Apple will inevitably roll out the next iteration of its mobile operating system, iOS 14, with the new iPhone 12, but an alleged leak purports to show off exactly what the operating system update will entail, with a new video showing off a slick multitasking feature.
We're currently on iOS 13 (opens in new tab), version 13.3.1 (opens in new tab), which went live in September last year, and it hasn't been without its fair share of teething pains. iPhone XR (opens in new tab) and iPhone XS (opens in new tab) users found that their handsets were running noticeably slower after the update, but thankfully there was a way around the throttling (opens in new tab).
The OS does have a multitasking feature on iPhone but it's a carousel set up, meaning you still have a limited view. What we can see in the supposed leaked iOS 14 video from 91mobiles (opens in new tab) is a set up more in line with multitasking on the iPad (opens in new tab) OS:
The video is reportedly showing off an internal build of iOS 14 with a multitasking switcher. iOS 13 also has a multitasking switcher but it's not enabled, meaning that if you jailbreak your phone, you can access the options as they exist.
Twitter leaker Ben Geskin, who has a mixed track record when it comes to leaks, confirmed that it's "not fake and not a jailbreak tweak", saying (opens in new tab) "This iPad style multitasking switcher (called Grid Switcher) on an iPhone is activated in internal settings on early iOS 14.0 internal build."
Here's that internal 'App Switcher' settings. Not a jailbreak tweak. pic.twitter.com/Ft6qvZ6NGiFebruary 23, 2020
Apple's next event is WWDC in June, where it usually unveils its next line of iPhones and the new OS, so we would expect iOS 14 to make its debut there.
However, Apple is expected to announce a new phone next month, likely the iPhone SE 2 (opens in new tab) based on what we've heard so far, that's slated for a March launch with a $399 price tag, and is perfectly poised to take on the Samsung Galaxy S10e (opens in new tab).
With iOS 13 coming up to six months old, it's unlikely that it'll be getting bumped for iOS 14 so soon, so we may have to wait until the iPhone 12 to see the new iOS and its (hopefully) much-improved features.
Source: BGR (opens in new tab)