Apple had a big iPhone surprise at its Apple event on Tuesday.
No, not the new iPhone 12. We’ll have to wait a little longer for that. But Apple CEO Tim Cook dropped what will be open to the public on Wednesday September 16.
iOS 14, which Tim Cook calls a “huge release that will change the core iPhone experience,” is actually changing the way you use iPhone.
iPhone users can place widgets on the home screen alongside their favorite apps. Apple’s new app library automatically organizes apps into categories like “Social”, “Productivity”, “Entertainment” and more.
During the Apple event, Cook also mentioned App Clips, a new feature that allows users to quickly access parts of an app without having to open or even download the full application.
iOS 14 isn’t the only Apple operating system update released tomorrow, either. Cook also announced that iPadOS 14, watchOS 7 and tvOS 14 will also be available for download.
iPadOS 14 brings some Apple Pencil updates as well as other general improvements for the iPad. With watchOS 7, your Apple Watch is getting a new sleep app, hand washing detection as well as new watch faces and fitness functions. For the Apple TV user, tvOS 14 offers AirPod audio sharing, Apple Music lyrics, and camera feed integration with HomeKit. and more.
It was previously unclear whether the new iOS would be delayed along with the launch of the iPhone 12. Now we know that tomorrow you can download iOS 14 and the other operating system updates from Apple.