iOS 14 is the fourteen and current major release of the iOS mobile operating system, for iPod Touch and iPhone lines developed by Apple.Inc. On June 22, 2020, it announced at the company’s Apple Worldwide Developers Conference as the successor to iOS 13. On June 22, 2020, the first developer beta released. On July 9, 2020, the first public beta released. On September 16, 2020, it officially released.
Systems Features – App Clips, CarPlay, Car keys, Home screen, Widgets, App Library, Compact UI, Search and Siri.
Privacy – App Store, Notifications for the microphone, camera, clipboard usage, Restricted access to Apple ID for Advertisers, Wi-Fi MAC address randomization, and local network restriction.
Security – ARKit 4, MagSafe.
Latest Update iOS 14 –
User Data –
A Reddit user shared how iOS 14 might be keeping user data even after removing specific data-gathering apps app. Once the app is re-installed, he found user data stored on local Keychain and used again. After deleting and then installing the 9gag app, the discovery was made. The store data still stays even if sync with the iCloud Keychain is not done. The factory reset has to be performed to get rid of it. The iCloud Keychain can transfer data into the device again when backup restore. It would be better if Apple completely wipes out user data.
iOS Update –
There are fear and uncertainty over what Apple Inc.’s iOS update will have on their bottom lines. There are privacy changes in the update, which allows for not sharing data or tracking it. According to Apple, the global pandemic is improving, and they are hoping that sales revenue will increase in 2021. According to Unity Chief Financial Officer in 2021, IDFA changes to reduce its annual income by about $30 million.
iOS 14 advertisement could be seen on Google, TikTok, Clubhouse, and Triller. Facebook will face the most prominent losses missing out on up to $5 billion a year in advertising. Facebook and Apple are not on good terms. Facebook is not happy about the iSo14 update. Now Facebook is planning for an antitrust lawsuit against Apple.