The updates to the operating systems of Apple devices, presented at WWDC 21 were few in number compared to previous years, but no less surprising. The openness of FaceTime for Android and Microsoft, the potential of Universal Control and the usefulness of Live Text were the most commented on. But above all, the latter has sparked the imagination of users.
Craig Federighi has been tasked with introducing the Live Text feature for iPhone and iPad. The executive has demonstrated its usefulness at the time of detect texts available on a blackboard. To check later the possibility of copying it to the clipboard as if it were digital text, and use it in emails, annotation apps, or how a user shared to be copied into a review.
How iOS 15 Live Text Works
One of the users of the first iOS 15 developer beta, shared via his Twitter account, @nottechhyped, a video testing the Live Text functionality
Cheating on the online exam has never been easier thanks apple pic.twitter.com/MxQxYZCrBe
– tech hyped alt (@nottechhyped) June 8, 2021
Through the use of the intelligence of the iPhone, Live Text recognizes text in images and then allows you to interact with it. So, it can be used to search for a recipe captured in a cookbook, copy and paste a handwritten note, call a phone number listed in a brochure. And according to this user, cheating on an exam. In what other situation would it be useful?