iOS 14 next apple system 2020

iOS 14 Release Date

Based on history, iOS 14 will be officially be released in September, 2020. Prior to that date, we expect to see an official announcement previewing iOS 14 at WWDC in June.

WWDC 2020 kicks off on June 22nd and will be an entirely virtual event this year.

Following the unveiling of iOS 14, the software will be provided to developers for testing purposes, followed by Apple's public beta testing group. When beta testing has finished in the fall, iOS 14 will see a public release alongside new iPhones, provided Apple sticks to its traditional release schedule.
Home Screen

On the Apple Watch, Apple allows all of the installed apps to be viewed in a list, and a similar feature could come to the iPhone in iOS 14.

The list will allow users to see all of the apps installed on the iPhone, presumably organized alphabetically. Users will allegedly be able to set viewing filters to see app categories like recently used apps or apps with unread notifications.

iOS 14 could also offer Home screen widget options, which would allow for widgets that can be moved around freely like app icons on the Home Screen. There's little detail available on this feature at the current time, but code in iOS 14 suggests it is distinct from the widget options available in the Today section of the notification center when swiping right.
New Apps and App Tweaks

Fitness App

Apple is working on a fitness app for iPhone, Apple Watch, and Apple TV that will let users download fitness-related videos that will walk them through various workouts.

The Apple Watch will be used to track progress through workout routines, which will be displayed on iPhone, iPad, or Apple TV. There will be a variety of different workout types including indoor running, cycling, rowing, stretching, core training, strength training, outdoor walking, dance, and yoga.
New Features for Messages

Apple is testing a range of new features for iMessage, and the new functionality could be included in the iOS 14 update.

There's a new Slack-like mention system that will allow users to tag contacts with their name like @eric. In a busy group chat, this feature will make it possible to mute the conversation but receive push notifications when direct mentions are included.
Activity App

watchOS 7 will bring a Kids Mode to the Apple Watch, and iOS 14 will have a tweaked Activity app to accommodate the new mode. Rather than tracking active calories burned, the Activity app for Kids Mode will track movement time instead, a healthier metric for children.
New Augmented Reality App

Apple appears to be planning to introduce a new augmented reality app in iOS 14, which is codenamed Gobi. The app is said to allow users to "get more information about the world around them" through AR.

The app may feature integrations with Apple Stores and Starbucks, which suggests users could do something like hold up an iPhone in an Apple Store to view information about products. AR experiences would be triggered via QR code tags in the area, and there is a possibility that iBeacons or Apple's upcoming AirTags could work as triggers.

The aforementioned Apple-designed QR codes have been found inside the Gobi app, as have references to a Gobi comparison shopping feature that could let shoppers compare items. There are also signs that the Gobi app could allow for promotions or content experiences based on specific locations.