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The week of iOS 14-based leaks continues, with hints about new Apple hardware and a new home screen view. The rumored list for apps on the home screen view strikes me as particularly interesting and particularly likely. Cracks about it copying Windows Phone aside, it seems likely to me because it also mimics a lot of the minimalist/time-well-spent launchers I’ve seen for Android.

Maybe Apple will also let us put apps in arbitrary places on the home screen, too, instead of forcing them all to start at the upper left and flow down. Or maybe not! The interesting thing is that for the first time ever, Apple is reconsidering its grid-of-apps homescreen model.

I want to complete a thought I started in yesterday’s newsletter about Sherlocking….

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