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iOS 14 release date, new features: Apple adds 5G support on mobile devices in June 2020?

From the Guided Tour promo video of iPhone XS and iPhone XR. | Photo by Apple/YouTube screenshot

It has only been months since the iOS 13 was announced and fully released, but it is understandable if some Apple fans are already looking forward to the launch of iOS 14. The company has been keeping a consistent schedule when it comes to iOS announcements, beta tests, and official launch, making it quite easy to predict when its next mobile OS version will be available.

iOS 14 release date: Apple likely keeps announcement schedule

For several years now, Apple has been announcing new versions of iOS in the month of June. This is not surprising because the company is holding its Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) annually during this month. The week-long event focuses on the software products Apple offers through its devices and computers, and that explains why it is the best time of the year to announce iOS 14.

Like other tech companies, Apple has an annual cycle of announcements and unveiling events. It is then safe to expect that the iOS 14 would be announced at the WWDC 2020. In the previous years, the conference is held in the first week of June. So Apple may open the summer with the preview of the next iOS and other updates on its operating systems such as macOS, watchOS, and tvOS.

The beta versions of previous iOS updates were immediately accessible to developers after the announcement. But it would take a few more months before Apple offers it for public beta. Meanwhile, a new iOS goes live for everyone near the retail release of the new iPhones. Fans can expect the same strategy for iOS 14.

iOS 14 new features: Next mobile OS focuses on 5G connectivity?

The most talked-about feature that debuted on iOS 13 was the system-wide Dark Mode allowing iPhone and iPad users to use their devices in a night-friendly display setting. For this year’s new iOS, Apple went all-out in upgrading the stock Photos app and introducing new functions in the native photo and video editing features.

It is now being speculated that Apple might focus on designing new features for iOS 14 that would maximize 5G connection. This is not far-fetched, considering that 5G is expected to become more widespread in 2020 across several regions.

By Jess Ferrera
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