iOS 14 Beta, Release date, news and features. Even if the release date for iOS 14 beta does not take place soon, given the latest major update to the iPhone operating system, iOS 13, which has just been released and offered many long-awaited features, one of which was Dark Mode, it still exists – and we are very curious what features iOS 14 beta will prepare for users.
True, Apple did not release date a gram of official information regarding iOS 14 beta. But given what was presented this time – and what technologies are expected from the iPhone 12 – we could make a reasonable assumption about what will be presented in the next big iOS update .
Some features are obvious, such as 5G support, if Apple finally decides to release the iPhone 5G, which will be able to work with next-generation telephone networks.
Other features of iOS 14 beta will require some thought to imagine what changes Apple may introduce in a new update to one of the most popular mobile operating systems.
Given that in recent years, major iOS updates will be released on September 19, the day before the new iPhone series, we assume that iOS 14 release date will be released in late September 2020. This will happen just in time for the launch of the iPhone 12, which will be the first phone on the next iOS.
Assuming Apple will follow releases from previous years, the company is likely to introduce iOS 14 beta at its annual WWDC conference – WWDC 2020, held in early May – the first beta for developers will open on the same day. The first public beta will be available in the same month, and accordingly, iterations of the public beta will follow the developer version.
COMPATIBILITY WITH iOS 14
The first information about the future operating systems Apple iOS 14 beta and iPadOS 14 beta appeared on the Web. The French site iPhoneSoft.fr has published a list of devices compatible with the new Apple OS.
According to rumors, the next version of iOS will support the same iPhone models as iOS 13, while some tablets that have received iPadOS 13 will be left without iPadOS 14.
According to iPhoneSoft.fr, iOS 14 beta will be available on the following devices:
- iPhone 12/ 12 Pro/ 12 Pro Max
- SE 2020
- 11 Pro/ 11 Pro Max/ 11;
- XS Max;
- 8 Plus;
- 7 Plus;
- 6s Plus;
- iPod touch 7.
At the same time, the source notes that the list is not final, because Apple may refuse to release updates for iPhone SE and iPhone 6s after the announcement of iPhone 9, which will be held in March.
IPhoneSoft.fr believes that iPad Air 2 and iPad mini 4 will not receive iPadOS 14 beta. The list of compatible tablets includes:
- 12.9-inch iPad Pro;
- 11-inch iPad Pro;
- 10.5-inch iPad Pro;
- 9.7-inch iPad Pro;
- 10.2-inch (7th generation);
- 9.7-inch (6th generation);
- 9.7-inch (5th generation);
- 7.9-inch mini (5th generation);
- 10.5-inch Air (3rd generation).
It is worth noting that in early 2019, the iPhoneSoft.fr website made a mistake in forecasts regarding the compatibility of devices with iOS 13. Then the publication said that iPhone SE will not receive iOS 13.
iOS 14 Leak (26/02/2020)
The popular resource 91Mobiles, which publishes various leaks, has posted a video that demonstrates the supposedly new multitasking of iOS 14.
The source claims that this is an early build of the operating system. However, in fact it is a fake.
Before us is a demonstration of the work of an ordinary tweak from Cydia called NewGridSwitcher. As follows:
It duplicates the multitasking menu from iPadOS under the small screens of smartphones. Anyone who has a jailbreak can put it.
iOS 14 UPDATE: HEARINGS
iOS 14 ENTERS 5G ERA
Perhaps this will be the easiest feature that Apple can implement in the operating system in 2020. Unfortunately, as we have already seen with other 5G phones, a similar function cannot be applied retroactively to old iPhones – connecting to 5G requires a specialized modem and a compatible processor. Only the most modern smartphones with the latest chips and modems will use 5G.
iOS 14 AND APPLE AR POINT SUPPORT
According to a report from Bloomberg, Apple plans to release AR glasses sometime in 2020 along with the iPhone 5G. Initially, they served as an accessory for the iPhone, using iOS tools, to display text messages and directions on the map, although over time they could grow to their own proprietary applications from a special store – and possibly become an independent successor to the iPhone itself.
However, before this happens, Apple AR glasses will need a leading application that will be the reason for buying glasses, similar goals are set for Google Glasses and even Snapchat Spectacles 2. Damn, even Amazon offers new Amazon Echo Frames as part of an experimental series of products.
But, given the many years of developer experience working on Apple’s ARKit, it’s not surprising that 2020 will be when we see Apple’s smart glasses, and the iOS 14 beta update should offer their support.
iOS 14: WHAT DO WE WANT TO SEE?
Nowadays, almost everyone works on their phones, including forwarding emails. So why can’t we embed links in text inside an iOS email client? Or in third-party email clients like Gmail?
This is not just a matter of convenience – link placement looks more professional. Answering customer questions or just in an effort to save space, it would be great to give the impression that we answer from the tables, and not from the phone, while sitting in a cafe.
SMART SPAM CALL FILTER4
Despite the fact that iOS 13 offered the function of detecting and blocking spam calls, it is not too smart. Silence Unknown Callers, as it is called, does just that – completely blocks any number that is not on your contact list, and then sends it to voicemail. This is a good start, but an overly serious measure that is not very useful for people whose incoming business contacts are constantly changing.