Apple kicked off its first-ever online-only WWDC 2020 with the announcement of iOS 14, the next major software version for the iPhone. The first major change coming with iOS 14 is to the home screen. Apple is now bringing more customisability to the home screen than ever before with features like App Library, Widgets, Picture-in-Picture, and more.
App Library is a brand new feature that automatically organises your apps into groups. Instead of all your apps laid out on the home screen, App Library will group together apps such as games from Apple Arcade and will store them under the Arcade folder. You can also hide apps in the main home screen and browse through apps organised in a category in an app drawer-like way.
Widgets has been updated to be more information-rich now. Not only do widgets look different in the Today View, varying in different shapes, but they can now be dragged to the home screen as well. You can add widgets for the weather, Apple Music and so on in between apps in the home screen.
iOS 14 also brings system-wide picture-in-picture, which will keep a video hovering over another app that you’re working on. For example, you can minimise a video on Apple TV and have it hover over Safari, so you can browse the internet and watch the video at the same time.
Siri has also been updated with a brand new design. Instead of taking over the whole screen, the Siri icon will pop up on the bottom of whatever app you’re on and will quickly bring up anything you have commanded.