The news: Amid a global pandemic and the prevalence of bugs in iOS 13, evidence suggests iOS 14 will be a smaller ‘S’ update like iOS 12.
- Mark Gurman (84.2% accurate) first mentioned that major features could be delayed until iOS 15 in a report from November 2019
- Previously, after stability and performance got out of hand in iOS 11, Apple issued a smaller iOS 12 update that was much more stable
- iOS 13 was buggier than 11
- More recently, iOS 14 was again rumored to have a significant focus on performance
Our take: The thing right now is that we still don’t have enough info to know for sure…but based on the above evidence AND the fact that Apple employees working on iOS 14 were forced to work from home, the ‘S’ year is certainly plausible.