Apple’s forthcoming iOS 14 could have a new increased reality app that can read Apple-branded QR codes and might have brand new features baked into the Find The app, according iOS 14 documents obtained by former TechCrunch reporter Josh Constine.
That new AR app, called Gobi in these files, could be able to study both more traditional-looking QR requirements and an interesting new circular style for QR codes, reports Constine. Constine also shared images associated with what those QR codes might look like:
“Files in Gobi integrated QRs that opened the Mac pc Pro and Apple Watch sites, the Star Wars: Rogue One movie in the iTunes Store, and another that opens the Starbucks Credit card sign-up flow,” says Constine. Code in the files also evidently suggests the Gobi app might use location data to let clients claim discounts at certain Starbucks stores. 9to5Mac first reported on Gobi in March.
The Discover My app may also get brand new sound and vibration cues to help you easier find your devices while using the application, reports Constine. Apparently, there are specific noises that play as you get nearer to a device you’re looking for and types that play as you get further away. It seems possible these noises could be used to help you locate Apple’s long-rumored Tile-like AirTag tracking tags, should they ever be launched. You can hear some of the sounds on 2:03 in the video inlayed at the top of this post.
iOS 14 is also rumored to include a new home screen view, a new fitness app, a “PencilKit” API, and the ability to set third-party apps as your default browser and email client.