There were some codes spotted in a pretty early build of the upcoming iOS 14. These codes suggest that Apple is trying to create a very special feature. The name of this feature for now is ‘Clips’. This feature might allow you test the app’s content before you actually start to install it.
What does this feature do?
Well, according to 9to5Mac reports, you would be able to watch some video on YouTube. But the special thing about it is that you will be able to do it without installing YouTube. As a user, you will be able to test and try some features of an app before downloading that app.
How will this new feature work?
According to the feature’s API, it starts to work once you scan a QR code or tap on a link for a particular app. If this app is not installed on your iPhone, you will be able to do so. Along with YouTube, you can easily do this for apps like Yelp, OpenTable, DoorDash and PS4 second screen. This few apps are clearly referenced in the code.
The app developers would need to clearly specify something. They would need to allow users to see which parts of the apps will they be able to use before installation. There might be a second option allowing you to install the app, fully.
What else is coming for us in iOS 14?
Just like some other things which were spotted in the code of iOS 14 before its release, Apple might end up junking this idea. It is fully their choice. They can remove this feature and many others before the update rolls out around June.
Since, we are expecting to see what else iOS 14 might bring, here is some more stuff. Some previous leaks had suggested that Apple might take an idea of adding an extra home screen. There might be wallpaper customization options in iOS 14. There might also be some changes in the app switcher.
iOS 14 might be compatible for all iPhones that run iOS 13 right now. This would mean that every phone since iPhone 6S in 2015 and iPhone SE in 2016 will get it. However, we don’t know whether more changes are coming. Some phones may or may not get left out from the upgrade. We will find out about it later as we don’t know that right now.