What you need to know
- Google has highlighted features and apps for the new iPhone 12.
- Highlights include widgets, Apple Watch apps, default apps, and privacy features.
- All of the features and apps highlighted are also available for other iPhone models.
Google has created its own set of widgets for iOS 14 that users will be able to enjoy. The new Google Photos (opens in new tab) widget will rotate through your memories, while the YouTube Music (opens in new tab) widget will display your most recently played songs. The Google Search (opens in new tab) widget gives you quick access to search by the camera, voice, and more.
The company is also pointing out that Google Maps and YouTube Music (opens in new tab) are now on the Apple Watch. The Google Maps (opens in new tab) app will give route estimates and step-by-step directions, while the YouTube Music (opens in new tab) app will act as a remote to the music playing on your iPhone.
The last feature that Google mentions is Privacy Screen, which allows you to require the use of Touch ID or Face ID each time you open the Google Drive (opens in new tab) app.
All of these features and apps are available now and would be a great addition for new iPhone 12 owners if you are deep in the Google ecosystem.
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Joe Wituschek is a Contributor at iMore. With over ten years in the technology industry, one of them being at Apple, Joe now covers the company for the website. In addition to covering breaking news, Joe also writes editorials and reviews for a range of products. He fell in love with Apple products when he got an iPod nano for Christmas almost twenty years ago. Despite being considered a "heavy" user, he has always preferred the consumer-focused products like the MacBook Air, iPad mini, and iPhone 13 mini. He will fight to the death to keep a mini iPhone in the lineup. In his free time, Joe enjoys video games, movies, photography, running, and basically everything outdoors.
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