iOS 14 release date: Expanded multitasking support and notification customization are eyed for the next software update
There are still a few more months for tech fans to speculate on the new features and improvements that Apple would introduce through the iOS 14. When it comes to tech wish lists, the possibilities are endless. However, it is impossible for every suggestion to be adopted at once, no matter how good the ideas are of avid iOS users.
Apple fans hope iOS 14 will include more multitasking support
One of the biggest announcements Apple had in 2019 was the launching of iPad OS. While it is still basically anchored on the iOS software, it has exclusive features designed for Apple’s tablets running on iOS 13, like the new Split View function. It lets iPad users maximize the bigger display size by allowing them to open different windows simultaneously, whether it is of the same application or not.
This feature is simply called Split Screen on many Android devices, and it has been available even on smartphones for some years now. Since Apple already introduced the Split View on iPadOS, it is not a stretch to hope for it to launch on the iOS 14, too.
iOS 14 features: Will Apple finally expand the notification options?
At this point in the iOS lifespan, notification settings and customization options are still quite limited. So it is understandable why most iOS 14 wish lists are mentioning these as some of the hoped-for features this year.
The iOS notification center has changed so much over the years, but it still lacks many features that should have already been added by now. As a comparison, later versions of Android have been allowing users to choose what kinds of notification alerts they want for every app and choose from several levels of importance. For example, the highest level setting will have sound, vibration, and pop-up notifications. Lower levels will either remove just the pop-ups or all of the three alert options.
The point is it is not impossible to have this level of customization, as evidenced by Android’s features. Apple might want to consider making it available on iOS 14 once it launches in fall. The next iOS is likely getting unveiled in June, but will only be fully released along with the new iPhones later this year.