Craig Federighi Explains Why iPadOS 14 Won’t Let Us Place Widgets Anywhere On The Home Screen
Apple’s announcement of iOS 14 brought with it the long-awaited inclusion of widgets that can be placed anywhere on the Home screen, similar to the implementation on Android devices.
It was assumed that iPadOS 14 would get the same deal, but that isn’t the case. And while some pondered whether that was a bug, Apple’s software head, Craig Federighi has confirmed that isn’t the case at all.
Speaking on MKBHd’s podcast, Federighi said that Apple is happy with how things are right now although there is always the chance that things will change in the future.
Whether over time we want to let you push that further, letting you move widgets out of their designated spot beside the app icons or not, we’ll see. But we felt like we had a great balanced solution for this already.
It’s the thought of most people who have tried iPadOS 14 already that widgets should be allowed to be moved wherever the user wants, just the same as iOS 14. It arguably makes more sense on the iPad thanks to the larger screen but Federighi seems happy with the current implementation.
This excuse from Craig Federighi for why the iPad won’t let you put widgets where you want them on the home screen in iPadOS 14 is nonsensical. (via @MKBHD’s podcast and @9to5Mac)