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Video: Apple's Cecilia Dantas and Katie Skinner talk iOS 14 and privacy

Rene Privacy Interview
Rene Privacy Interview (Image credit: Rene Ritchie)

What you need to know

  • Rene Ritchie has sat down with Apple to talk privacy
  • He interviewed Cecilia Dantas and Katie Skinner.
  • They discussed iOS 14's new Home Screen experience, Maps, and more!

Rene Ritchie has sat down with Apple's Cecilia Dantas and Katie Skinner to talk about iOS 14, privacy, and more in the wake of WWDC 2020.

Cecilia Dantas works in iOS Product Marketing, and Katie Skinner is Apple's user privacy software manager. In the 30-minute video, the trio discussed Apple's new Home Screen experience including the introduction of Widgets and the App Library, Messages and Maps, and a deep dive into Apple's vision for the future of Privacy.

On Widgets, Dantas said that iOS 14 would "completely transform the core experience" on iPhone, making the Home Screen more personal and usable. She also highlighted Widget stacks, which can support up to 10 Widgets at a time, and use on-device intelligence to show you the right one at the right time.

On engineering privacy 'by design' and the challenges that brought Katie Skinner that overcoming privacy challenges was "an opportunity to innovate", and that Apple was all about building "great features and great privacy", something that engineers all across Apple had really taken to heart.

The rest of the conversation is extensive, covering new features like App Library, Siri Suggestions, the new iPadOS experience, App Clips, Maps & Cycling, tracker shaming, and more. They even have time for a quick dive into Star Wars vs. Star Trek.

Apple announced iOS 14 at WWDC 2020 sporting the new App Library, Widgets, App Clips, improvements to Messages, and Maps, a new Translate app, Memoji improvements and picture in picture video support.

You can read about some of its most important features here.

Stephen Warwick
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Stephen Warwick has written about Apple for five years at iMore and previously elsewhere. He covers all of iMore's latest breaking news regarding all of Apple's products and services, both hardware and software. Stephen has interviewed industry experts in a range of fields including finance, litigation, security, and more. He also specializes in curating and reviewing audio hardware and has experience beyond journalism in sound engineering, production, and design.

Before becoming a writer Stephen studied Ancient History at University and also worked at Apple for more than two years. Stephen is also a host on the iMore show, a weekly podcast recorded live that discusses the latest in breaking Apple news, as well as featuring fun trivia about all things Apple.