Buggy iOS 13 made Apple rethink how it develops software

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Buggy iOS 13 made Apple rethink how it develops software
Apple has learned some lessons from iOS 13.
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The challenges Apple has experienced with buggy iOS 13 is causing it to rethink the way it builds and tests operating systems, starting with iOS 14.

According to Bloomberg, software boss Craig Federighi recently announced the changes at a “kickoff” meeting. The new approach will make it easier for testers to be able to switch on and off new features. This is so they can better work out how the features independently impact software functionality.

It’s not too early to dream of these iOS 14 features

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Split View on iPhone in iOS 14
An artist proposal for iOS 14 is a wishlist of great ideas, like bringing Split View to iPhone.
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iOS 13 is still almost brand new, but some people are already looking ahead to the next version. An iOS 14 concept video is packed with suggestions likely to catch the eye of iPhone users, including support for multiple accounts, user-defined default applications, and far more.

Watch the concept video now:

iOS 14 concept brings Split View to iPhone

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iOS 124 with Sprit View concept
A concept video shows an iPhone with iPadOS’ Dock and Split View.
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A new proposal imagines iPhones running next year’s iOS 14 able to display two applications side-by-side. Split View would enable users to, for example, look at a webpage while writing an email, and drag-and-drop items between them.

Watch a concept video of iPhone multitasking in action now: