“Since these were found in the internal build, there’s no way to confirm if these features will ever ship with the stable build”
iOS 14 is expected to debut at the Apple’s Worldwide Developer Conference (WWDC) 2020 in June and is tipped to bring few significant improvements. Now, new details about the upcoming operating system surfaced online, courtesy of 9to5Mac. Since these features were found in the internal build, there’s no way to confirm if these will ever ship with the stable build.
The iOS 14 will get a new home screen list view that apparently will allow you to find and filter through apps easily. While this is a major revamp from the grid list, it isn’t clear where the screen will appear. Apple is said to be working on a new AR application that will let you use your phone’s camera to point at objects in the real world and get more information presented on the display. For instance, it can surface pricing and product features at an Apple store. The Cupertino giant is working with Starbucks for the feature.
Moreover, third-party apps will be able to integrate wallpapers in the wallpapers section of the System Settings. HomeKit to get the ability to change the colour temperature of lights throughout the day to match the time of the day. It will bring a new accessibility feature to let phones identify sounds like alarms, doorbells and others for users with hearing disability. iOS 14 is also said to bring system-wide cursor support. The pointer will disappear automatically after a few seconds of being inactive and will include multiple pointers depending on what is being hovered over.
Moving on to the hardware side of things, Apple Watch will get the ability to detect blood-oxygen levels in the future, as discovered in the iOS 14 code snippets. When Apple Watch detects low blood oxygen saturation below a certain threshold, a notification will be pushed to alert user similar to current heart rate notifications. It isn’t clear if the feature would require specific hardware or can be rolled out to previous-gen watches through watchOS 7 update.