iOS 14 apes the CallBar jailbreak tweak for unobtrusive call screen

Apple during today’s WWDC 2020 keynote presentation showing off the new features in its upcoming iOS 14 and iPadOS 14 software updates briefly highlighted one small but important improvement that a lot of people have beeb clamoring for: an unobtrusive calling screen.

In iOS 14 and iPadOS 14, no longer does the incoming call notification abruptly take over the entire screen, staying like that until the call is finished. What you’ll see instead is an unobtrusive notification banner that elegantly slides into view from the top edge of the screen and stays there, allowing you to continue working in the app you were in without hijacking your screen.

To accept the call, simply tap the notification. To end the call, tap the red icon in the notification banner, it’s as easy as that.

If that sounds a lot like the popular CallBar jailbreak tweak, that’s because Apple appears to have borrowed quite a few ideas from the CallBar interface although we won’t know for sure until we have a chance to spend some time playing with this cool improvement.

Here’s our Harris Craycraft showcasing CallBar and other jailbreak tweaks in the video below.

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It’s especially great that this particular enhancement in iOS and iPadOS 14 works for any types of calls as long as they use Apple’s CallKit framework which permits VoIP apps like Skype to integrate with the stock Phone app. In other words, you’ll get notified about any incoming calls originating from Skype, Viber or similar VoIP apps the same way you do for your regular mobile phone calls and FaceTime calls — with an elegant, unobtrusive notification banner.

And that, girls and boys, is another “finally” for iOS 14.

Is it cool that Apple has implemented CallBar-like functionality in iOS and iPadOS 14?

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