Details found in a leaked version of iOS 14 indicate Apple is working on including a built-in language translator and full Apple Pencil support for Safari in iOS and iPadOS 14.
The information, found by 9to5Mac shows Safari would be able to translate web pages without the need for a third-party app or service like Google Translate.
The code suggests the translation feature will be available for any website that is visited, and an automatic translation feature will also be able to be enabled. Apple also appears to be testing translation features for other apps, such as the App Store, to allow users to read information like app descriptions and reviews in other languages.
Apple’s translation feature is said to be powered by the Neural Engine and may work with or without an internet connection.
If the feature does make it into the final version of iOS 14, we could also see it in the next version of macOS as well.
Apple may also be planning to add full support for Apple Pencil support in Safari, allowing users to use the Apple Pencil input on websites, which would allow it to be used for drawing and marking up. The feature would be limited to the iPad, as the Apple Pencil does not work on iPhones.
The code also indicates that Apple is working on a “Magic Fill” feature that will allow users to draw a shape in an app and have it filled in by the operating system.
As is common with leaks like this, the version of iOS 14 that has been leaked is an early version of the software, and the final version of the new operating systems could be different. We’ll officially find out about the new features of iOS 14 and iPadOS 14 on June 22, when the WWDC 2020 keynote address kicks off Apple’s virtual event.