The build of iOS 14 leaked a few months ago, continues to offer surprises: the colleagues from 9to5Mac have discovered two new arrival related to internet browsing, or a built-in translator in Safari, and more complete support for Apple Pencil on the Web.
The precise details are not many. It is supposed that the built-in translator will allow you to avoid having to resort to external services such as Google, but it is not clear how it will be implemented in the user interface. Apparently it will be something very similar to what is done on Chrome to Translate if the language detected from the page is not the default one, the browser asks if you want to translate. It should also be possible to decide manually for each site, and quickly move on from the translated page to the original one without recharging.
The traces in the code of iOS 14 suggest that the browser is only the beginning. Apple wants to extend the translation to other apps and services: an example are the descriptions and reviews of apps and games in the App Store. An interesting detail is that all the translations will be carried out locally, taking advantage of the coprocessor TO the Neural Engine. Even Siri in the future move on to the translations locally, so it can operate even where there is no internet connectivity.
With regards to the Apple Pencil, today you can use it on the Web as the “replacement of the finger”, so to speak, in order to scroll the pages and click on the links; the goal for the future is to make it able to draw, highlight and more – not only on Safari but also on other browsers. Please note that this function can be used for iPadOS, not iOS, because Apple Pencil is only supported on the tablet of the Apple; but the two OS have a lot in common – in fact iPadOS is a fork of iOS. So it is reasonable to assume that the news related to the automatic translator of Safari will be present on the iPad.