iOS 14 leak reveals new AR app in the works called ‘Gobi’

Apple's AR app has customised QR codes for different apps and services.

| Updated on: Aug 20 2022, 21:01 IST
Apple could launch a new AR app with iOS 14.
Apple could launch a new AR app with iOS 14. (Pixabay)
Apple could launch a new AR app with iOS 14.
Apple could launch a new AR app with iOS 14. (Pixabay)

Apple is reportedly working on a new AR app that is set to release in the upcoming iOS 14. Apple's ‘Find My' app is also said to get some new AR features.

The latest iOS 14 leak comes from ex-TechCrunch reporter Josh Constine. What's more interesting in this leak is the name of Apple's AR app which will resonate heavily with Indians. It's called ‘Gobi' which means cauliflower in Hindi. So that's an interesting choice.

Moving on its features, the AR app has customised QR codes for the Mac Pro, Star Wars, Apple Watch and even Starbucks. These QR codes open up the Mac Pro and Apple Watch websites, and it also opens the Star Wars Rogue One movie on iTunes. The Starbucks Card opens the app's sign-up flow.

That's not all. The leaked iOS 14 files also reveal a shopping feature on the Gobi app. This leads users to the Apple store online where users can check out a 3D rendering of the Apple Watch. Gobi could also be used at Starbucks and the AR app could suggest discounts that can be availed. Another feature in Gobi shows an AR version of the pagoda tower that can be placed on a table. Similar to Google AR, Gobi would also let users place AR objects in the real environment.

Apple's Find My app will give sound and vibration feedback while users locate their missing devices. The app will play encouraging sounds according to the progress of users finding their iPhones or iPads.

iOS 14 is expected to release later this year but we'll most likely get to see its unveiling at the upcoming WWDC taking place next month.

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First Published Date: 19 May, 09:19 IST