iOS 14 Safari Could Get Translation Function And Full Apple Pencil Support For Websites [Report]
Apple is set to announce iOS 14 during its WWDC event later this month and we’ve been seeing a steady stream of leaks in recent weeks. The latest comes after 9to5Mac got its hands on a built of the software and discovered signs of website translation built into Safari.
According to the report, Safari will be able to translate websites without the use of a third-party app or service for the first time. There will even be an option to have sites in foreign languages be automatically translated when they are loaded.
The translation feature is likely to be available as an individual option for each website, but users will be able to use automatic translations as well. Safari will detect the language to translate the content correctly. There’s also the possibility to switch between the original and translated text without reloading the page.
Alongside Safari, it’s also possible we could see the same feature brought to other apps including the App Store.
Safari on iPad is also set to get support for the Apple Pencil, according to the report. The browser would then be able to mark up websites from within the app and on the fly. It’s possible the same Apple Pencil support will be offered up to third-party web browsers on the platform, too.
Apple will hold its WWDC event online for the first time this year, kicking it off on June 22. We’d expect iOS and other software updates to be shown off for the first time during the opening address.