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Apple to release iOS 14, iPadOS 14, and watchOS 7 tomorrow

Today, Apple held a big virtual event. It announced the Apple Watch Series 6, an inexpensive Apple Watch SE, and new iPads. It also introduced some new services. But that's not all, because, in a more surprising move, the company announced that its next big software updates, with the exception of macOS 11 Big Sur, will all arrive tomorrow.

Specifically, that includes iOS 14, iPadOS 14, watchOS 7, and tvOS 14. iOS 14 is the one with the most notable improvements because it includes some fundamental changes to how your iPhone works. For example, you can finally place widgets right on the home screen, something Android users have been mocking iPhone users for years. There's also an app drawer now, so you don't have to have a separate folder on your home screen for apps that you don't want to look at.

For iPadOS, you're not going to get either of those features. You will see the redesigned widgets, but they'll have to stay in their widgets section on the side of the screen. One big feature for iPadOS is handwriting recognition, which is meant to make working with the Apple Pencil as easy as working with a mouse and keyboard.

The new watchOS update is one of the biggest ones yet. It adds sleep tracking, a long-awaited feature for Apple Watch, although you'll have to set a sleep schedule or turn it on manually for it to work. You can also now share watch faces, and even download third-party watch faces from a web browser.

Finally, tvOS 14 doesn't have much that's new. It has a new picture-in-picture mode, and switching between profiles is easier. All of these updates will arrive on September 16 at 10am PT.

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