With the global epidemic of new coronapneumonia, Apple is likely to cancel this year’s WWDC offline launch and turn to the line to ensure the release of the new system as scheduled, and new systems such as iOS 14, iPadOS 14 and WatchOS 7 are likely to release a developer beta around June.
But before it was officially released, an early development version of iOS 14 was said to have been leaked, and as code fragments and footage from the new system were unearthed, details about Apple’s new products or new features became clearer.
After the initial luxury positioning proved to be a failure, the Apple Watch began to shift the course of health monitoring in the last two years and has had a good market response.
The Apple Watch Series 4 brought the electrocardiogram function (ECG) to a consumer-grade smartwatch for the first time, and simply placed your finger on the digital crown to create a closed circuit between the heart and arms to capture electrical impulses in the chest. Although the feature is not yet available in China, its emergence points the way for the health monitoring function of consumer-grade smartwatches.
And in this year’s Apple Watch Series 6 and WatchOS 7, Apple is expected to continue to promote the Apple Watch’s health monitoring capabilities, with features such as Blood Oxygen Monitoring, Upgraded ECG, Sleep Monitoring.
In the code for earlier versions of the leaked iOS 14, themedia found information about the Blood Oxygen Monitoring and Upgraded ECG features, and when the Apple Watch detected that the wearer’s blood oxygen levels were below a certain threshold, a warning alert, similar to the current heart rate notification. The hardware being detected is not yet known, and speculation may still be achieved by optical heart rate sensors.
In fact, the “light volume tracing” (PPG) used to measure heart rate on the Apple Watch is medically considered one of the ways to measure blood oxygen saturation without creativity.
Even on the first-generation Apple Watch, released in 2015, the heart rate sensor was found to have blood oxygen monitoring by the dismantling agency iFixt, and as the optical heart rate sensor sits on the Apple Watch Series 4 becomes more complete (red LED Green LED and infrared), I believe the Apple Watch’s “blood oxygen monitoring” function is already well-prepared.
In addition, the ECG feature will be improved in Apple Watch Series 6 or WatchOS 7, where users of the Apple Watch Series 4 and Apple Watch Series 5 will use the ECG feature in some cases functional defects.
Sleep Monitor ingress about one of many new features announced on the eve of the launch of the Apple Watch Series 5 last September, but for some reason Apple didn’t launch it. The “sleep monitoring” feature, code-named Burrito inside Apple, is said to be able to track sleep quality by detecting the user’s biological signs through sensors built into Apple Wacth.
But for those who are used to taking off their Apple Watch for charging while they sleep, sleep monitoring may not be their first choice until Apple launches its new Apple Watch, which has better battery life.
In addition, iOS 14’s code reveals that watchOS 7 will welcome a “new dial” and a new “children’s mode.”
At the 2018 Apple Watch Series 4, Apple brought two new dials, “Graphic” and “Graphic Module,” with up to eight widgets on the dials to increase space utilization.
The biggest highlight of the watchOS 7 or the new Apple Watch or the new graph dial called “Infograph Pro” is the introduction of a new component called the Speedometer, a feature frequently used on mechanical tables that gradually smaller digital scales (e.g., 300, 275, 250, 225, etc.) to measure the speed of travel within a specific distance, and can also be used to calculate the workload and calculate the completion time.
Child Mode allows parents to manage their children’s Apple Watch via an iPhone, such as device usage time control, managing trusted contacts, and more. A single iPhone can be paired with multiple Apple Watches, but only one Apple Watch is allowed at a time.
In addition, watchOS 7 may also open the photo usage source of the Photo Watch, allowing “shared albums” to be used as a source of wallpaper. And “sleep mode” and “noise detection” will also be added to the control center.
Apple acquired Beats in 2014 to make up for the lack of headsets in its product line. But with the success of AirPods in recent years, rumors of Apple headsets have been circulating frequently. Bloomberg reported last year that Apple plans to launch a headset. Industry analyst Guo Mingyu made the same point in his earlier forecast, describing it as “a branded high-end headset that will enrich its expanding line of audio accessories with a new design.” “
In an early development version of iOS 14, the headset’s icons were exposed and were used in iOS 14 to display the headset’s battery information on a negative battery widget.
It’s worth noting that the AirPods Pro icon, which came out last year before its official release, has also been confirmed as the material on the battery widget.
Beats’ Solo Pro headset, launched in 2019, has a number of new features, including a design with no power keys and a folding switch on it, and what the Apple headset, which might be classified as an AirPods category, will have a taste for Apple’s design. It may have to wait until the official release.
Keyboard-style smart double-sided clip with trackpad
iPadOS 13.4 is currently in beta and is expected to be available at the end of the month, with a new keyboard shortcut key feature that allows users to select different elements through the keyboard instead of completing simple global shortcuts. For example, when you open a photo in an album, you can quickly delete it with keyboard shortcuts or open an edit page.
Apple may not be content yet, with the code in iOS 14 suggesting that the mouse feature will become a new compatibility feature, and last year’s iPadOS 13 was the first time Apple had added a supportive mouse to the system feature, but the addition of the “accessibility feature” made the feature less known.
To maximize the mouse experience on a touch-screen device, iOS 14/iPadOS 14 is said to be connected to the mouse device, and the cursor on the screen is automatically hidden when the mouse does not move for a period of time. Gestures similar to those on mac will also be added to iOS 14/iPad OS 14.
In addition, two new keyboard-style smart double-sided clips have been proven to exist in the new system’s code, which could be a trackpad version for the new 11-inch and 12.9-inch iPad Pro.