Apple has confirmed that the new iOS 14 will give iPhones a new home screen and will chuck Intel chips to use its own Apple chips. At the WWDC 2020 keynote on Monday, the tech giant dropped new teases for the new software, highlighting its use of Apple-made chips instead of Intel.

In a pre-recorded video filmed at Apple’s campus, Apple CEO Tim Cook announced that the new software for iPhones, iPads, Macs, Apple TV, and Apple Watch will include a redesigned home screen for Apple devices, new updates, and new lightweight software programs called “App Clips.” Apple also confirmed that all future Macs, including the one to hit the market later this 2020, will use Apple instead of Intel chips.

The iOS 14 will give Apple devices the ability to set default email and browser apps like never before. With this latest version of the iPhone OS, iPhone users can pin their widgets such as calendars and maps on the home screen. They can also add new widgets from the gallery, including one that uses artificial intelligence to predict which data the user wants to see. This will be a huge change to the iOS home screen, which previously only included apps.

The new OS will also feature the App Library that automatically organizes apps and widgets. Aside from widgets that are customized for work, travel, entertainment, sports, and other areas of interest, iOS 14 will also introduce a new widget that will allow users to delete entire pages of apps or see similar apps in just one tap. Other features of the iOS 14 will include mentions in the Messages app and Memoji features, including an avatar wearing a face mask. It will also feature a new interface for group texts that will enable users to pin important threads to the top of the app.

“iOS 14 transforms the most iconic elements of the iPhone experience, starting with the biggest update we’ve ever made to the home screen,” said Apple’s senior vice president for Software Engineering, Craig Federighi. “With beautifully redesigned widgets on the home screen, the App Library that automatically organizes all of your apps, and App Clips that are fast and easy to discover, iPhone becomes even more powerful and easier to use,” he added.

IN PHOTO: Apple Chief Executive Tim Cook speaks during the Apple Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) 2013. REUTERS/Stephen Lam

© 2023 Latin Times. All rights reserved. Do not reproduce without permission.