On iOS 14 comes CarKey, Clips and the new software introduces news for Siri, Apple Maps, Messages
Apple has announced that iOS 14 will include a brand new Translate app with support for 11 languages, as well as an offline mode . A side-by-side view will facilitate the conversation between two people who speak different languages.
Apple’s digital assistant changes appearance. Siri will no longer occupy the whole screen , now it will appear as a smaller icon, which will also show small fragments of apps to show the result of the requests made.
Now we can also ask Siri to send an audio message and the assistant is expanding the translation to support new languages. This connects to Apple’s new ” Translate ” app , which can translate in real time among the 11 supported languages.
Apple engineer Stacey Lysik presented new features for the Messages app : new Memoji accessories (including a new Memoji face mask!) And blocked messages.
The first novelty is the ability to add a conversation to the Home screen so you can quickly access a conversation when needed. In addition to this, Apple is also introducing new Memoji customization options , including new face mask options.
Mentions also arrive on iMessage, which will allow users to see only messages where they are tagged.
Group conversations are also renewed. The top of the group conversation will show all the people in the chat and will also allow people to set up group conversation images.
Even Apple Maps receives new features with iOS 14 to help users reduce their environmental impact .
Designed to help people find new places to visit, the Guides will present lists of partner companies that may be of interest. By automatically updating over time, the Guides will present places, restaurants and monuments, among other topics.
Apple has also announced a new feature for iOS 14 called ” App Clips “, which shows information from relevant apps in the interface of OSiOS 14, without having to download an entire app. Apple has said that we will be able to view a clip app via NFC or even open links in Messages or Safari.
Clips app requires only “a small part” of the app , allowing users to do things like paying for parking using Sign in with Apple and Apple Pay. Craig Federighi said: ” It’s about accessing the part of an app when you need it .”
OS 14 will offer support for digital car keys stored in the Wallet app and which can be shared with others via the Messages app. The feature, called CarKey , will be rolled out to BMW customers for the first time starting next month, with support for the BMW 5 2021 series and Apple is hoping to extend it to other automakers next year.