WWDC – iOS 15: Live Text

With iOS 15, you now have the ability to read and understand text in photos if you have a phone with an A12 Bionic processor. Apple uses secure on-device intelligence to help you discover more in your photos, quickly find what you’re looking for, and relive special moments.

source: Apple

Live Text intelligently unlocks rich and useful information in images, so you can make a call, send an email, or look up directions with just a tap on the highlighted text in a photo.

It understands seven different languages: English, Chinese, French, Italian, German, Portuguese, and Spanish. And with system-wide translation, you can simply tap and translate.

Live Text also works in the Camera app, so you can point your iPhone camera at text on the go and quickly take action on useful information.

source: Apple
source: Apple

Visual Look Up highlights objects and scenes it recognizes so you can get more information about them. You can quickly learn more about art, landmarks, nature, books, and pets simply by tapping a photo on your device or on the web.


Seeing is believing! Here is Craig demoing this at the Keynote

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