Tuesday, June 23, 2020

iOS 14 and iPadOS 14 Announced

Apple (also: TidBITS, MacRumors, MacStories):

iPadOS 14 introduces an all-new compact design for incoming FaceTime and phone calls, Siri interactions, and Search to help users stay focused on the task at hand. Apps have new sidebars and toolbars that consolidate controls in one place, making them more streamlined and powerful than ever. New Apple Pencil features, including Scribble for iPad, deliver a whole new way to work with handwritten notes, and ARKit 4 delivers a brand new Depth API that allows developers to create even more powerful features in their apps.

Juli Clover:

In iOS and iPadOS 14, users will be able to set a third-party app as the default mail or browser app for the first time, a major change that iOS users have been wanting for years now.

Note that third-party browser apps still need to use the system WebKit framework. They’re not allowed to use a custom Web rendering or JavaScript engine.


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It's a start, but I think I would've cared more about default weather, calendar, etc. I'm also annoyed third-party apps still can't do what Clock and Calendar does, namely provide a dynamic custom icon.

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