iOS 14 may have a revamped home screen, widgets; smaller incoming call UI

The news: Headlining features for the next iOS update may have been revealed by L0vetodream (90.5% accurate).

  • The name will remain iOS
  • Redesigned home screen, with support for widgets and tweaked “alignment”
  • Incoming call UI doesn’t take up the whole display
  • App clips are mini-apps that will allow you to interact with a native interface instantly

Our take: These leaks appear to have originated from a source on Weibo, and it’s unclear if these are just predictions or hard intel. We’ll see in a few hours.

https://twitter.com/L0vetodream/status/1274941289943818240

iPadOS 14 may get revamped Sidecar feature, ‘enhanced hand written input’

The news: Parts of the next iPadOS update have been potentially revealed by L0vetodream (90.5% accurate).

  • Sidecar, the feature that allows you to display your Mac screen on iPad, will be redesigned
  • “Hand written input” will be “improved and enhanced”

Our take: These leaks appear to have originated from a source on Weibo, and it’s unclear if these are just predictions or hard intel. We’ll see in a few hours.

https://twitter.com/L0vetodream/status/1274930688756609024

macOS Big Sur may have redesigned UI and ‘huge’ Safari improvements

The news: The next macOS update has potentially been revealed by Lovetodream (9o.5% accurate).

  • The name this year is said to be ‘Big Sur’
  • A major UI overhaul will be happening
  • Safari is getting a “huge update”

Our take: These leaks appear to have originated from a source on Weibo, and it’s unclear if these are just predictions or hard intel. We’ll see in a few hours.

https://twitter.com/L0vetodream/status/1274927653825347586

Future AirPods to have ‘totally wireless design’

The news: In the future, AirPods will go completely wireless, according to L0vetodream (90.5% accurate).

  • The port on the bottom of AirPods will likely disappear in future versions
  • All AirPods cases currently include a Lightning connector

Our take: Cosigning rumors of next year’s totally wireless iPhone, future AirPods will likely be following the trend, too. Now that I have wireless charging, I can’t remember the last time I plugged my AirPods in with the physical charging cable.

Apple’s Magic Keyboard accessory may come to more devices

The news: The Magic Keyboard, currently compatible with iPad Pro, may be made available for other products in the future, according to L0vetodream (90.5% accurate).

Our take: Just as the Smart Keyboard debuted on iPad Pro and gradually expanded to other devices since 2015, the Magic Keyboard is its successor and better in every conceivable way.

2021 iPad Pro to feature 5G and mini-LED display

The news: Next year’s iPad Pro will be the most significant upgrade since 2018, according to L0vetodream (90.5% accurate).

  • A revamped Mini-LED display is coming to the iPad Pro sometime in the first half of 2021
  • 5G support will also be present

Our take: L0vetodream’s insanely good track record speaks for itself: this person, whomever they are, have solid intel. As 2020’s iPad Pro LiDAR upgrade was underwhelming, 2021’s should reinvigorate the line with fresh life.

Sources disagree on early ‘iPhone 13’ leaks

The news: Jon Prosser and L0vetodream (both rated above 86 percent accurate) have shared their thoughts on the purported ‘iPhone 13’ prototype that recently surfaced.

  • Jon Prosser (86.7% accurate) says the 2021 iPhone will have the same optical design as this year’s iPhone 12 (three cameras + LiDAR)
  • L0vetodream (90.5% accurate) says the camera layout is changing next year

Our take: While both sources have a solid track record established…L0vetodream has a slight edge on Prosser here. Still, and regardless, and as stated before…it’s still way too early to know how next year’s phone will actually look. I’d put both sources at 50/50 at this point in time.

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Apple’s butterfly keyboard apparently isn’t dead

The news: Even after years of relentless issues with the butterfly keyboard design and publicly shelving it, Apple is still working to fix it privately, according to L0vetodream.

  • Apple is “trying to improve on the structure” and fix it once and for all
  • Down the road, the butterfly keyboard may return

Our take: I feel like at some point it is okay to walk away from something that just didn’t work. Three or four times in a row. The whole world will be skeptical of any new keyboard mechanism that looks or sounds the same as “butterfly.”