- Tram Ho
Apple has traditionally not made many changes to the main screen on iOS. The grid app layout was introduced by the first iPhone, then gradually improved and became familiar to users.
Over the years, Apple has made some noticeable changes on the home screen, like adding folders with iOS 4, redesigning the Spotlight screen (page number 0) to include Siri suggestions and widget. In 2019, it launched iPadOS 13 with a sidebar widget located on the first page of the home screen.
On the upcoming iOS 14, instead of displaying application icons in a grid, there will be a new page or a new mode for users to search for apps in a top-down scrolling list. These changes are not really “redesigning,” but rather an addition to what we already have. Perhaps Apple will integrate a button to switch between layouts (similar to the switch to list layout on Apple Watch), or simply allow users to swipe to a new page on Home screen to display the application list.
If you still haven’t figured out what the list layout is like, the following mockup, by a designer named Parker Ortolani, will give you a glimpse of the upcoming changes on the home screen. of iOS 14.
According to this mockup, users will be able to switch between list modes to see all apps from AZ, sort apps by last used time, and show only apps with notifications. Italy. The Spotlight search box is always on screen to help users filter the list as quickly as possible. Ortolani also describes the directory in a list, expandable to see the applications inside.
It can be found that the main screen with a page dedicated to unread notifications will be useful. Page 9to5Mac once reported that the list layout on iOS 14 will be a combination of the alphabetical list of installed apps and Siri suggestions. In Ortolani’s mockup, you can see the recommended Workout app based on the user’s current location, represented by a darker background color than other apps.
Another mockup, made by iSpazio.net, is also based on 9to5Mac’s newsletter, but feels more like watchOS: at the top of the screen there’s a mode switch. Users can touch the list icon or grid icon to switch the main screen to the corresponding layout.
iSpazio also envisions Apple making the list of applications more useful by providing a summary line below the name of each application, so that users know what is waiting for them in the application. . For example, the Messages app has the words “2 new Messages to read” (there are 2 new messages to read), the Calendar app displays the next upcoming event, and the Photos app prompts the user to open it. out and review interesting moments (Moments). These features can be enabled through the iOS 14 extensions for Siri suggestions and notification APIs.
Concerning iOS 14, the internal source code of this operating system indicates that Apple may introduce environmental noise alert, a new feature related to wallpapers, new features for HomeKit including Night Shift for smart lights, a new augmented reality application, and more. Ortolani has a lot of mockups of these features on his Twitter , you can check it out to see what iOS 14 might look like upon launch.
As expected, iOS 14 will be announced in June at WWDC 2020, along with previews of major operating systems developed by Apple such as watchOS 7 and macOS 10.16.
However, because of the COVID-19 pandemic, many technology meetings and conferences have been canceled, and Apple is likely not to host WWDC this year but instead to go online – of course the company still Not yet confirmed his plans. It is possible that the company will only hold a small-scale press event in June to announce new operating systems such as iOS 14, and WWDC developer seminars will be livestreamed on the internet.
Source : Genk