Apple wants to replace your car keys with the new feature available in the upcoming iPhones. The WWDC 2020 event that took place yesterday has a lot of surprises for all of you. The event confirmed the release of the new iOS 14 along with a Carkey feature. On top of this, there is also numerous upgrade under the hood of the Macbook.
All of the updates are a part of the annual Worldwide Developers Conference on Monday. These highlights include the latest feature about their new announcement of the Carkey feature. However, the company is also trying to address the issue of app fatigue and fix the App store after a decade of its launch.
iOS 14 has a new Back Tap feature in Accessibility and it's wild. You can perform quick actions by double- or triple-tapping the *back of your iPhone*. Literally quick taps on the back; works with a case on.
These include system actions as well as custom shortcuts. pic.twitter.com/87uJU9qAtu
— Federico Viticci (@viticci) June 23, 2020
Apple Worldwide Developers Conference 2020: iOS 14
The most interesting feature that the company is coming up with is the update of its operating system. Apple is soon going to launch iOS 14 with its upcoming iPhone 12. After successfully turning your phone into a digital credit card, Apple now has plans for a digital car key. Their upcoming feature, called Carkey will launch initially with the 2021 BMW 5 series.
— Rob Gill (@vote4robgill) June 22, 2020
The new digital feature will be available for Apple’s current iOS 13 phones as well as the iOS 14 system. Carkey uses near-field communication and it will help drivers unlock their car doors just by tapping their phone to the car handle. A similar patent like this was documented by Apple in the google scholars domain. Volvo also offers a similar feature for its cars.
Let us know what you think of this in the comments section below! Also, don’t forget to join us on our Telegram Channel for more such latest updates and discussions.
Suryapratim Ray is an engineer, author, robotics hobbyist, and an active Quoran. Being a technical blogger, he covers the good, bad, and ugly of science on a regular basis at Sciencenews18. In addition to his passion for writing, he’s equally keen on learning classical music.