July 15, 2020

How iOS 14 stole features from Android—and made them so much better

On Monday Apple unveiled iOS 14—and if you’re an Android user, the “new� OS might have looked a little familiar.The latest upgrade to the iPhone operating system, due to release this fall, promises improvements including a new home screen, ...

On Monday Apple unveiled iOS 14—and if you’re an Android user, the “new� OS might have looked a little familiar.

The latest upgrade to the iPhone operating system, due to release this fall, promises improvements including a new home screen, smarter navigation, faster apps, and a fresh coat of paint on everything. And it's clear that many of the best features are inspired, influenced, or just plain swiped from Android, from the new default email and browser apps to the picture-in-picture for videos. You can plainly see the influence on the new compact view for Siri and incoming calls, cycling directions in Maps, even the new home screen widgets.

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