Apple unveils iOS 14 and macOS Big Sur features for India, China and other international markets

Apple unveils iOS 14 and macOS Big Sur features for India, China and other international markets

Apple will roll out a spread of latest options and enhancements which are aimed toward customers in India, China and different worldwide markets with its yearly updates to iOS, iPadOS, and macOS working programs, it unveiled at the moment.

iOS 14, which is rolling out to builders at the moment and can attain normal customers later this 12 months, introduces new bilingual dictionaries to assist French and German; Indonesia and English; Japanese and Simplified Chinese; and Polish and English. For its customers in China, one in all Apple’s greatest abroad markets, the iPhone-maker stated the brand new working system will introduce assist for Wubi keyboard.

For customers in India, Apple is including 20 new doc fonts and upgrading 18 current fonts with “extra weights and italics” to provide individuals higher selections. For these residing on the earth’s second largest web market, Mail app now helps e-mail addresses in Indian script.

Apple stated it would additionally ship a spread of further options for India, constructing on the massive momentum it kickstarted final 12 months.

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Messages now characteristic corresponding full-screen results when customers ship greetings reminiscent of “Happy Holi” in one of many 23 Indian native languages.

More curiously, iOS 14 will embody good downloads, which is able to permit customers in India to obtain Indian Siri voices and software program updates in addition to obtain and stream Apple TV+ reveals over mobile networks — a characteristic that isn’t obtainable elsewhere on the earth.

The characteristic additional addresses the patchy networks which are prevalent in India — regardless of main enhancements in recent times. Last 12 months, Apple beamed a characteristic for customers in India that enabled customers within the nation to set an optimized time of the day in on-demand streaming apps reminiscent of Hotstar and Netflix for downloading movies.

New enhancements additional reveals Apple’s rising deal with India, the world’s second largest smartphone market. Apple chief government Tim Cook stated earlier this 12 months that the corporate will launch its on-line retailer within the nation later this 12 months, and open its first bodily retailer subsequent 12 months. A supply accustomed to the matter instructed TechCrunch final month that the worldwide pandemic had not affected the plan.

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iOS 14 can even permit customers in Ireland and Norway to make the most of the autocorrection characteristic as the brand new replace provides assist for Irish Gaelic and Norwegian Nynorsk. And there’s additionally a redesigned Kana keyboard for Japan, which is able to allow customers there to sort numbers with repeated digits extra simply on the redesigned Numbers and Symbols airplane.

All the aforementioned options — besides e-mail addresses in Indian script in Mail and good downloads for customers in India — can even ship with iPadOS 14. And the aforementioned new bilingual dictionaries, new fonts for India, and localized messages are coming to macOS Big Sur.

Additionally, Apple says on the desktop working system it has additionally enhanced predictive enter for Chinese and Japanese ends in extra correct and contextual predictions.

Here’s all the things Apple introduced within the WWDC 2020 keynote at the moment


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