iOS 14 Wallpaper Settings Leaked, Code Reveals Home Screen Widgets, More
Apple isn’t expected to announce iOS 14 until this coming June when WWDC takes place online, but we’ve heard more than a few leaks about the big software update ahead of that event. One of the latest comes via Twitter account DongleBookPro and it claims to show a new wallpaper picker.
If these screenshots are to be believed, iOS 14 will collate its default wallpapers into new collections including “Classic Stripes, “Flowers,” and more. A new “Home Screen Appearance” section is also said to offer a way for users to preview changes that are made.
However, that new preview mode might have more to offer, according to 9to5Mac. The outlet has been poking through iOS 14 code and it’s possible that there might be new widgets in play.
While this new option seems cool by itself, it could be part of something even bigger on iOS 14. 9to5Mac has found evidence on the iOS 14 code of another new feature internally referred to as “Avocado”, which is related to the Springboard app that controls the Home screen.
We can say that Apple is working to provide real widgets on the iPhone and iPad home screen for the first time. Instead of pinned widgets like on iPadOS 13, the new widgets on iOS 14 can be moved around, just like any app icon. The feature is still being implemented and may be scrapped by Apple.
That alone has the potential to change the way we use our iPhone and iPad Homescreens, although it’s possible that the feature might not make it into iOS 14. Plenty of features are worked on and then ultimately ditched before reaching market.
We’re also not sure about leaks via @DongleBookPro, either. This account previously “leaked” iOS 14’s CarKey screenshots, complete with typos. While that might not prove they weren’t real, it does do enough to create doubt.