Apple unveiled the latest iteration of iOS in their WWDC keynote on June 22nd and the Picture-in-Picture feature has got fans talking.
Apple are undoubtedly one of the biggest tech companies in the world.
Ever since the first Apple Macintosh computer released way back in 1984, the company has been pushing the boundaries of both hardware and software.
When the first iPhone and the first iteration of the iOS software hit the shelves in 2007, it changed the world as we know it.
Now, we’re on the umpteenth generation of iPhone and on June 22nd, 2020, at a special keynote event, the latest evolution of the iOS software, featuring several new features, was unveiled.
One of the key new additions to the new iPhone operating system is the Picture-in-Picture feature but what exactly is this new addition and what do fans think?
What is the Picture-in-Picture feature?
The Picture-in-Picture feature, which will make its iOS 14 debut in the autumn, allows iPhone users to have a video tab open while continuing to use your phone as normal, something which iOS 14 seems to be based around.
This means that you’ll be able to answer a text while watching a video or can look up something on the internet while chatting over FaceTime.
It’s a feature that Android users will recognise
The Picture-in-Picture feature has been present on Android software since at least 2017 so while iOS users will mark the addition as a welcome surprise, Android users will see it as another attempt to copy a feature that has long been present on their operating system.
However, there are a number of key factors in Apple’s version that make it a marked improvement.
Firstly, according to CNET, you’ll be able to fully resize the video tab using the pinch-to-zoom function and secondly, you can even lock the video tab to a certain location on your phone’s screen so it’s not in your way.
Fans react to iOS 14
It’s safe to say that the new iOS 14 software has caught the attention of iPhone fans and the addition of the Picture-in-Picture feature seems to be a real crowd-pleaser with many on social media.
One fan on Twitter wrote: “compact calls & picture in picture are… chef’s kiss“
While another added: “Yeah I’m gonna have to get with this when picture in picture comes out. I can feel it now.”
However, this sarcastic Android user will need some convincing: “Apple is doing what no one has ever done before. Picture in picture??? Wow!!!!! I didn’t know that was technologically possible in 2020, that’s the most next gen thing ever. They even have widgets, Samsung needs to step up.”