Apple is very likely to announce iOS 14 during its annual WWDC event in June. It always announces the new, big releases of its iOS software during the event, allowing developers to then spend the summer working on their apps. But we might just have seen it for the first time, and it has a new app switcher in tow.
Leaker Ben Geskin, in collaboration with 91mobiles, has shared photos and a video of what is claimed to be an iPhone 11 Pro Max running the unreleased, unannounced software. Unfortunately, we don’t get to see a great deal, although we do see the application switcher.
What makes that interesting is the fact that it looks like the iPad’s app switcher, rather than the one we’re more familiar with on the iPhone. That initially led many to point to the fact that there is already a jailbreak tweak that does exactly that, suggesting this was nothing more than a jailbroken iPhone.
Geskin, however, says not. It appears that the jailbreak simply enables something that’s already hidden in iOS 13, whereas this build of iOS 14 allows users to select which switcher they want via the Settings app. So, mystery solved.
The real question we’re left with here is whether this will find its way into the hands of developers in June. If this is indeed an early build of iOS 14, why didn’t we get to see more of it in the video? Geskin has shared another photo which suggests this was an Apple device that’s gone off-piste, but that’s as much as we were given.
Here's that internal 'App Switcher' settings. Not a jailbreak tweak. pic.twitter.com/Ft6qvZ6NGi
— Ben Geskin (@BenGeskin) February 23, 2020
If Apple does announce iOS 14 in June we’ll be testing it out. Hopefully, this new multitasking option is there for us to play with, too.
(Top image: iOS 14 Concept)
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