The redesigned widget, APP repository, Apple App app app… There is no iPhone 12 at Apple’s launch this week, but the official version of IOS 14 will meet you in advance. The most obvious change of this big version is the redesigned small components and app resource library. The idea is that Android has existed for a long time. However, just like many “late” functions, apple always likes to “catch up with the latter”. The unified software and hardware ecology is its great advantage. Of course, there are also some functions that should have been available for a long time. This time, it is just a supplement. < / P > < p > first, let’s talk about the widget. Previously, the IOS widget could only be displayed on the negative screen, but now it can be put on the main screen. It is also more abundant in form, with various sizes, and the information on it can change dynamically. Small components of the same size can be stacked together to support sliding switching. Apple also provides a “smart stack” widget that automatically displays the appropriate widget based on the scene (time, place, schedule, etc.). < / P > < p > at present, the app store already has an app zone that supports IOS 14 widgets. It is expected that more app adaptations will be available soon. The widget or widget has been on Android for a long time. It allows users to view the information in the app and perform some shortcut operations without opening the app. However, the display of Android widgets is not flexible, and there seems to be no change after several years of development. < p > < p > there are several advantages for apple to do this: first, the interface is unified and convenient to adapt; second, it is rich in forms, which may lead to some new uses, such as stacking the small components of maps, taxi applications and public comments; third, Apple’s small components are really good-looking, and it’s not impossible to put them on the desktop as a decoration. < / P > < p > the second obvious change in IOS 14 is the app repository, which is actually an application drawer similar to Android, which can “hide” some rarely used applications without putting them on the desktop. Apple has also done intelligent grouping, but localization is not very good, and individual app classification is not accurate. Now you can put the commonly used applications on the desktop more freely, and the others will be left in the resource library on the right of the last page, which will facilitate the desktop sorting to a certain extent. < p > < p > a minor big update on IOS 14 is an apple version of the app, which is officially translated as light app. It is similar to the wechat applet, which can use some functions without downloading the complete app. The access to the entrance is slightly different. In addition to the identification code specially designed by apple, it can also be opened through NFC, information, map and safari. < / P > < p > the potential way is NFC, because Apple has the advantage of hardware coverage. If the offline scene can have enough traffic, in the future, you only need to take the iPhone close to the NFC tag to open the corresponding service. In fact, it is more direct than scanning the code, and it is convenient for children and the elderly. The development of light app in the domestic offline scene depends on the promotion in the future. Just like apple pay, it will face the first mover advantage of wechat. < p > < p > Apple has always been very concerned about privacy, and this time IOS 14 is no exception. There has been a storm about the clipboard reminder. When an application reads the user’s clipboard, the system will display it at the top of the screen to “expose” the behavior of some applications. On this issue, we can’t just consider it from the perspective of privacy. Some of the purpose of clipboard reading is to improve the experience. For specific discussion, please refer to the article I wrote earlier. < / P > < p > there are still many privacy protection measures in IOS 14. When the application calls the camera, the green indicator will be displayed in the upper right corner, and the yellow indicator will be displayed when calling the microphone. This is not only feedback on the user’s operation behavior, but also can remind the user whether his privacy has been violated. The function is not difficult to do, but the idea is praiseworthy. < / P > < p > there are more options for obtaining permission, which can select whether to obtain the permission of one photo or all photos. When obtaining the location, you can obtain the approximate position or precise position. And safari’s privacy report. < / P > < p > airpods is Apple’s most successful new product line in recent years. Although there are only two main models (the first generation and the second generation have little change in shape), apple still gives them a value through firmware update this time. One is the “spatial audio” of airpods pro, which can provide a surround sound experience similar to cinema, which is the so-called spatial sense. When the head is rotated, the “head tracking” can be realized. The virtual sound field will be dynamically adjusted, and you can feel that the sound is still emitted from the position of the mobile phone. < / P > < p > the second is “automatic switching of equipment”. This function is less concerned, but it has a greater practical effect at present. It supports airpods pro and the second generation of airpods. It will automatically identify which device you need to use headphones (such as making phone calls, listening to music, watching videos), and then automatically switch. In fact, airpods can switch quickly enough compared with other TWS headphones, but after this update, you don’t need to switch manually in most cases. < / P > < p > in IOS 14, you can set some third-party software as the default application, and currently supports email and browser. Although compared with Android, it is still not open enough, but I think this is just the beginning, “limited freedom is the real freedom”. This sentence is too suitable to describe Apple ecology. < / P > < p > the advantage of Apple’s opening default applications is that the transfer between applications is very convenient. For example, third-party browsers will get the same jump experience as Safari before, fast and accurate. It is similar to other applications, because this is the advantage of Apple’s closed system. It will provide strict specifications for third-party applications to achieve unified management, but it was not open before. < / P > < p > the remaining functions are complemented and optimized. For example, the interface of Siri calls out does not occupy the full screen, the iPhone video call and video playback support picture in picture, and card call. They are all in the same category. The screen utilization rate is higher, but it is still worse than Android. If you are interested, please go to my previous discussion on split screen and small window mode of mobile phones. Let’s talk about several major updates to IOS 14. Of course, this is not all. We just picked out the parts that are worth paying attention to, and others are up to you to discover. If you don’t see the iPhone 12, you can at least find some surprises in IOS 14. Global Tech