Safari in iOS 14 Might Include Built-In Translator, Full Apple Pencil Support

Apple is planning to add a built-in language translation feature and full Apple Pencil support to Safari in iOS 14, according to details found in a leaked version of ‌iOS 14‌ by 9to5Mac.


Safari’s built-in translation feature would allow users to translate web pages without using a third-party app or service. If such a feature comes to ‌iOS 14‌, we can probably also count on it coming to the next-generation version of macOS as well.

The code suggests the translation option will be available for each website that’s visited, but an automatic translation feature will also be able to be turned on, similar to Chrome’s automatic translation. Apple also appears to be testing translation options for other apps, such as the App Store, allowing users to do things like read reviews in other languages.

Apple’s translations are powered by the Neural Engine and may work with or without an internet connection.

As for the ‌Apple Pencil‌, Apple may be planning to add full support for ‌Apple Pencil‌ input on websites, which would allow it to be used for drawing and marking up.

Earlier this year, MacRumors discovered new PencilKit features that will allow users to handwrite text in any text input field using the ‌Apple Pencil‌, with the handwritten content then converted into standard text.

The code also indicates Apple is working on a kind of “Magic Fill” feature that will let users draw a general shape in an app and have it filled in by the operating system.

The leaked version of ‌iOS 14‌ that’s been floating around the internet is an early version of the software and it’s not clear if Apple’s development plans have changed or if some features might be delayed due to the global health crisis.

We’ll find out what we can expect in ‌iOS 14‌ on June 22, which is when Apple’s virtual WWDC event is set to kick off.

iOS 14 adding language translation and Apple Pencil support for Safari

iOS 14 could bring some major upgrades to Safari.

What you need to know

  • 9to5Mac has leaked some details for iOS 14.
  • Safari on iOS 14 will include built-in language translation.
  • It will also include full support for the Apple Pencil on websites.

A new report from 9to5Mac claims that Apple is going to be bringing some cool new features to Safari on iPhone (and most likely iPad as well). 9to5Mac says that they have gotten access to an early build of iOS 14 and that, after taking a look at the code, discovered that Apple will be adding built-in language translation and full Apple Pencil support to Safari.

The report says that users will be able to either translate a page manually or set Safari to automatically translate all pages into the language of their choice. Apple may also bring the translation functionality outside of Safari for use in other apps as well.

“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 … The translation option is also being tested with other apps, such as the App Store. In this case, iOS would translate app descriptions and reviews from users if these were written in another language.”

According to 9to5Mac, all of this translation would occur using the Neural Engine and happen locally on device. Apple may even use the Neural Engine for Siri translations as well in the future, enabling more functionality when you may not have signal.

“All the translations would be processed locally with the Neural Engine, so this feature is expected to work even without an internet connection, and it wouldn’t send data to Apple. Even Siri translations are supposed to use the Neural Engine in the future, which is a big step forward since it would be possible to ask Siri to translate something if you’re offline.”

The report also claims that Apple may bring Apple Pencil support to Safari on iOS 14, allowing users to markup web pages while they are scrolling through them.

“iPadOS 14 might include full support for Apple Pencil input on websites, making it compatible not only to scroll and touch but also to draw and markup with all its capabilities in Safari and other browsers.”

Apple is expected to announce iOS 14 in its keynote speech at WWDC later this month.

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Rumor: Apple will offer an upcoming Apple Pencil in black

The Apple Pencil has only been available in white, but leaker “Mr-white” tweets that the next iteration of the iPad accessory could be available in white for the first time. 

Chances the rumor is true, according to the Sellers Research Group (that’s me): 99.9%. If not black, then space grey. Why not? The iPad Pro is available in space grey, so some of us like our accessories to match with our tablet.

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Daily Deals: save big on memory cards, headphones, GoPro cameras, and more

Welcome to our Daily Deals column, where we round up the best tech deals from around the web. Here you’ll find discounts on everything from Apple products to accessories, video games and much more. But you better hurry, these prices won’t be around forever!

Featured Deals

  • SanDisk 128GB 2-pack microSD cards – if you’re looking for cheap memory for anything from a Switch to a digital camera, here you go. Buy for $30
  • Sony WI-1000Xm2 behind-neck headphones – these unique wireless headphones have double the battery life of AirPods, and are currently about $80 off their average retail. Buy for $198
  • GoPro HERO8 Black action camera – heads up to those looking for a new GoPro camera for the summer: a few places have it under $300 right now. Buy for $300
  • JBL Bar 2.1 sound bar system – features include a wireless subwoofer, Bluetooth streaming support, and it comes with a remote control. $50 off. Buy for $250 

Deals on Apple products

  • Apple iPad 10.2 Wi-Fi 32GB (latest) – Apple’s latest entry-level 10.2 is back down to its incredible price of $250. Remember it’s compatible with both Smart Keyboards and Apple Pencil. Buy for $250
  • Apple Watch Series 5 GPS – Amazon has brought the price of the Series 5 Apple Watch back down to under $300. Just clip the on-page coupon. Buy for $299
  • Apple AirPods Pro wireless earbuds – my favorite wireless earbuds ever are down to an Amazon all-time low (additional $7 discount taken at checkout). If you want em, get em. Buy for $235
  • Apple Mac mini (late 2018) 128GB – BHPhoto has this late-2018 Mac mini at $110 off with 8GB RAM, 128GB SSD and of course the i3 quad-core processor. Buy for $689
  • Apple Watch Sport Loop Band – here is a nice deal on Apple’s popular Sport Loop band. These typically retail between $40 and $50, so we’re talking nearly 50% off here. Buy for $26
  • Apple Smart Keyboard for iPad – probably today only, Amazon has Apple’s Smart Keyboard at a $60 discount. Works with late-model iPads, iPad Air and the 10.5-inch iPad Pro. Buy for $100

Smart device deals

  • Google Nest Cam 1080p home security camera – this highly-rated Nest security camera features night vision, 2-way audio, intelligent push notifications, and it works with both Google Assistant and Alexa. It’s about $50 off its usual price right now. Buy for $129
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iPhone/iPad/Mac accessory Deals

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  • Twelve South HiRise 2 Deluxe iPhone stand – Twelve South’s massively popular HiRise 2 Deluxe iPhone stand is down to just $20 right now, a solid $25 off its average selling price. Works with iPhone, iPad and other smartphones. Buy for $20
  • Twelve South Journal for iPhone XS Max – if you happen to have an iPhone XS Max, this is a great case for a great price. The Journal is made out of luxurious New Zealand leather and hand-crafted stitching, and it features an ID window, cash pocket, card slots, and can fold into a viewing stand. Buy for $30
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  • Logitech G604 Lightspeed wireless gaming mouse – 15 customizable controls, 16K Hero sensor and both Bluetooth and 1mms wireless connectivity. $30 off. Buy for $70

Headphones, speakers and more

  • Sony PS Plus 1- year membership – get instant access not only to online multiplayer gaming, but free games as well. This is within a dollar or two of the lowest price we’ve ever seen on this 1-year membership. Buy for $32
  • Fender Monterey premium Bluetooth speaker – this gorgeous, vintage speaker is sitting at its all-time low price right now. I actually have and use this speaker myself, and there is a magical warmth to the sound that matches the old-school aesthetic to a ‘T’. Buy for $150
  • Roku Express HD media player – it’s only $6 off, but if you’re looking to add Apple TV+ or Disney+ or any other streaming service to a TV, this is a nice cheap way to do it. Buy for $24
  • Fitbit Charge 3 activity tracker – swim proof to 50 meters, over 15 exercise modes to choose from, heart rate tracking and up to 7 days battery life. Buy for $99
  • JBL PartyBox 200 high power wireless speaker – want to throw a party? You need a PartyBox. Right now it’s $100 less than it was last week. Buy for $350
  • Jamo SUB 210 200W 8-inch subwoofer – if you’re looking to add some extra bass to your sound system, this one gets pretty good reviews and is 50% off for a limited time. Buy for $89
  • G-Shock Military Men’s Watch – if you want to add the classic G-Shock Military to your watch collection at a deep discount, now is the time to do it. Just use promo code CSSV6 at checkout. Buy for $53
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iOS 14 could bring built-in translator, Apple Pencil support to Safari

Apple is reportedly working to bring full Apple Pencil support for websites and a built-in translator to Safari in iOS 14, with the latter feature also being tested on other system services.

The new features were discovered in an internal build of iOS 14 that was likely leaked from within Apple’s supply chain in China and obtained by 9to5Mac.

According to code within the internal build, Safari may have the ability to translate full webpages without any third-party tools. Currently, Siri on iOS can translate words and phrases into other languages, but lacks the ability to do the same with full webpages.

Users may have the ability to toggle translations for individual websites. An automatic translation tool that can detect different languages is also a possibility. The code suggests that users will be able to switch between translated and original text without reloading a site.

The translation feature is also being tested on other Apple services, such as the App Store. This suggests that a systemwide version may be on the table.

In iPadOS 14, Apple may also introduce full Apple Pencil input support on websites, allowing users to scroll, touch, draw and markup sites in Safari and other web browsers.

Although the leaked version of iOS 14 has given us an unprecedented look at potential upcoming features, it’s an early build that was reportedly sourced in December. As such, many features may change or be pulled before the final release.

A report on Monday suggested that iOS 14 would support all devices that are currently compatible with iOS 13.

The iOS 14 update itself is likely to debut at Apple’s WWDC 2020 conference, slated for June 22 in a new all-virtual format.

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iOS 14 will offer full Apple Pencil support on websites and built-in translator in Safari

Apple is going to show off iOS 14 later this month at its all-digital Worldwide Developers Conference, but today we have another feature addition coming to the new software ahead of the announcement.

According to an early build of iOS 14 that 9to5Mac was able to get ahold of, Safari is going to add a couple of new features to the mix. The first, a built-in translator, and the other full Apple Pencil support for websites while using Apple’s stock web browsing app.

First, translation. The report indicates that Apple is planning to include a built-in translation feature in Safari, reducing the need for a third-party app or service to handle the same task. Automatic translation will be available for iOS 14 users as well:

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.

Interestingly, the report adds that Apple is going to go beyond Safari as well, bringing the translation feature to other apps, including the App Store. So if an app’s description, or user reviews are in a different language the software will automatically translate it as needed.

The feature will reportedly work without an internet connection, as the Neural Engine baked into iOS devices will handle the translation feature locally. What’s more, there wouldn’t be any additional data sent to Apple. Siri translations will use the Neural Engine in the future as well.

One more element to iOS 14 includes full Apple Pencil support while using Safari:

9to5Mac has also learned that iPadOS 14 might include full support for Apple Pencil input on websites, making it compatible not only to scroll and touch but also to draw and markup with all its capabilities in Safari and other browsers.

Both of these new additions will probably be welcomed by iOS users, especially that translation feature. But nothing is set in stone, even if this is based on an early version of the mobile operating system. Things can change ahead of the unveiling of iOS 14 later this month, and certainly long before the official launch of the platform later this year to the public.

In related Apple Pencil news, a rumor from earlier today says we will see a new version of the stylus in black at some point in the future.

What do you think of these new additions? Let us know in the comments!

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Apple updates its Apple Research Tool to version 1.3

Apple has updated its Apple Research Tool to version 1.3. According to the release notes, the new version provides:

° A new “Speech in Noise” test in the Apple Hearing Study to help understand participants’ hearing ability under various circumstances, including the presence of background noise;

° A new survey in the Apple Heart & Movement Study to help understand the impact of COVID-19 on daily life.

The Apple Research Tool, which is free, allows you to participate in health research in women’s health, hearing health or heart health simply by using your Apple Watch and iPhone, and the Research app. Apple says that your data and participation “will help advance researchers’ understanding of these areas in health that have not been well understood until now and could lead to the development of new products that will help millions lead longer and healthier lives.”

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Peloton releases dedicated Apple TV app with thousands of workouts

Peloton continues to grow its at-home offering.

What you need to know

  • Peloton has released an Apple TV app.
  • The app brings access to Peloton’s full library of on-demand classes.
  • Thousands of workouts from over thirty instructors are available.

Today, popular workout-at-home company Peleton released a version of its app for the Apple TV. The app brings all of Peloton’s work-at-home content to a dedicated app on the Apple TV. Previously, the only way to get Peloton on the Apple TV was to AirPlay content from an iPhone or iPad.

The Peloton app has already been available on the iPhone, iPad, and Apple Watch for a while now. Members can also access workouts through the built-in screen on the Peloton treadmill and bike.

Today’s update is a welcome one, as those who have previously streamed workouts to an iPad or used AirPlay to get it on their Apple TV can now access all of their workouts directly through the Apple TV.

Peloton says that the app offers thousands of on-demand classes from over thirty instructors.

Transform your fitness routine at home or outside with thousands of on-demand classes taught by one of our 30+ world-class instructors—guaranteed to get you energized.

Get the workouts you need to meet your personal fitness goals, including indoor and outdoor running, strength, cycling, yoga, HIIT, meditation and more via your iPhone or iPad. Or, play on your TV via AirPlay or Chromecast. With motivating content and killer music, with Peloton you can turn any space or any equipment into your own private fitness studio.

According to Peloton, the workouts available cover a wide range of exercise types including running, biking, yoga, and HIIT workouts.

• Treadmill Running

• Outdoor Running (audio)

• Strength

• Yoga

• Indoor Cycling

• HIIT

• Meditation

• Stretching

• Cardio

• Walking

You can download the Peloton app for the iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch, and Apple TV on the App Store.

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iOS 14 to include built-in translator in Safari, full Apple Pencil support on websites

Apple is working to include a built-in translator in Safari, 9to5Mac has learned, as well as full Apple Pencil support on websites. These new features described are based on an early build of iOS 14 obtained by 9to5Mac.

Siri on iOS can already translate words and phrases, and Apple might now expand this translation feature throughout the system. 9to5Mac has found that Safari will have a built-in translator, allowing users to translate web pages without any third-party app or service.

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.

But Safari is just the beginning before Apple expands this feature across the system, as we found out that the translation option is also being tested with other apps, such as the App Store. In this case, iOS would translate app descriptions and reviews from users if these were written in another language.

Furthermore, all the translations would be processed locally with the Neural Engine, so this feature is expected to work even without an internet connection, and it wouldn’t send data to Apple. Even Siri translations are supposed to use the Neural Engine in the future, which is a big step forward since it would be possible to ask Siri to translate something if you’re offline.

9to5Mac has also learned that iPadOS 14 might include full support for Apple Pencil input on websites, making it compatible not only to scroll and touch but also to draw and markup with all its capabilities in Safari and other browsers.

iOS 14 will be officially introduced at WWDC 2020, beginning June 22, as well as the next major releases of macOS, watchOS, and tvOS.

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