Apple finally releases a significant upgrade in IOS 14


Kaden Hassay, Staff Writer

IOS 14 is a huge upgrade from IOS 13. It is so far the biggest update of the year. It brings a very fresh look to the iphone making apps way more accessible and even your phone much easier to control. A brand new add on to the update is widgets. This is a customized app that allows you to add many things to your home screen or any page you desire.  The widgets include small, medium, and large size and you can add clocks, time, the date, and even your own pictures. 

Furthermore, you can also add a smart stack. This is a stack of widgets that you use the most, and this will provide easy access within your apps. There are now compact calls. Now when you get a phone call it will not take up your entire screen it will just show up as an icon. IOS 14 adds a number of new features to imessage. You can now pin conversation, you will want to pin your most important conversations because they will stay at the top of your screen. Also, you can reply directly to someone in a group conversation. With maps in IOS 14 it is much easier to navigate your way around the app, and even places you are trying to go. Apple states, “Maps editors have worked with trusted brands and partners to offer Guides for great places around the world to eat, shop, and explore.

You can save Guides, and they automatically update when new places are added, so you always have the latest recommendations.” Siri has also changed. Siri has a new look that lets you access information extremely fast. Siri will not take up your entire screen as well, it will just show up as an icon on the bottom of your screen.