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iOS 14: Every leak and rumor

Jun 17, 2020

iOS 14: Every leak and rumor

Here’s every leak and rumor we’ve heard about iOS 14 so far, ahead of its unveil on Monday, June 22 at WWDC 2020.


100% confirmed

From leaker DongleBookPro:

  • Redesigned wallpaper UI with support for 3rd-party wallpapers
The only real iOS 14 UI we’ve seen so far

More than 80% likely

From 9to5Mac (85.8% accurate):

New AR app

Gobi icon, courtesy of Josh Constine
  • Provides real-world AR experiences
  • Apple Store and Starbucks integration
  • Experiences start by scanning QR code

HomeKit

  • Night Shift for lights: “ability to automatically adjust light color temperature throughout the day”
  • Face recognition for HomeKit Secure Video
  • Notifications based on who is recognized
  • “New permanent audio output option for Apple TV”

Home Screen List View

  • Unread notifications sorting
  • Recently used sorting
  • Siri smart suggestions

Accessibility

Left: the purported Control Center toggle for noise detection
  • Alarms, sirens, crying babies and more can alert iPhone users with hearing loss
  • Camera can detect hand gestures
  • New audio accommodations for improved EarPods/AirPods tuning
  • Run on-device audiogram

Wallpaper

  • New organizational categories: “Earth & Moon” & “Flowers”
  • 3rd party wallpaper integration
  • CarPlay home screen support

Apple Maps

  • More details about Apple Stores:
    • “Hardware repair availability”
    • Check Genius Bar availability
    • Show if store offers trade-in credit
  • New highlights for:
    • Couples’ seating
    • Child discount
    • Private rooms
    • IMAX movie theaters

Find My

  • Alert if someone doesn’t arrive somewhere as expected
  • Also notifications if someone leaves somewhere early
  • “Headset mode”
  • “AR mode” to find items more easily

CarKey

CarKey UI, courtesy of DongleBookPro
  • Apple working with BMW as partner
  • Two versions:
    • Passive unlock via iPhone in pocket
    • Place iPhone near the vehicle

Miscellaneous

  • Clips allow for instant apps that are accessed via QR code
  • #shotoniphone challenges integrated in Photos app
  • Apple Pay to support AliPay
  • Safari getting native translation option,
    • Processed by neural engine
    • Works inside other apps like App Store

From MacRumors (83.3% accurate):

Messages

Mockup: Group chat typing indicator
  • Ability to @mention someone
  • Retract sent messages
  • Group chat typing indicator
  • Mark messages as unread
  • /me status updates

New Fitness app

  • Called “fit” or “fitness”
  • Works on all platforms (iOS -> tvOS)
  • Apple Watch is used to track progress
  • Free (no in-app purchases)
  • Activities include: “indoor running, cycling, rowing, stretching, core training, strength training, outdoor walking, dance, and yoga”

Miscellaneous

  • 3rd-party “custom voice synthesizers” to replace Siri’s voice

Less than 50% likely

From The Verifier (42.5% accurate):

Redesigned home screen

  • Widgets next to apps
  • Side widgets screen will disappear in future iOS versions
  • Live icon animations (ex. Weather shows temperature)
  • List view coming similar to watchOS

Messages

  • Set conversation backgrounds
  • More Memoji options

Siri

  • Updated design
  • New voices
  • Deeper integration in iOS
  • Less queries resulting in ‘I found this on the web’

Miscellaneous

  • AR FaceTime game
  • Supports same devices as iOS 13

From Max Weinbach (37.5% accurate):

  • “Mainly a stability update”
  • “New designs and graphics”
  • Updated incoming phone call UI