La Libra, Facebook's digital currency, announced for 2021 in reduced format

The launch of Facebook's digital currency, Libra , could take place in 2021. The project may benefit from favorable factors in the global economy, but regulators will have to be convinced first.  Facebook could launch Libra, its digital currency in 2021, we learn from the British media Financial Times, which quotes people close to the process. The product is expected to arrive in a limited version, after the project has met with great aversion from regulators, including in the United States, the country where the headquarters of the social media management company are located. The stakeholder association behind this digital currency project is now planning to launch a single version of Libra that will itself be pegged to the dollar, at the rate of one unit of US currency for each Facebook digital currency . “The other forms of currencies will be deployed at a later stage,” the FT source added. The exact launch date will depend on when the project

iOS 14 reveals its secrets on the iPhone 9, the new iPad Pro and many others ...

The first "builds" of iOS 14 give us crisp details on the new features of the future Apple OS, but also on many products to come this year. The first "builds" of Apple’s future mobile operating system have just fallen into the hands of 9to5Mac. The American media took the opportunity to dissect more details iOS 14, and thus get their hands on many crisp details concerning the new functions which will be brought by this new OS, but also traces of the next products of the firm.

iOS 14 reveals its secrets on the iPhone 9

iPhone 9, iPad Pro 2020 and new Apple TV?

If the code of iOS 14 retrieved by 9to5Mac is still far from the final version of the future version of Apple's mobile OS, it is nonetheless rich in detail. Thus, we hear again about the new iPhone 9, or iPhone SE 2, so often mentioned by rumors. We learn some additional details on this iPhone whose release may well be done next month, including support for Touch ID (which suggests that it will have a front panel similar to that of the iPhone 8), as well as the Express Transit function, which allows the smartphone to be used as a transport ticket. Besides this iPhone, there are also some details about the new iPad Pro. According to the code of iOS 14, it would have a triple photo module on the back, similar to that which can be found on the iPhone 11 Pro. However, it would stand out with the presence of a new ToF (Time-of-Flight) sensor which would be primarily dedicated to improving performance in augmented reality.

Another device is added to the list: the Apple TV. If it's been a while since we haven't heard from Apple's black box, the Cupertino company would have planned to launch a new version this year, if we are to believe these first "builds" of iOS 14. Despite everything, this first track is still very cloudy, since we simply learn that the new TV box from Apple would have a brand new remote control. Otherwise, we imagine that it will be equipped with a more recent SoC, in order to propel the video game service by subscription from the firm, Apple Arcade. Finally, there are again traces of AirTags, these small GPS tags that will geolocate any object on which they are fixed. iOS 14 provides some details on the configuration of these devices, but also discusses the possibility of viewing the AirTags in augmented reality.

 

iOS 14

Aside from the new products, it is mainly the new features of iOS 14 that have been detailed by 9to5Mac. Thus, we learn that, for the first time, Apple could modify its ancient application grid, unchanged since the very first iPhone launched in ... 2007. If Apple would consider keeping this famous application grid, we would find in iOS 14 a new list view, like the Apple Watch. Regarding wallpapers, Apple should open up a little more to third-party developers and give them the option of offering their dynamic wallpapers on Apple devices. HomeKit, Apple's home automation system, should also be brought back to the fore with iOS 14. Thus, Night Shift mode, which allows you to change the screen temperature after a certain hour, would be suitable for connected bulbs HomeKit compatible. MacRumors has also released its predictions for other Apple operating systems, and discusses the appearance of proper support for the mouse and trackpad on the next version of iPadOS. iMessage could also be reviewed, and the Apple Watch would acquire sleep tracking features.

Either way, Apple’s official announcements will have to be awaited during WWDC 2020, normally scheduled for June. However, due to the COVID-19 coronavirus epidemic and the successive cancellation of most tech events around the world, Apple may in turn decide to cancel its event. The manufacturer could still distill its new products live on the internet, as do most of its competitors, including Google.