Yesterday Apple, as planned, released the final versions of its new operating systems: iOS 14, iPadOS 14, tvOS 14, and watchOS 7.

At its September 15 presentation, Apple announced that new iOS, iPadOS, tvOS, and watchOS would be released the next day. It was a big surprise to developers because they usually have several weeks to prepare before the release. This year, the new iOS even outstripped the new generation of iPhones.

Interestingly, Apple started distributing updates a couple of hours later than usual, causing much anxiety, and many media resources rushed to report that Apple didn't release the update. But Cupertino's company kept its word.

iOS 14 can be installed on all iPhones, starting with iPhone 6S.

iOS 14 introduces new widgets, which present timely information at a glance and can be added in different sizes on any Home Screen page. Users can choose a Smart Stack of widgets. For example, users might see the News widget in the morning, Calendar events during the day, and their Fitness summary in the evening.

Widgets in Apple iOS 14
Widgets are beautifully redesigned in iOS 14 | Image: Apple

Also, iOS 14 has a new App Library with the function of automatically sorting applications into folders and directories, system-wide support for picture-in-picture mode for simultaneous video playback, and launching applications. Finally, iPhone users can watch a video or make a FaceTime call while using another app.

Apple iOS 14 compact design
iOS 14 delivers an all-new compact design | Image: Apple

Another notable innovation in iOS 14 is App Clips, which can be accessed by scanning a new Apple-designed App Clip code, NFC tags, QR codes, or shared in Messages or Safari. App Clips is a small part of an app designed to be discovered the moment it is needed. App Clips will help complete a specific task, such as ordering takeout or filling up the car with gas.

Apple App Clips
App Clips are now fast and easy to discover | Image: Apple

iPadOS 14 brings all the innovations of iOS 14. The design of the application interface has been redesigned for the large tablet screen.

watchOS 7 adds more watch faces, the ability to share customized watch faces, sleep tracking, and a handwash timer. tvOS 14 brings support for 4K YouTube videos.

Still, it wasn't announced when macOS 11 Big Sur will be released.