Late last month, Apple’s WWDC ‘Worldwide Developers Conference’ took place, announcing the next major software versions for its wide range of smart devices. Following the conference, iOS 14 was made available to developers, allowing them to begin prepping their applications for optimisation. Now, more casual users, who like to be on the fringe of technology, can download iOS 14, as the public beta has gone live.
iOS 14 represents a rather major update for Apple’s iPhones. This latest version includes a significant overhaul of the homescreen, with widgets now being available for use across the homescreens. Furthermore, a smart app drawer has been added, allowing for a new way of interacting with one’s installed apps.
Other additions and changes include UI improvements across the board, such as a new and revamped calling and Siri UI; picture-in-picture mode has finally arrived for iPhones; more privacy enhancements; and a new translate app.
For those who would like to try out iOS 14 early, prior to its full release some time later this year (most likely in September) the public beta is now available. In order to access the beta, users must go to Apple’s beta website HERE, register their account for beta access, and then download the beta profile, allowing them to access the latest and greatest that iOS 14 has to offer.
Of course, it is worth noting that the beta is just that – a beta, and so performance and battery issues may persist throughout. That being said, Apple’s beta releases have been relatively stable over the past few years, and so while caution is still advised, it is unlikely that any major issues will occur. The public beta is available for a wide variety of apple devices, including the iPhone, iPad, Macs and Apple Watch
To register for a beta profile, click HERE.
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