The adoption of the mobile operating systems iOS 14, for Apple iPhones, and iPadOS 14, for iPads, reached 90 percent of users just seven months after their launch.
Apple introduced iOS 14 in September 2020 and at the beginning of March, this version was already installed in 80 percent of all iPhones in the world, reaching 86 percent in devices launched in the last four years.
System adoption continues to advance and now, based on trend data collected by Mixpanel TrendsOn April 5, this system was installed in almost 90 percent of the computer giant’s mobile devices.
The previous version of the system, iOS 13, is installed in more than 5 percent of the company’s mobiles, while the previous versions are still present in almost 5 percent of the fleet of devices.
This data also includes the operating system for tablets, iPadOS 14, which according to the March data distributed by the company of the bitten apple was already present in 70 percent of iPads and 84 percent of devices of this type that are released in the last four years.
iOS 14 includes the app Library or Application Library, a space where Apple apps are automatically organized by categories. It is a new way to organize and interact with applications. Also noteworthy are the new widgets that were redesigned to more easily consult information about apps and functionalities, such as Weather, Clock, Calendar, Maps, Fitness, Photos and Reminders, among others. They also come in different sizes and stacks of up to 10 widgets can be created to make the most of home page space.
The user interface is more compact: incoming call notifications are displayed as a banner instead of taking up the full screen; you can continue enjoying a video or continue with a FaceTime call while using another app thanks to picture-in-picture and you can use Search to start all queries from one place.
Also added more memojis, you can pin conversations, make mentions in group chats and send direct responses. There’s voice and text translation, Maps enhancements, and In-Home automation tips for smart homes.
Regarding privacy, now the App Store shows a summary of the practices of each app before downloading it. Developers report their privacy practices, such as the data they collect and use for cross-company tracking, in a simple, easy-to-understand format.
On the other hand, developers must obtain authorization from the user before doing a follow-up. You can see which apps have been granted permission in Settings and change the preferences if desired.
Access restrictions were also added. Now, if an app wants to access the photos, the user can choose to share the entire gallery or just some images. A recording indicator has also been enabled: both in the app and in the Control Center, when an app is using the microphone or the camera, an icon is lit to show this.