, that could work with Google Chrome being a default browser instead of Safari that ships with the iOS by default. There is a feature to remove default apps, although they still return through widespread links in the system, with the system displaying an error when such an attempt is made.

Icons on iOS 14 also received a clean redesign which looks stunning and more flexible. There is also a smaller Phone pop-up notification which would allow users to enjoy games and other apps without being interrupted by the big button, and a search bar for GIF images on the keyboard.

Other possible iOS 14 features

Even though Hacker 34’s concept design looks absolutely stunning there are a lot more features that would be great if they appeared on next year’s iOS. Apple has already made a major step forward with the dark mode that shipped with iOS 13, but what other features are there to expect?

One of the most expected iOS 14 features will certainly be support of 5G cellular technology. However, the bad side is that this feature can’t be added to older iPhone models due to the missing hardware, such as a certain type of modem and chipset that supports this technology. Nevertheless, as Ming-Chi Kuo predicted earlier this year, the 2020 iPhones may launch with 5G support, which then requires a system to put it all together.

Support for Apple AR glasses which were previously reported by Bloomberg Businessweek to debut sometime in 2020, could also be one of the widely expected and wanted iOS 14 features. Apple could earn a lot of money on AR glasses while sporting them as an iPhone accessory which is greatly integrated with iOS 14, helping users read text messages hands free, get directions, popular locations and more.

It will be some time before Apple features its new operating system. If we’re to closely follow the Cupertino-based company’s pattern of releasing new software upgrades, it’s expected that it could debut in late September 2020, and be revealed at WWDC in June, 2020.

What iOS 14 features would you like to see? Check out the concept design below and let us know.



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Danica Simic
Danica Simic has been writing ever since she was a child. Before she started writing for ValueWalk she was reviewing laptops, headphones and gaming equipment as well as writing articles about astronomy and game development. Danica is a student of applied and computational physics while also studying software and data engineering. Her hobbies include reading, swimming, drawing and gaming whenever she has free time. - Email her at dsimic@valuewalk.com