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iOS 14: see the main news for the iPhone system

IOS 14, the iPhones operating system, brings a more dynamic and smarter home screen, with widgets and an app library

IOS 14, the iPhones operating system, brings a more dynamic and smarter home screen, with widgets and an app library

THE Apple announced on Monday, 22, the new generation of operating systems of the iPhone, Apple Watch, iPad and Mac at the company's developer conference, the WWDC. In place of the public present at Apple Park (the company's headquarters in Cupertino, Calif.), The news was presented virtually on videos recorded at the site, as a security measure by the new coronavirus.

IOS 14, the name of the next iPhone system, will have a new Home screen, now more dynamic and intelligent. Specific buttons, called widgets, can be fixed in different sizes and a library reduces the clutter of applications with smart folders, a solution similar to Google's competitor, Android.

Another novelty is App Clips, a feature that allows you to download parts of applications quickly and lightly. For example, it will be possible to rent a bicycle without downloading the full app from the transportation company by application and without wasting time on registration, just using iCloud credentials and Apple Pay. The function will be activated by means of a specific code or QR, proximity device or link on the web.

Apple's idea that its voice assistant, Siri, is also less invasive on iOS 14. When triggering the assistant, a icon appears at the bottom of the screen, without taking up all the space, as it currently does. The responses coming from artificial intelligence will also turn that way. The same compact look occurs for phone calls. And, on the less plus line, thumbnails of videos and video calls can be played in corners of the screen, allowing simultaneously to watch the content and make notes in a notepad, for example.

Apple announced the arrival of a native translation application, which can be a competitor for both heavyweights and Google Translate. The app can be accessed without internet connection, which can be a hand in travel. At launch, the app will support 11 languages, including Brazilian Portuguese.

The company's navigation application, Maps, continues to be enhanced with new features, such as bicycle routes and stops for recharging electric cars, but they seem to be far from reaching Brazil. IMessage (or Messages, in Portuguese), a native messaging application of the system that is very popular in the United States, brings more variations of memojis, animated emojis created from the user's face and features. In CarPlay (the company's operating system for cars), iPhones and Apple Watch can replace keys and open vehicles.

Apple Watch help wash your hands

In times of a pandemic, the company has also created a way to detect when the user is washing their hands: through the sound of water and wrist movements, the Apple Watch automatically activates a 20-second counter to encourage the user to continue cleaning properly. Reminders will also be sent regularly.

Next Apple Watch system will bring functions to monitor sleep, help wash hands and register new exercises

Next Apple Watch system will bring functions to monitor sleep, help wash hands and register new exercises

Apple's watches will finally be able to monitor sleep, pointing the user to bedtime, silencing notifications and dimming the screen. The next day, statistics will be available to measure sleep quality. Continuing to expand the health functions, new exercises were added to the clock, such as cooling down, functional strength training and dancing.

iPad wants to walk with its own legs

IPadOS continues the process of disconnecting from iOS and being a system with its own functions. Now, with Apple's own digital pen, it will be possible to write in cursive and transform it into block letters. In addition, the system features universal search and sidebars in applications such as Photos and Music.

New looks for the Mac line

Before announcing that it will produce its own chips for Macs, Apple unveiled the new operating system in the computer line. MacOS Big Sur, as called the 11th version of the system, brings a redesign that brings the Mac line even closer to iOS. Safari, the system's default browser, has been refined and, according to Apple, up to 50 times faster than competitor Google Chrome when opening pages.

MacOS Big Sur brings a redesign of the system, more like iOS

MacOS Big Sur brings a redesign of the system, more like iOS

IOS 14 will be available on all iPhones 6 or 6S and higher models, the same devices that already supported iOS 13. WatchOS will be available for Apple Watch Series 3 onwards, while iPad on Air 2 model onwards will be able to enjoy the new system. All updates will be free.