Reports show Apple may let you try some third-party iOS apps without installing them on your iPhone by scanning a QR code.
According to code in an early build of iOS 14, Apple could be releasing a new feature called “Clips” that lets users preview and try apps before installing them on their iPhone.
9to5Mac reports that the Clips API “allows developers to offer interactive and dynamic content from their apps even if you haven’t installed them.” When you scan a QR code, a card will appear that lets you interact with the parts of an app. You would then have the choice to download a full version of the app from the App Store or if you already have the app that the QR code is previewing, open the interactive experience in that app.
OpenTable, Yelp, DoorDash, Sony’s PS4 Second Screen app, and YouTube, could be the first apps to test the new app previews.
iOS 14 will also reportedly include updates to iCloud Keychain, a new list view for the home screen, a new fitness app, and more.
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