New in iOS 14: desktop list, features for the deaf and payment by QR

Reliable leaks about new Apple products are not so rare as unobvious. After all, it’s not enough just to find out some information, you also need to manage to separate the grains from the chaff and recognize something true among the tons of fakes, which is not always possible. Nevertheless, from time to time there are such leaks, the reliability of which there is no doubt, despite the fact that it is rather difficult to believe that Apple, in principle, was able to allow the dissemination of this kind of information. iOS 14, before the release of which is still about six months away, is a real example of this.

Features for the deaf in iOS

IOS 14 will feature a function for detecting high-frequency sounds like fire sirens and alarms

In iOS 14, Apple will expand the capabilities of the Universal Access mode, designed to facilitate the use of branded devices by people with disabilities by introducing the recognition of fire alarms, alarms, knocking on the door, the sound of a doorbell and even crying children. Compatible iPhone models will be able to transform them into tactile feedback, warning users with hearing impairment of potential dangers. This innovation can be very useful in critical situations, for example, during a fire, the notification of which some users who do not perceive high-frequency sounds may not hear the corny.

Change Wallpaper on Background

Previously, iOS wallpapers were piled up, and in iOS 14 they will begin to be grouped

So far, Apple has not paid any attention to the grouping of wallpapers in iOS, placing them all in one settings section. However, in iOS 14, the company decided to divide them into several categories and, obviously, increase their number to give users the opportunity to more effectively select a specific image, rather than flipping through all the pictures and finding the right one among them. In addition, the update code contains references to the mechanism for adding third-party wallpapers in iOS. However, it is difficult to say exactly how this will be implemented. Perhaps Apple will simply allow storing background images in a special settings section, and not in the Photos application, as it was before.



How to send a photo for “Taken on iPhone”

Apple will allow you to send photos to the contest

The “Shot on iPhone” campaign, in which Apple selects the best shots taken on the iPhone, has long been one of the industry’s most famous phenomena. As a result, even many manufacturers began to copy it, launching similar projects like ShotOnGalaxy or ShotOnXiaomi, but these programs did not get much success among users. Only the Apple initiative is still alive and well. Therefore, Cupertino decided to ease the task of collecting photos from the participants of the contest by introducing a built-in tool for sending pictures in iOS 14. This will not only allow you to no longer scour the social networks in search of beautiful personnel, but also at the same time register a disclaimer in the conditions of use of the service.

Pay by QR via Apple Pay

Alipay support will likely allow you to pay by QR through Apple Pay

We all know that Apple Pay is about contactless payment, but no one said that it is possible only through NFC. The iOS 14 code confirmed that with the release of the update, the proprietary payment service Apple will receive support for the Alipay payment system. There are no direct indications that users will be able to pay for purchases through QR codes, however, in China, transactions are carried out in this way. The buyer simply generates a personal QR-code in the application, which shows the cashier, and the cashier scans it and debits the money from the account in this way. If QR Pay does appear on Apple Pay, it will be a real revolution.

IOS desktop list

The desktop in iOS 14 will change and get a list mode

Despite the fact that iOS is about to turn 15 years old, during this time Apple has never changed the concept of desktops that have existed in this form since the first build of iPhoneOS. Cupertino immediately decided that they would not make the desktop in the usual sense for most users with clock widgets, calendar and other gadgets, but immediately placed application icons on the screen. As a result, it was this variation that became the reference, but in iOS 14 Apple decided to finalize it by adding the ability to display programs in a list so that you can see all installed software at once. It will be difficult to say whether this will be convenient from a practical point of view, but once they decided in Cupertino, it means that someone really needs it.