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iOS 14 is the fourteenth major release of the
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iOS
mobile operating system A mobile operating system is an operating system An operating system (OS) is system software System software is software designed to provide a platform for other software. Examples of system software include operating systems like macOS ...
developed by
Apple Inc. Apple Inc. is an American multinational Multinational may refer to: * Multinational corporation, a corporate organization operating in multiple countries * Multinational force, a military body from multiple countries * Multinational state, ...
for their
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iPhone
and
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iPod Touch
lines. Announced at the company's
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on June 22, 2020 as the successor to
iOS 13 iOS 13 is the iOS version history, thirteenth major release of the iOS mobile operating system developed by Apple Inc. for their iPhone, iPod Touch, and HomePod lines. The successor to iOS 12 on those devices, it was announced at the company's ...
, it was released to the public on September 16, 2020. It was succeeded by
iOS 15 iOS 15 is the fifteenth and current major release of the iOS iOS (formerly iPhone OS) is a mobile operating system created and developed by Apple Inc. exclusively for its hardware. It is the operating system that powers many of the compa ...
on September 20, 2021.


History


Updates

The first developer beta of iOS 14 was released on June 22, 2020 and the first public beta was released on July 9, 2020.The final beta, iOS 14 beta 8, was released on September 9, 2020. iOS 14 was officially released on September 16, 2020. There was no public beta testing of 14.1. Legend:


System features


App Clips

App Clips are a new feature expanding on the functionality of the
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App Store
. Intended as a dynamic feature rather than a permanently installed app, App Clips are extremely pared-back with very few OS permissions. At the time of the announcement, only the use of
Apple Pay Apple Pay is a mobile payment Mobile payment (also referred to as mobile money, mobile money transfer, and mobile wallet A digital wallet, also known as e-wallet, is an Consumer electronics, electronic device, Online service provider, onl ...
and
Sign in with Apple Sign in with Apple is a single sign-on provider operated by Apple Inc., introduced on June 3, 2019 at Apple's 2019 Apple Worldwide Developers Conference, Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) in iOS 13. It is designed to allow users to create a ...
were shown. App Clips may be discovered in person via NFC tags (iPhone 7 or newer) or
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QR code
s with App Clips branding. They may also be shared via
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, or placed on websites or
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.


CarPlay

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CarPlay
was updated to allow users to set a built-in
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. Route management in Apple Maps was extended with features alerting the user to available stops, such as parking and food ordering. Additionally, route planning for electric vehicles now considers the location of
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.


Car keys

Car keys allow an iPhone to act as a virtual car key using NFC technology with compatible cars. The first compatible car showcased by Apple at the WWDC 2020 was the 2021
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. Keys are accessible from the
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Wallet
app. Keys may be shared; sharing may be temporary or given restrictions. In the event the iPhone is out of battery, car keys can still be accessed via the power reserve of the iPhone for about five hours. Car keys require an iPhone released in 2018 or later.


Home screen

Unlike previous versions, in which icons on the home screen were rearranged in order and corresponded directly to apps, users may add app icons and newly-introduced app widgets; pages may be added or deleted at will. This allows users to hide infrequently used apps and avoid clutter.


Widgets

To the left of the first page, the Today View is replaced by a scrollable widget UI. Widgets may be placed on the home screen to sit amongst app icons; they may be resized to two-by-two, horizontal two-by-four, or four-by-four icons. Widgets of the same size may be stacked over each other and swiped between for convenience; a Smart Stack may be placed which automatically shows the most relevant widget to the user based on the time of day.


App Library

To the right of the last page, the App Library lists and categorizes apps installed on the device. Apps within each category are arranged based on the frequency of their usage. In addition to a category for suggested apps, a "recent" category lists apps recently installed alongside App Clips recently accessed. Users can search for the app they want or browse them in
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.


Compact UI

A series of changes were made in iOS 14 to reduce the visual space taken by previously full-screen interfaces; such interfaces now appear and hover in front of an app, allowing for touch (and therefore multitasking) on the app behind. Voice calling interfaces, including Phone, or other third-party apps such as
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Skype
, are made substantially thinner, taking approximately as much space as a notification. Siri's interface is now also compact.
Picture-in-picture Picture-in-picture (PiP) is a feature of some television receivers and similar devices. One Television program, program (channel) is displayed on the full TV screen at the same time as one or more other programs are displayed in inset windows. Soun ...
allows users to continue watching video playback (or take voice calls, such as with
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) in a thumbnail-sized view after leaving the app. This view may be resized with pinch gestures, or moved off-screen temporarily and re-summoned for multitasking. Picture-in-picture is currently supported by Safari and FaceTime, along with several third-party apps, including
Disney+ Disney+ (pronounced Disney Plus) is an American subscription video on-demand over-the-top streaming service owned and operated by the Media and Entertainment Distribution division of The Walt Disney Company. The service primarily distribute ...
,
ESPN ESPN (originally an initialism for Entertainment and Sports Programming Network) is an American multinational basic cable Cable television Cable television is a system of delivering television programming to consumers via radio frequen ...

ESPN
,
HBO Max HBO Max is an American subscription-based video on demand service owned by AT&T's WarnerMedia, through its WarnerMedia Direct subsidiary. The service was launched in the United States on May 27, 2020, in Latin America and the Caribbean on Jun ...
,
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Netflix
, and
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. This feature was not available in the
YouTube YouTube is an American online video sharing and social media platform Social media are interactive technologies that allow the Content creation, creation or information sharing, sharing/exchange of information, ideas, career interests, an ...

YouTube
app at launch;
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Google
subsequently announced that picture-in-picture will be supported on YouTube in a forthcoming update, but only for subscribers to
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.


Search and Siri

Improvements to the Search feature on the home screen were made, including a refined UI, quick launcher for apps, more detailed web search, shortcuts to in-app search, and improved as-you-type search suggestions. While made compact so that content below is visible,
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Siri
's interface does not allow for simultaneous multitasking, as designers felt it unclear how the interface would then be dismissed. Siri can now answer a broader set of questions and translate more languages. Users can also share their ETA with contacts and ask for cycling directions.


Security and Privacy


App Store

On iOS 14.3 and later, the App Store now displays the permissions required for each application (so users can see and understand permissions required by the application prior to downloading it). Users may change location permissions to inform the app of an approximate location, preserving privacy when exact location is unnecessary.


Notifications for microphone, camera, and clipboard usage

A recording indicator appears at the top of the screen whenever an app uses the microphone (orange dot indicator) or camera (green dot indicator). Likewise, a notification appears when the clipboard is accessed by an app.


Application Tracking Transparency

Apps must request the user consent if they intend to track user activities across apps and websites. During the iOS 14 announcement, Apple pledged to improve users' privacy by limiting apps' access to Apple's Identifier for Advertisers (also known as IDFA or Advertising Identifier). This change was postponed "until early 2021 in iOS/iPadOS 14.5" to let developers migrate to more privacy-friendly alternatives.
Facebook Facebook is an American online social media and social networking service owned by Meta Platforms. Founded in 2004 by Mark Zuckerberg with fellow Harvard College students and roommates Eduardo Saverin, Andrew McCollum, Dustin Moskovitz, an ...
has notably opposed such privacy measures, arguing that small businesses need to access user data for targeted advertising. Statistics from Verizon subsidiary Flurry Analytics show after iOS 14.5 was released, only 11-12% of all consumers and 4% of American consumers have allowed Facebook to track them, in what has been described as a "nightmare" for Facebook.


Wi-Fi MAC address randomization

To limit tracking and improve privacy, devices now use a different
MAC address A media access control address (MAC address) is a unique identifier A unique identifier (UID) is an identifier An identifier is a name that identifies (that is, labels the identity of) either a unique object or a unique ''class'' of objects, ...
for each Wi-Fi network instead of using the physical device Wi-Fi MAC address.


Local network restriction

A new privacy option can restrict certain applications from discovering and interacting with other devices on a home network through
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or other network protocols.


Other internal security changes

One of the major changes in iOS 14 is the introduction of a new, tightly sandboxed 'BlastDoor' service which is now responsible for almost all parsing of untrusted data in iMessages. BlastDoor inspects all inbound messages in a secure, sandboxed environment, which prevents any malicious code inside of a message from interacting with the rest of the operating system or accessing user data. A specially-crafted message sent to a target can no longer interact with the file system or perform network operations. If the camera module is not detectable as genuine Apple component, the system will warn the user.


ARKit 4

ARKit 4 introduced Depth API for new access to depth information from the LiDAR sensors on the
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. ARKit 4 also introduced Location Anchor, which uses data from Apple Maps and enables
augmented reality Augmented reality (AR) is an interactive experience of a real-world environment where the objects that reside in the real world are enhanced by computer-generated perceptual information, sometimes across multiple sensory modalities, including ...
experiences to be placed on geographical coordinates and other smaller improvements.


MagSafe

iOS 14 adds accessory support for the
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lineup, with a new animation for each accessory.


Other changes

* The
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Emoji
keyboard was updated with a search function. iOS 14 adds 20 new hair and headwear styles to
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Memoji
and
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, including options for Memoji. * The user's email and browser apps – by default the stock
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app and
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– may now be changed. * On iPhones released in 2017 and later (,
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iPhone X
and newer), a new accessibility feature allows users to perform common tasks by double-tapping the back of the device via the phone’s accelerometer (e.g. opening Control Center or running a shortcut). * Users with devices that do not automatically read
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NFC tag
s may add a shortcut on the Control Center to do so. * iOS 14 introduces support for the
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codec, allowing playback of
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YouTube
videos in
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. In Safari, VP9 support is enabled through
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, which is disabled by default. * In the Notes app, it is now easier to find notes using an improved "on-device intelligence." The skeuomorphic paper texture in the app has also been removed. * The Weather app now shows an
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air quality index
and minute-by-minute forecasts for the next hour in the United States. Apple now uses data from their recently acquired service Dark Sky instead of only
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. * Apple Arcade now has direct integration with
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. * The scroll wheel picker used for time has been reduced in size with the option to use a number pad. * A new Accessibility feature, called Sound Recognition, allows iPhones to listen for predefined sounds and issue an alert whenever the specific audio is detected. This way an iPhone can detect fire, various sirens, animals, multiple household noises, and a baby that's crying or someone that's shouting. * The
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icon was redesigned with a red gradient, similar to the icon used in
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iOS 7
through
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. * The iOS 12 wallpaper was removed, and eight new wallpapers were added in iOS 14.2. * Magnifier is now a separate app that can be accessed outside of the Control Center. * People Detection was added in Measure on iOS 14.2. * Unlock iPhone equipped with Face ID by Apple Watch while wearing a face mask on iOS 14.5 and watchOS 7.4.


App features


Calendar

The Calendar app now supports a
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format for years earlier than October 15, 1582 and the Calendar app icon now uses abbreviated names for the days of the week.


Camera

The Camera app gained several new features. Features include: * The ability to mirror photos taken from the front camera on
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iPhone XS
and later. *
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QR code
reading enhancements. *
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control on
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and
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and later. * Quick toggles in Video mode to change resolution and frame rate for all iPhones. Previously, this feature was limited to the
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and
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. * QuickTake video function for
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and
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iPhone XS
. * Camera UI from
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and
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for the iPhone XR and the iPhone XS. * The ability to capture burst photos and QuickTake video with volume buttons on supported devices. * An updated Night mode capture experience on the
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and
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. * The PAL format video shooting. Improvements were also made in shot-to-shot performance. According to Apple, photos can be shot up to 90% faster, time to first shot is now up to 25% faster, and Portrait shot-to-shot is up to 15% faster.


FaceTime

On
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iPhone XS
and later,
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now automatically adjusts the visual appearance of eyes to account for the camera being above where a caller's eyes are displayed, allowing for direct two-way eye contact. Additionally, if a caller is using sign language in a call with multiple people, their window will be focused on accordingly. FaceTime on iPhone XS and later now supports 1080p video on
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Wi-Fi
. iOS 14.2 added support for 1080p FaceTime video on
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iPhone 8
and later on Wi-Fi, and for 5G and Wi-Fi on
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. FaceTime now supports picture-in-picture mode. This allows users to continue seeing the other person while multitasking between other apps. Double tapping on the FaceTime window allows for the size to be changed to small, medium, or large. A single tap expands the window back to full screen.


Home

The Home app received design changes to emphasize suggested accessories alongside those marked as favorite. In addition, a major set of automation capabilities were added for use with compatible
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devices; this automation requires the presence of an iPad,
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or
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Apple TV
to facilitate on-device processing. Home
security cameras Closed-circuit television (CCTV), also known as video surveillance, is the use of video cameras to transmit a signal to a specific place, on a limited set of monitors. It differs from broadcast television in that the signal is not openly tran ...
may be instructed to only alert the user of activity if it occurs in a preselected activity zone. In addition, facial recognition performed in Photos app may be used to alert based on recognized people, with additional integration for use with smart doorbells. Smart lighting products that support
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color temperature
s may be instructed to match a preset color temperature setting. As the presence of blue light is a major
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– a factor which influences the perception of time with regards to
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circadian rhythm
– this feature is designed to encourage activity in the day and calmness in the morning and evening.


Messages

In the
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app, users can now pin up to nine individual conversations above other message threads. Group chats using iMessage may be given a custom image, a Memoji, or an emoji. Users may now mention other users, and change notification settings to only be notified when explicitly mentioned. Messages may be replied to with inline replies, allowing for simultaneous conversation threads and see the replies in the general conversation or as a separate thread. SMS filter: third-party apps that filter unwanted SMS from unknown senders can show the custom categories with which they classify these messages (e.g. transactions, promotions, spam) directly in the Messages app.


Maps

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will now give users access to cycling routes, providing information including elevation and stairs. It also provides users with multiple options, suggesting routes with less busy streets. Cycling directions will be available at launch in New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Shanghai, and Beijing. Apple announced they will continue to roll out their enhanced maps detail to countries beyond the
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United States
, including
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Canada
, the
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United Kingdom
and
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Ireland
, and more in the future. Apple also introduced routing, which allows users to take charging stations into account while planning their route and choose a route where they will be able to recharge when they need to. This feature requires integration with the car. Apple is currently working with
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and
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BMW
to implement this feature with their electric vehicles. Curated guides for various places around the world have been added, which suggest where to eat, shop, and explore. ''Look Around'' (Binoculars symbol) allows you to see the real overview of the streets at 360 degrees and move between them.


Safari

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, the default web browser in iOS, gained the ability to monitor passwords for data breaches and generate privacy reports for trackers on websites. Major improvements were made to
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JavaScript
performance. A web page translation tool has been added to Safari in seven languages: English, Spanish, Simplified Chinese, French, German, Russian and Brazilian Portuguese. This feature was only available in the
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at launch, but has started rolling out to more countries since then.


Translate

Introduced in iOS 14, the stock
Translate Translation is the communication of the meaning of a source-language text by means of an equivalent target-language text. The English language draws a terminological distinction (which does not exist in every language) between ''transla ...
app allows users to translate voice and text between 11 languages:
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English
,
Spanish Spanish may refer to: * Items from or related to Spain: **Spaniards, a nation and ethnic group indigenous to Spain **Spanish language **Spanish cuisine Other places * Spanish, Ontario, Canada * Spanish River (disambiguation), the name of several ...

Spanish
,
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Japanese Japanese may refer to: * Something from or related to Japan Japan ( ja, 日本, or , and formally ) is an island country An island country or an island nation is a country A country is a distinct territory, territorial body or ...

Japanese
,
Korean Korean may refer to: People and culture * Koreans, ethnic group originating in the Korean Peninsula * Korean cuisine * Korean culture * Korean language **Korean alphabet, known as Hangul or Chosŏn'gŭl **Korean dialects and the Jeju language **S ...
,
Russian Russian refers to anything related to Russia, including: *Russians (русские, ''russkiye''), an ethnic group of the East Slavic peoples, primarily living in Russia and neighboring countries *Rossiyane (россияне), Russian language term ...
,
German German(s) may refer to: Common uses * of or related to Germany * Germans, Germanic ethnic group, citizens of Germany or people of German ancestry * For citizens of Germany, see also German nationality law * German language The German la ...

German
, ,
Italian Italian may refer to: * Anything of, from, or related to the country and nation of Italy ** Italians, an ethnic group or simply a citizen of the Italian Republic ** Italian language, a Romance language *** Regional Italian, regional variants of the ...

Italian
,
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, and
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Arabic
. When rotated to landscape view, the app features an "attention mode," making it easier for someone to read a translation. It can be used during verbal conversations between speakers of different languages. The Translate app can auto-detect which of the two chosen languages is being spoken and convert it to the other language. Improvements made to translation are integrated with Siri, and pages may be translated inline in Safari.


Supported devices

All the devices that supported
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also support iOS 14.


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iPhone 7
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iPhone 8 The iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus are smartphone A smartphone is a portable device A mobile device (or handheld computer) is a computer A computer is a machine that can be programmed to carry out sequences of arithmetic or logical ...

iPhone 8
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iPhone 8 Plus The iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus are smartphone A smartphone is a portable device A mobile device (or handheld computer) is a computer A computer is a machine that can be programmed to carry out sequences of arithmetic or logical ...

iPhone 8 Plus
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iPhone X
*
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iPhone XS
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iPhone 11 Pro The iPhone 11 Pro and iPhone 11 Pro Max are smartphone A smartphone is a portable device A mobile device (or handheld computer) is a computer A computer is a machine that can be programmed to carry out sequences of arithmetic ...
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*
iPhone SE (2nd generation) The second-generation iPhone SE (also known as the iPhone SE 2 or the iPhone SE 2020) is a smartphone designed and developed by Apple Inc. It is part of the List of iOS devices, 13th generation of the iPhone, alongside the iPhone 11 and iPhone ...
* iPhone 12 Mini *
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iPhone 12 Pro The iPhone 12 Pro and iPhone 12 Pro Max are smartphone A smartphone is a portable device A mobile device (or handheld computer) is a computer A computer is a machine that can be programmed to carry out sequences of arithmetic ...
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iPod Touch

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iPod Touch (7th generation) The seventh-generation iPod Touch The iPod Touch is a line of iOS iOS (formerly iPhone OS) is a mobile operating system created and developed by Apple Inc. exclusively for its hardware. It is the operating system that powers many ...


References


External links


Official website
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